Higher Education

University Courses are by far wider than college courses. Entry requirements, duration, and assessment methods of one course may be different from the other. February, July, and November intakes are in common practice. Depending on the course load students choose to study 2-3 semesters a year. Following courses are offered by universities:
  • Offered by some Universities and University Affiliated Colleges
  • Equivalent to VET Diploma
  • 1-2 years
  • Requires High School (10-12), IELTS 5.5
Bachelor Degree
  • Offered by all universities
  • 3 years
  • Requires education equivalent to Australian Senior School Certificate  (Year 12)
  • ILETS 6.0
Bachelor Degree(Honours)
  • Offered by all universities
  • 4 years
  •  One more year after a Bachelor Degree with a focus on research.
  • Students with outstanding achievement records in a Bachelor Degree course are also granted Honours.
  • Requires education equivalent to Australian Senior School Certificate  (Year 12), ILETS 6.0
Graduate Certificate
  • 6 months
  • Requires Bachelor Degree, IELTS 6.0
Graduate Diploma
  • 1 year
  • Requires Bachelor Degree, ILETS 6.0
  • Specialisation of knowledge
Masters Degree(Coursework)
  • 1-2 years
  • Requires Bachelor Degree, IELTS 6.0
  • In-depth knowledge of specific area and subject
  • Specialisation
Masters Degree (Research) – MPhil
  • 1-2 years
  • Develops research skills
  • Requires a Bachelor degree with Honours but students or Graduate Diploma with some work experience.
  • IELTS 6.0-6.5
  • Standard MPhil course work is transferable to a PhD program after 1 year full-time study
Doctoral Degree-PhD
  • Australian Highest Degree
  • 3 years
  • Coursework and research combined
  • Requires Masters Degree, IELTS 6.5
Note: Academic and English requirements may vary upon course and universities types. 


Australian Capital Territory Australian National University Canberra
University of Canberra Canberra
New South Wales Australian Catholic University Sydney
Charles Sturt University Albury-Wodonga
Macquarie University Sydney
Southern Cross University Lismore
The University of Newcastle Newcastle
The University of New England Armidale
The University of New South Wales Sydney
The University of Sydney Sydney
University of Technology Sydney Sydney
University of Western Sydney Sydney
University of Wollongong Wollongong
Northern Territory Charles Darwin University Darwin
Queensland Bond University Gold Coast
Central Queensland University Rockhampton
Griffith University Brisbane
James Cook University Townsville, Cairns
Queensland University of Technology Brisbane
The University of Queensland Brisbane
University of Southern Queensland Toowoomba
University of the Sunshine Coast Maroochydore
South Australia The University of Adelaide Adelaide
Flinders University Adelaide
University of South Australia Adelaide
Tasmania University of Tasmania Hobart
Victoria Deakin University Geelong
La Trobe University Melbourne
Monash University Melbourne
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Melbourne
Swinburne University of Technology Melbourne
Federation University Ballarat
The University of Melbourne Melbourne
Victoria University Melbourne
Western Australia Curtin University of Technology Perth
Edith Cowan University Perth
Murdoch University Perth
The University of Western Australia Perth
The University of Notre Dame Fremantle