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Parent's Checklist

This site contains all the key information and advice you will need to help your son or daughter plan their study in Australia.

The checklist below is designed as a step-by-step guide to organising study in Australia — everything from choosing the right course, institution and state, to organising visas, health cover and accommodation, and everything else along the way!

Simply follow the links in the checklist to find out everything you need to know to help your child on their way to a world-class education in Australia.

Step 1

Understand Australia's education system

1.1

Do you know about Australia’s education quality standards and qualifications on offer?

Yes

Go to Question 1.2

No
1.2

Do you know what CRICOS is and how it protects international students?

Yes

Go to Question 1.3

No
1.3

Have you found out about all the advantages of studying in Australia?

Yes

Go to Question 1.4

No
1.4

Are you aware of the many services offered to international students in Australia?

Yes

Go to Question 1.5

No
1.5

Do you wish to find out about other students’ personal experiences in Australia?

Yes

Go to Question 1.6

No
1.6

Are you aware that you can deal with educational institutions directly or use education agents to do so on your behalf?

Yes

Go to Question 1.7

No
Step 2

Choose the right education level and course

2.1

Do you know which Australian state/territory your child will study in?

Yes

Go to Question 3.2

No
Step 3

Choose the right education level and course

3.1

Are you looking for a secondary school for your child?

Yes

Go to Question 3.2

No
3.2

Do you want information about university/higher education courses?

Yes

Go to Question 3.3

No
1.3

Have you considered vocational/technical education as an alternative to university?

Yes

Go to Question 3.5

No
3.4

Have you considered the benefits of study abroad or exchange courses?

Yes

Go to Question 3.6

No
3.5

Are you aware of the benefits of preparation courses including foundation studies or English language courses?

Yes

Go to Question 3.6

No
3.6

Are you aware of all of the key factors that should be considered when choosing a course?

Yes

Go to Question 3.7

No
3.7

Are you aware of the range of courses on offer in Australia?

Yes

Go to Question 3.8

No
Step 4

Choose an institution

4.1

Have you compared the different benefits which various educational institutions can offer your child?

Yes No

Go to Question 4.2

4.2

Do you wish to compare all secondary schools?

Yes No

Go to Question 4.3

4.3

Do you wish to compare all universities and other higher education providers?

Yes

Go to Question 4.4

No

Click here for more information

4.4

Do you wish to compare all private and government vocational education colleges?

Yes No

Go to Question 4.5

4.5

Do you wish to compare English language program providers?

Yes

Go to Question 4.6

No
Step 5

Assess the costs

5.1

Do you know how much tuition costs will be?

Yes

Go to Question 5.2

No
5.2

Have you checked if any scholarships are available for your child?

Yes

Go to Question 5.3

No
Step 6

Make an enquiry and apply to study

6.1

Do you know how to begin the application process?

Yes

Go to Question 6.2

No
6.2

Have you contacted your chosen institutions through Auspak Education Consultancy (AEC) to find out more about what they offer and how to apply?

Yes

Go to Question 4.5

No

Visit the profile page of the institution/s of your choice, press the INQUIRE NOW button and fill out the inquiry form. The institution will respond to you by e-mail

Step 7

Find out what is required to move to Australia

7.1

Does your child have a letter of offer or Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) from an Australian institution?

Yes

Go to Question 7.2

No

Contact the institution to which you have applied. Once you have a letter or offer or Confirmation of Enrolment then go to Question 7.2

7.2

Does your child have an Australian student visa?

Yes

Go to Question 7.4

No
7.2

Has compulsory Overseas Student Health Cover (insurance) been arranged?

Yes

Go to Question 7.4

No
7.2

Is your child under 18?

Yes

Click here for information on living in Australia as a student guardian

No

Go to Question 7.5

7.5

Have you arranged accommodation for your child in Australia?

Yes

Go to Question 7.4

No
Step 8

Find out about studying and working in Australia

8.1

Does your child intend to work while they study in Australia?

Yes No

Go to Question 8.2

8.2

Is your child considering working in Australia after they complete their studies?

Yes No

Go to Question 7.4

The final check list
Step 1

Do you understand Australia’s education system?

Yes

Go to Question 7.4

No

Go to the final checklist

Step 2

Do you have an understanding of Australia’s different states and territories?

Yes No
Step 3

Have you chosen the right education level and course?

Yes No
Step 4

Have you chosen the right educational institution?

Yes No
Step 5

Do you have an understanding of the costs of studying in Australia?

Yes No
Step 6

Have you contacted educational institutions you are interested in?

Yes No
Step 7

Do you know what is involved in moving to Australia to study?

Yes No
Step 8

Do you know whether it’s possible to work in Australia during and after study?

Yes No
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