Choosing an Australian course
Australia is the most popular English speaking destination for Vietnamese students and researchers. All Australian states and territories offer quality education at all levels (school, vocational education and training, higher education, English and short courses). Australia has a very strong quality assurance framework including two national regulators which maintain national public registers of all Australian higher education and vocational education and training providers that meet national quality standards.
Click here for the Study in Australia website through which the Australian Government provides information for international students about studying at Australian education institutions.
Click here for the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) which is the official Australian Government website that lists all Australian education providers approved to offer courses to people studying in Australia on student visas and the courses offered.
Australia Awards are prestigious international scholarships and fellowships funded by the Australian Government offering the next generation of global leaders an opportunity to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia and for high-achieving Australians to do the same overseas.
The Australia Awards brings together scholarships and fellowships administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Department of Education and Training and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR).
A variety of educational, research and professional development opportunities are available through:
The Education office in the Australian Embassy Hanoi is the primary contact for the Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships in Vietnam.
In addition to Australian Government scholarships, many Australian education institutions also offer scholarships to international students, including significant top up scholarships to the 911 Vietnamese Government scholarships. For example, in October 2015 it was estimated that the universities in the state of Western Australia offer full or partial scholarships to Vietnamese students valued at around 15 billion VND. Click here to search for a scholarship or check the websites of Australian universities you are interested in applying to.
Choosing an Education Agent
If you have decided to study in Australia, but need help with the application process, you may consider using an education agent. It is not compulsory to use an education agent. By Australian law, all Australian education institutions, including through their education agents, are required to:
• provide you with accurate up-to-date information on the Australian education system; education and training providers in Australia and living in Australia (e.g. the cost of living, accommodation options, transport, health, etc.)
If you decide to use an education agent, it is important that you select an education agent who is qualified to assist you.
Click here for the Guide to Choosing an Education Agent.
Click here to access student visa information.
Living in Australia
Click here for information regarding Living in Australia
Australia has one of the most effective international student protection arrangements in the world.
The Education Services for Overseas (ESOS) Act outlines consumer protection provisions for international students enrolled in courses in Australia. This includes the Tuition Protection Service which will help you find a suitable alternative course or pay a refund in the unlikely event that your education provider is unable to deliver the course you have enrolled in.
The ESOS framework also protects the interests of international students by setting out standards, roles and responsibilities for education institutions that teach overseas students. Australia also has an Overseas Students Ombudsman to investigate any external complaints from international students attending private education institutions. . Click here for more information about consumer protection for international students in Australia.
The Vietnamese Graduates from Australia Club (VGAC) is open to all alumni of Australian institutions and has a network of more than 6000 members. VGAC aims to create an effective networking venue for its members as well as to contribute to the promotion of friendship, collaborative relations and mutual understanding between Vietnam and Australia.
Click here for further information about VGAC.
Australian education institutions
If you are an Australian education and training provider seeking assistance with international marketing, please visit the Austrade education website.
The Australian Government Department of Education and Training, International Group works to foster international partnerships, provide strategic policy advice, ensure quality, and enhance international students’ experiences. The Department conducts research into international education trends, including international student statistics.
Through the international network, the Department directly supports bilateral and multilateral education relationships around the world, including an Education and Science Counsellor position in Vietnam. The Education office based at the Australian Embassy Hanoi fosters cooperative projects which assist with Vietnam’s education reforms, promotes the excellence of Australia’s Education and Training system, and develops two-way student mobility, science and research engagement and institutional linkages with Vietnam.
Click here for further information about the Department of Education and Training