Study in Sydney

Why study in Sydney, Australia

Australia is known globally as one of the world’s most diverse and welcoming countries. Did you know that Australia has the fifth highest number of international students in the world behind despite having a population of only 25 million? This isn’t surprising when you consider that Australia has six of the top 100 universities in the world! In fact, with over 22,000 courses across 1,100 institutions, Australia sits above the likes of Germany, the Netherlands and Japan, ranking ninth in the Universitas 2020 U21 Ranking of National Higher Education Systems.

These are strong academic credentials, but our institutions are just as highly rated as the cities that house them around the country. Australia has seven of the 100 best cities in the world for students based on student mix, affordability, quality of life, and employer activity – all important elements for students when choosing the best study destination. And with more than A$300 million provided by the Australian Government each year in international scholarships, we’re making it easier for you to come and experience the difference an Australian education can make to your future career opportunities.

Do you have a specific study area of interest? There is every chance Australia has you covered, with at least one Australian university in the top 50 worldwide across the study areas of Natural Sciences & Mathematics, Life & Agricultural Sciences, Clinical Medicine & Pharmacy, and Physics.

Given this impressive education pedigree, it’s not surprising there are now more than 2.5 million former international students who have gone on to make a difference after studying in Australia. Some of these students are among the world’s finest minds. In fact, Australia has produced 16 Nobel prize laureates and every day over 1 billion people around the world rely on Australian discoveries and innovations – including penicillin, IVF, ultrasound, Wi-Fi, the Bionic Ear, cervical cancer vaccine and Black Box Flight Recorders – to make their lives, and the lives of others, better. Why wouldn’t you want to study with some of the best minds in the world?

VET & Assessment Practices

Vocational Education Courses in Australia can have certain challenges for International Students with numerous jargons. Vigil International College provides students with helpful material to better understand these rules. Some of these have been summarised below:
Competency-Based Assessment
The process of collecting evidence and making judgements on whether an individual has achieved competence. This confirms that an individual can perform in the workplace based on competency standards developed by relevant industry, enterprise, community, or professional groups.
Units of Competency
Learners are judged against competency standards (often called units of competency) developed by industry to assess whether they are competent. A competency standard comprises individual units of competency that include the essential information needed to assess a learner.
This is used by an assessor to make a judgement about whether a learner is competent. It is the responsibility of the assessor to determine what and how much evidence is required to make the assessment judgement. These may be direct, indirect, or supplementary.
Assessment tools
Also called evidence-gathering tools – contain both the instrument and the instructions for gathering and interpreting evidence in an assessment process. The tasks to be administered to the learner, the outline of the evidence to be gathered from the learner and the evidence criteria used to judge the quality of performance are often  referred to as the assessment instrument.
More information on VET Practices can be found on

Student Visa Conditions

There are numerous mandatory conditions on your Student Visa.
Here are a few common requirements of your Student Visa:

  • Valid Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE): You must always have a valid CoE and are expected to complete the course within the duration indicated on the CoE.
  • Know your Visa Expiry Date
Ensure that you apply for a new visa before your current visa expires.
Allowing your student visa to expire is a serious matter and may result in you being required to leave Australia and being subject to a 3-year ban from re-entering the country.
  • You must maintain adequate arrangements for health insurance during your stay in Australia.
  • You must tell your education provider the address where you live in Australia within seven days of arriving in Australia

For most recent & accurate information go to the Student Visa (subclass 500) information page.

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