News & Updates

International students to return to Victoria in early 2021


New arrangements from Australia universities to welcome students


The Australian Visa Application Centre in Singapore will resume operations (limited)


Why Study in Australia?

Australia is a modern country with a high standard of living. It is the world’s third most popular education destination with the world’s best facilities and educators.

Australian qualifications are internationally recognised and most of the courses are regulated by the Australian Qualification Framework, which is a national system endorsed by the Australian Government. All schools accepting international students must be government-registered and must meet special requirements set out by the Government to ensure high educational standards.

Students who have prior learning in a similar discipline may also seek exemptions into a course that they are applying into, enabling them to complete their degree much earlier. For example, a student with a 3-year diploma of business from a local polytechnic may be offered up to 1.5 years off their bachelor degree in business. This will depend on the student’s results and the articulation arrangements that the different institutions have in place.

Another consideration is the cost involved in overseas studies. Tuition fees differ greatly between different institutions, courses and level of study and range from AUD $10,000 to AUD $45,000 a year. Cost of living in Australia also varies depending on your choice of location and lifestyle, and ranges from AUD $20,000 to AUD $25,000 a year.

Student visa holders can also work up to 40 hours per fortnight to help defray some living expenses. Students who have studied in Australia may also be eligible to apply for post study work visa that allows that them further stay in Australia. While you’re not permitted to carry out paid work in Australia on a Student Visa, you can apply for a working visa once you’ve finished your study. To qualify for this visa, it is mandatory for a student to complete a minimum of two years education in the Bachelor or Masters degree level. University qualified employees are in high demand in Australia, across a wide range of disciplines including Accountancy, Engineering and Professional Services, so there are great opportunities to gain work when you graduate.

With a great education system in place, you can live, study and experience another culture with plenty of attractions and transport infrastructure at your fingertips. Australia is a wonderful place to study and explore. Come and see for yourself!

Australia Living Cost Table

Descriptions Melbourne Sydney Brisbane Adelaide Perth
Weekly Rental A$250-659 A$317-619 A$205-459 A$148-469 A$158-420
Public transport (weekly) A$22 A$26 A$23 A$12.25 A$10
Eating in (daily) A$12 A$12 A$12 A$12 A$12
Eating out (daily) A$45 A$45 A$40 A$35 A$40
Night Life Per Session A$10-25 A$10-25 A$10-25 A$9-25 A$6-20
Movies Per Session A$21 A$23 A$17 A$21 A$18
Fitness Per Session A$16-20 A$18 A$14 A$15 A$19

Step-by-step guide

Australia has a stringent visa system in place, but we can help guide you through the process and give you the best chance of success.

  1. Register below to get a FREE counselling session with our education counsellor. Get some insights based on your preferences.
  2. Gather documents & apply to Institutions  (we have great working relationships with the institutions)
  3. Receive Institution Offer Letter
  4. Accept offer letter, payment for tuition fees & health insurance
  5. Receive confirmation of enrollment
  6. Source for student accommodation
  7. Lodge student visa application
  8. Undergo medical & biometric examination
  9. Pre-departure briefing
  10. Purchase of flight tickets & Go!


All international students who are moving to Australia for studies must have an Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). The health cover must be valid and active throughout their stay in Australia. If your family members are accompanying you, they should have a health cover too.

OSHC is one of the prerequisites to apply for the student visa. It is one of the documents you enclose while applying for the student visa. Apart from the fact it is mandatory, OSHC is very beneficial as it covers a wide range of medical expenses.

Healthcare system is very robust in Australia and it is costly also. Therefore purchasing OSHC is a smart financial decision. There are multiple players who provide this health insurance and it normally costs between $450 – $600 based on the plan you opt for.

Australia Institution Partners

(Few of our featured partners)


  • Australian National University
  • University of Sydney
  • Monash University
  • University of Adelaide
  • University of Western Australia
  • University of Queensland
  • UNSW
  • Deakin
  • University of Newcastle
  • Le Cordon Bleu

How can AECC Help you?

We will handle your student visa application

We represent over 90% of Australian Institutions

We offer advice and guidance beyond university prospectus

Advice for scholarships

Let us take care of everything for you
Get in touch with our friendly team today

AECC Singapore Education Counsellor

Justin Arif
Senior Education Counsellor
: +65 6856 7389
:[email protected]

AECC Singapore Education Counsellor

Karmen Chan
Senior Education Counsellor
: +65 6856 7389
[email protected]