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Sep 24 2017

Children Studying in Australia on a Visitor Visa

Children of Visitors to Australia can Study in Australian Schools

The rules for the children attending school in Australia while on a Tourist Visa may be different for the different States in Australia, as each State has its own Education Department.

QLD: The minimum period of enrolment is 2 weeks. Students on tourist visas cannot study for more than 13 weeks unless permitted by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.
2018 QLD Tuition Fees are between $309 and $422 per week.

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For Books with Free Delivery to Australia, look at: BookDepository UK and USA

May 12 2017

Repaying an Australian University Loan

Australian University Loan Repayments

An Australian worker earning $807 per week would pay back $8 a week for the student loan that funded their degree. (1% of the Salary)

An Australian worker earning $2,300 per week would pay back $230 a week for the student loan that funded their degree. (10% of the Salary)

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For Books with Free Delivery to Australia, look at: BookDepository UK and USA

May 12 2017

FEE-HELP and HECS-HELP Loans for Australian University

FEE-HELP Loans for Australian University

FEE‑HELP is a loan scheme that assists eligible fee paying students pay all or part of their tuition fees. It cannot be used for additional study costs such as accommodation or text books. The total amount of FEE‑HELP a person can use is known as the ‘FEE‑HELP limit’.

HECS-HELP Loans for Australian University

HECS‑HELP is a loan scheme for eligible students enrolled in Commonwealth supported places to pay their student contribution amounts. It cannot be used for additional study cost such as accommodation or text books

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May 12 2017

Australian Students: Domestic or International

Permanent Residents University Costs Before 2018

Permanent Residents are eligible for Commonwealth supported places [CSP], but are not eligible for HECS HELP loans

Permanent Residents University Costs After 2018

Permanent Residents are no longer eligible for Commonwealth supported places, but are now eligible for Loans to pay for the education cost.

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May 12 2017

Commonwealth Assistance for Australian Universities 2017

Commonwealth Assistance Options for Australian Universities

Most domestic students undertaking a bachelor degree at a public university are enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) and pay ‘student contributions’ rather than tuition fees.

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May 12 2017

University Course Costs for Permanent Residents 2017 Budget

Changes to Australian Commonwealth supported places

From 1 January 2018, subsidies for Australian permanent residents and New Zealand (NZ) citizens enrolling in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) will be withdrawn, making them fee-paying students.
The Commonwealth will instead support permanent residents and NZ citizens through access to income-contingent loans which means that they will not have to meet the cost of upfront fees.

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Apr 22 2017

HECS and Permanent Residency

HECS Fee Help and Support While a Permanent Resident

HECS-HELP loans are available to eligible students who are studying in a Commonwealth Supported Place and are Australian citizens.

Since 2005, most New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents are not eligible for HECS-HELP loans. They must pay up-front and are not eligible to defer their unit fees to the ATO under the HECS-HELP scheme.

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Dec 20 2016

Education Costs for 457 Visa Holders in ACT

ACT Territory Education Fees for Children of Parents on 457 Visas.

$9,320 for each kindergarten student
$12,500 for each primary school student
$13,900 for each high school student

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Dec 20 2016

Education Costs for 457 Visa Holders in WA

WA State Education Fees for Children of Parents on 457 Visas.

The Western Australian Government tuition fee for families on 457 Visas (temporary skilled workers) whose children attend public schools in this state are:
$4,000 per family each year, regardless of the number of children a family have enrolled in public schools.

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Dec 20 2016

Education Costs for 457 Visa Holders in NSW

NSW State Education Fees for Children of Parents on 457 Visas.
$5,000 Years K – 6 Primary School
$5,000 Years 7 – 10 Junior High School
$6,000 Years 11 – 12 Senior High School

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Dec 19 2016

Education Costs for 457 Visa Holders in South Australia

From January 2017, newly arriving 457 visa holders will be required to contribute to the cost of educating their children in government schools. They will no longer be fully subsidised by the State Government.
$5,100 for each primary school student
$6,100 for each high school student

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Aug 03 2016

Average Ages per School Year in Australia

The Average Age for starting school in Australia is between 5 years 0 months and 5 years 6 months.

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Aug 03 2016

NAPLAN 2016 Education Results

The Highest 2016 NAPLAN scores in each state were:

ACT: 600.5 Year 9 Reading
WA: 594.3 Year 9 Numeracy
VIC: 592.9 Year 9 Numeracy
NSW: 592.1 Year 9 Numeracy…………..

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Jul 25 2016

Kindergarten and Prep before Year 1 in Australian Schools

Starting School in Australia Year 1 would normally be considered the first year of Schooling, however, most Australia States have a year or two before Year 1. The school year normally starts in late January or early February after the summer vacation period. Queensland: In 2007 Prep replaced preschool as the first year of school. …

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May 06 2016

Australian British Universities – Top Ten

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-2016
Rankings for British and Australian Universities, extracted from the THE Rankings
Britain takes 8 places with Australia taking 2 places, in combined top ten UK-AUS.

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Dec 02 2015

NAPLAN 2015 Education Results

NAPLAN 2015 results: overall stable student achievement The 2015 NAPLAN National Report has been published on the NAP website, confirming the initial findings of the summary information released in August. The report shows stable student achievement – relative to 2008 and 2014, with some improvements nationally and in each state and territory (for some year …

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Sep 18 2015

Education: A National Curriculum from 2016

Australia is getting Closer to One Education Curriculum  for the entire Country Australian Education Council has endorsed Australian Curriculum in eight learning areas. For over two decades, Australia has been moving towards a national approach to schooling, including a national curriculum. After all this time, and through collaborative efforts led by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting …

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Sep 10 2015

Education Comparison between UK and Australia

Schooling Differences between Britain and Australia A common comment is that the primary education is different here in Australia when compared to the UK. A number of people have said that children here are allowed to be children for longer, no real pressure on direct learning, but lots of encouragement in learning to learn and …

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Aug 16 2015

International Students in Australia

University Fees for International Students in Australia International students are not eligible to access a Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) loan for their study, and must pay the overseas student fees charged by their provider.  studyassist.gov.au The official Australian Government website for international students is studyinaustralia.gov.au and gives the ability to search for courses, institutions …

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Jun 08 2015

Schooling in Australia

Schooling in Australia State Schools in Australia are considered to be basically free. There are however various “voluntary” contributions of maybe a few hundred dollars per year. Schooling lasts for 13 years, from preparatory to senior secondary. School is compulsory until at least the age of 16. www.studyinaustralia.gov.au In Australia in 2014, 65.1% of all …

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