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Higher Education

There are 37 public universities, 2 private universities and some higher education institutions throughout Australia. Many universities have pathway arrangements with other universities around the world including articulation agreements, study abroad partners and student exchange partners.

Qualifications under Higher Education:

• Diploma
• Advanced Diploma
• Undergraduate:
• Associate Degree
• Bachelor Degree
• Bachelor Degree with Honours
• Postgraduate:
• Graduate Certificate
• Graduate Diploma
• Master Degree (Coursework)
• Master Degree (Research)
• Doctoral Degree(PHD)

As an international student, you need to satisfy both academic requirements and English requirements before your admission into higher education in Australia. These requirements will vary depending on your choice of university or institution. Generally speaking, for most undergraduate and postgraduate study, IELTS of 6.0 or 6.5 and completion of high school or equivalent are required. For most postgraduate degree, IELTS of 6.5 and completion of an undergraduate degree or equivalent are required. There are other pathways available, including foundation study, certificate or diploma study, if you cannot meet the academic requirement or English requirement for entry. AC&T International will assist you to map out the best path for you with your academic and English level.

Bond University

CRICOS Provider Code 00017B
Bond University


Bond University has been established in 1989, over 25 years of challenges and changes, Bond has adapted to the needs of the workplace, liaising with key employers in all fields to develop programs that reflect the current technological, theoretical and psychological practicalities of the corporate environment.

Students graduated from Bond University have achieved on the global stage, successfully challenging the most prestigious institutions from the USA, UK, Europe and Asia in high profile international competitions.

Now Bond is firmly established as one of Australia’s leading universities, it has achieved far beyond all expectations, meeting every challenge with the unbridled spirit of determination and innovation that equally exemplifies its graduates.

Why Choose Bond?
The 2013 Good Universities Guide rates Bond University the most five stars out of any university in Australia for educational experience. It provides accelerated degrees for students to graduate up to 12 months ahead of the rest by studying three semesters per year.

Lowest Student to Staff Ratio in Australia to ensure every student receives the best possible service and education during their time in Bond University. Bond University has a distinctly global perspective, aspiring to a 50:50 ratio of Australian to international students. Our international students come from 80 countries, evenly weighted so that no nationality dominates.

Bond University recognises your passion and accelerates your progress. Through a personalised education approach, Bond works with every student to reach the outer limits of their own potential. And the results speak for themselves.

When compared to Australia’s leading Group of Eight Universities, Bond ranks #1 for overall student satisfaction.

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Central Queensland University

CRICOS Provider Code 00219C

Central Queensland University


With a presence that spans from Cairns in the north to Melbourne in the south, and even further to the west, CQUniversity has one of the largest and fastest-growing footprints of any university in Australia.

CQUniversity graduates are among the highest paid in the country, and CQUniversity researchers are rated as world-class in a number of disciplines, fostering a culture of success across the institution.

However, CQUniversity is not just a place for the academic elite. The University prides itself on being one of the nation’s most inclusive universities, offering higher education to many who would not otherwise have the opportunity to experience it.

Why CUQ?
CQUniversity also boasts one of the largest proportions of international students of any Australian university – and, with many of its students choosing to study via distance education, the University is responding to a growing demand for more flexible learning.

As one of Australia’s most engaged universities, CQUniversity is proud of its close connections with the communities it serves, and with those further afield.

With plans to revolutionise its research output and to become Queensland’s first dual sector university, offering both vocational education and training alongside higher education, CQUniversity stands at the forefront of innovation, energy and enthusiasm.

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Griffith University

CRICOS Provider Code 00233E

Griffith University


Since opening its doors in 1975, Griffith University has come to be regarded as one of Australia's most innovative tertiary institutions and one of the most influential universities in the Asia-Pacific region.

The Griffith University was the very first university in Australia to offer degrees in Asian studies and Environmental studies to our students and we remain a pioneer in these fields. It has grown to be a large multi-campus institution with internationally recognised strengths in teaching and research. Griffith now offers more than 300 degrees across five campuses and is home to more than 43,000 students from 131 countries. Griffith is Australia’s ninth largest higher education provider.

Why Griffith?

  • Griffith University allows you to choose where you want to learn.
    Our 5 campuses span 3 cities between Brisbane and the Gold Coast, each with distinct areas of teaching and research strength and working closely with its local community.

  • Griffith University has not only expanded and matured, but it has also moved beyond the expectations of its founders. In its capacity to continually innovate while adapting to change, it has successfully built on their ideals.

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    James Cook University

    CRICOS Provider Code 00117J

    James Cook University - Brisbane


    James Cook University (JCU) is the second oldest university in Queensland and Australia's leading university in the tropics. Offering excellence in teaching and research, JCU is a vibrant, multi-campus university with its main sites in the tropical Queensland cities of Townsville and Cairns, and modern city campuses in Singapore and Brisbane.

    JCU is recognised around the world for its expertise in marine biology, environmental studies, tropical health, and tourism. Our professional coursework programs are accredited by industry and professional associations and many professionals are guest lecturers for our postgraduate programs. Over the past five years, JCU academics have won 31 national awards for teaching excellence from the Australian Teaching and Learning Council - more than many larger universities.

    Why JCUB?
    James Cook University Brisbane Campus is a modern high rise building, centrally located in the Central Business District (CBD) located on Queen Street. Students have access to study space, computer stations, high speed internet and WiFi, leisure and activity rooms, all within walking distance of the riverfront, Queen Street's main shopping mall, city library and the many shops, parks and cafes that our beautiful city has to offer. The campus is easily accessible via the many forms of public transport which is heavily discounted to students.

    JCU recognises that knowledge has the power to change lives and strives to create a student centred learning environment, where students are able to take full advantage of their university experience. With friendly campuses, smaller class sizes, accessible teaching staff, and excellent support services including study skills and student mentor programs, our students receive the personal attention they need to achieve their best.

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    Macquarie City Campus

    CRICOS Provider Code 00002J

    Macquarie City Campus


    Macquarie University was established in 1964, the institution described as 'Australia's most radical and unconventional university', carried the name of the staunch Scots Tory and High Anglican soldier who had governed New South Wales at the height of the convict era.
    The City Campus is located in the heart of Sydney's dynamic central business district, the university is surrounded by leading multinational companies, giving you unparalleled access to internships and greater exposure to the Australian job market.

    Why study at Macquarie City Campus?
    Macquarie is Australia's number 1 modern university, offering internationally recognised and respected degrees. It is consistently ranked highly in international surveys, and the students are sought after by employers around the world.

    Macquarie University is Australia's top-ranking university in the QS Top 50 Under 50, which ranks universities from around the world under 50 years of age. Macquarie is currently ranked 18th in the world.

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    Queensland University of Technology

    CRICOS Provider Code 00213J

    Queensland University of Technology

    Queensland University of Technology is a major Australian university with a global outlook and a 'real-world' focus. We are transforming the student experience we offer our 50,000 students, including almost 8000 international students from more than 100 countries, by placing a premium on the international and national accreditation of our various professional degrees.

    A QUT degree is designed to set you up for success. You’ll have opportunities to gain practical workplace experience and valuable industry connections, putting you in the best possible position when it comes to starting your career.

    QUT was recently ranked:

    • 8th in Australia and 38th in the world for Nursing in the QS World University Ranking by Subject (2016)

    • 7th in Australia and in the 71-80 band globally in the inaugural QS Graduate Employability Ranking (2016)

    • 1st in Australia and 21st in the world for Communication and Media Studies in the QS World University Ranking by Subject (2016)

    • The top 1% of business schools worldwide. QUT Business School was the first business school in Australia to achieve triple international accreditation (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA)

    • One of the top 300 universities globally in the QS Top Universities Ranking (2015)

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    University of Queensland

    CRICOS Provider Code 00025B

    The University of Queensland


    The University of Queensland (UQ) is in the top 100 universities worldwide, measured through a number of major independent university rankings: the Academic Ranking of World Universities, Times Higher Education World University Rankings, QS World University Rankings and, Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities. UQ is also the largest university in Queensland.

    The University’s outstanding 200,000-plus alumni include a Nobel laureate, the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, an Academy Award winner, and leaders in government, law, science, public service and the arts. The University celebrates its alumni as its greatest assets. Their achievements make the University great – and, in return, the University will work hard to strengthen its reputation.

    UQ is one of only three Australian members of the global Universitas 21, a founding member of the Group of Eight (Go8) universities, and a member of Universities Australia.
    UQ has a strong focus on teaching excellence, winning more Australian Teaching and Learning Council Awards for Teaching Excellence than any other in the country and attracting the majority of Queensland's highest academic achievers, as well as top interstate and overseas students.

    The UQ Advantage provides students with opportunities, choices and support that will enable them to achieve their individual aspirations, to become leaders in their chosen fields and to positively impact on the society in which they live. In addition to flexibility in program choice, student benefits include the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of extracurricular activities during their studies. There are study abroad opportunities and access to more than 100 clubs and societies, as well as sports and cultural facilities.

    With four major campuses, located at St Lucia and Herston in Brisbane, and Ipswich and Gatton in South-East Queensland, the University has invested substantially in construction and development, helping create great environments in which to study and research. UQ is committed to developing state-of-the-art learning spaces that are in step with industry demands and expectations.

    UQ has established eight research institutes, many with a multidisciplinary focus:

    Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology;
    Global Change Institute;
    Institute for Molecular Bioscience;
    Institute for Social Science Research;
    Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation;
    Queensland Brain Institute;
    Sustainable Minerals Institute; and
    UQ Diamantina Institute.

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    University of Sunshine Coast

    CRICOS Provider Code 01595D

    University of Sunshine Coast


    USC students receive a high quality educational experience, while enjoying the relaxed lifestyle that the Sunshine Coast offers.

    Students benefit from a friendly and supportive campus environment, access to highly qualified teaching staff, personal attention, and modern technology and facilities.

    Study choices are wide and degrees are complemented by opportunities to gain practical experience and travel overseas.

    The University is registered in the Australian University category in the National Register of Higher Education Providers, meaning USC complies with the Higher Education Standards for Australian universities, made under Australia’s Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011.

    Why choose USC?
    USC has a proud record of achievement in learning and teaching. It is the only Queensland public university to consistently rate five stars for teaching quality, and wins more than its share of national teaching awards.

    The University has also earned multiple five-star ratings for its educational experience, including overall graduate satisfaction, graduate satisfaction with generic skills, gender balance, Indigenous participation and electronic support.

    Students and graduates regularly remark on the quality of their experiences and the personal nature of the teaching and support they receive.

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    University of Southern Queensland

    CRICOS Provider Code 00244B

    University of Southern Queensland


    The University of Southern Queensland is a young dynamic university dedicated to providing quality programs and degrees, and ensuring our graduates are given the best possible opportunities to succeed. We stand-out from the crowd because we are committed to seeing our students achieve academically and personally. While we are a regional university our perspective is global. Our degrees are relevant and our lecturers are leaders in their fields. USQ has a unique culture focusing on flexibility, small class sizes and support.

    Why USQ?

    More than 22,000 students choose to study at USQ across five faculties - Arts, Business, Education, Engineering and Surveying and Sciences. USQ Toowoomba campus is one fo the most modern and well equipped in Australia. The Phoenix building is a purpose built Arts/Business building that houses the Australian Graduate School of Business. It incorporates world class teaching facilties including Harvard style lecture theatres and syndicate rooms. The University library provides students with an extensive collection of texts and journals as well as extensive online databases.

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    University of Tasmania

    CRICOS Provider Code 00586B

    The University of Tasmania


    The University of Tasmania has a growing reputation as one of Australia’s foremost teaching and research institutions. With a history spanning almost 125 years, the university is ranked in the top ten research universities in Australia and in the top two per cent of universities in the world.

    With more than 29,000 students, UTAS provides a creative and stimulating environment, providing opportunities for our students to engage in an international learning experience through student exchanges and a multicultural campus life.

    Beyond the student experience, the university’s community is strengthened by a network of more than 90,000 alumni spanning more than 120 countries, and is underpinned by collaborative partnerships with other organisations who share our strategic outlook.

    While maintaining a distinctive Tasmanian identity, UTAS programs and research are international in scope, vision and standards.

    Why UTAS?

    UTAS has been ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide, reflecting our commitment to the creation and dissemination of knowledge. Additionally, in 2013 the Australian Research Council's 'Excellence in Research for Australia' (ERA) initiative awarded UTAS world-standard or better in 16 broad discipline areas.

    It has recently been ranked in the top 10 research universities in Australia. This achievement is validation of our passionate
    belief that research is integral to the future prosperity of our society and environment.

    In 2012, UTAS received more teaching awards than any other Australian university, cementing our position as the country's
    number one university for teaching excellence - with a curriculum focused on global knowledge, skills and perspective.

    The world has welcomed more than 90,000 UTAS graduates over the past 123 years,
    reflecting our truly international approach to teaching and research. UTAS graduates are highly regarded by employers
    everywhere and form a powerful network of success across the globe.

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