[pl. universities] a high-level educational institution in which students study for degrees and academic
research is done.
- ORIGIN Latin universitas ‘the whole’, later ‘guild’, from universus [see UNIVERSE].
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Universities are the highest tier of education with university qualifications now a virtual necessity in most professions and many other occupations.
In Australia, all universities have some level of financial reliance on government. Bond University, The University of Notre Dame [Australia] and Torrens University are among the private universities.
The number of Australian universities has increased since the 1980s. Seven are ranked in the top 100 universities in the world at this time. Most universities have significant numbers of international students, especially from Asia.
This page looks at Australian universities with further information on academic and financial assistance, admission centres, postgraduate courses, Medical Examination preparation and other information.
University Open Days : Open Days for all Australian universities are found on this page.
Search by alphabetical listing, state or city. Find special schools e.g. Law, Nursing, Teaching & Business, English programs, more. Each university is accessed separately via their Home Page, Information For International Students, Library, UniGuide. It should provide most of what you want to know about Australian Universities.
Rankings of Australian Universities provides ranks within Australia and links to world rankings.
‘Helps you make informed decisions about future study by allowing you to compare up to six different institutions and study areas, based on undergraduate student experiences. You can create your own shortlist to compare the different study areas and/or institutions’.
- Australian Universities Listing
Alphabetical listing including some special centres and faculties.
- Australian University
‘Profiles of Australian Universities’ compiled by Universities Australia. PDF download of over 18mb.This version compiled in November 2015.
- List of Australian Universities
Listing of all Australian universities by state. Includes links to international student information for each.
- List of Universities in Australia
Includes ‘ universities, other self-accrediting higher education institutions, and state and territory accredited higher education institutions’.
- Online Study Australia
‘Online Study Australia selects and presents the best online courses from Australian universities and colleges. Here you can find the top online degrees by subject plus the best business diplomas’.
- Open Universities Australia
Online university courses.
- Tertiary Institutions and Universities
‘Choose a university or higher education institution that is best for you. Compare undergraduate student experience and graduate employment’.
- Universities Reviews
‘University Reviews Australia offers reviews, comparisons and rankings of Australian universities. It looks beyond academic research performance, and considers things like student ratings and tuition fees’.
- Australian Technology Network [ATN]
‘An influential alliance of five distinctive and prominent Australian universities’.
- Group of Eight Australia [Go8]
‘The Group of Eight represent Australia’s leading universities’.
- Innovative Research Universities [IRU]
‘A network of seven comprehensive universities conducting research of national and international standing. The member universities collectively operate in over 35 different locations reflecting the rich diversity of the nation’.
- Regional Universities Network [RUN]
‘A network of six universities with headquarters in regional Australia and a shared commitment to playing a transformative role in their regions’.
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University of The Third Age
All branches in Australia.
- Universities Australia
Listing of participating universities, policies & programs, publications, news, contacts, Australian University Handbook, more.
- What Degree ? Which University ?
‘A website that’s going to tell you about university, degrees, student life, city life, and your life. Made by the students who have made the good and the bad decisions at uni, and are here to tell you what it’s really like’.
Including advice, language skills, study, exam preparation, reading, writing, more.
Includes academic skills resources, language and communication, reference guide, peer learning, more. Covers Higher Degree Research too.
- Language & Learning Online
Monash University. Includes Resource Finder, Guided Tour of resources, Writing for Subjects and sections on all aspects of language.
- Learning Assistance
University of Queensland.
- Macquarie University Transition Program [Mentoring]
Information about the program. Find information on What is a Mentor ? here.
- Melbourne Services for Students
‘The University of Melbourne offers one of the most comprehensive student support networks in Australia. Select from the categories to filter the results to identify services that may be able to assist you’. Also check the Academic Skills Unit site.
- Online Academic Skills Resources
Resources from the University of New South Wales, from essay writing to oral presentations.
- The Writing Centre
‘Language and Learning Service [LLS] lecturers offer a daily drop-in Helpdesk and a range of workshops as well as print and online resources to assist students develop the skills required for success at university’.
University of Wollongong.
- University of
‘Program set up to enable all students in the University to acquire and enhance the skills needed to succeed in their studies’.
- UNE Academic Skills Office
‘We are here to help you to succeed and excel in your studies’.
You need to be able to log in to access this site.
- Victoria University Koorie Units
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Get Ready for Uni
‘For students with a disability who are planning for university’.
- Macquarie University Accessibility Services
‘Aimed at meeting the life-long educational requirements of students with access needs’ and others, through innovative techniques’.
- The Disability Liaison
University of Melbourne. Extensive information for those with disabilities.
- UniAccess - Disability Services [University of Western
‘Free services and support to UWA students who want to disclose a disability or a medical condition and request assistance. We also provide information and support to help University staff’.
- Australian University Courses
Listed by area, as undergraduate and postgraduate, with distance and online courses shown separately. Australian Universities Guide.
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Courses in Australia
The Good Universities Guide. ‘Search for accredited courses offered by Australian universities, TAFE institutes and registered private colleges’.
Entry requirements, field of education, how to enrol and lets you Search for Approved Courses. Study Assist.
‘English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students’. Information is free but courses detailed are fee-based.
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The Good Universities Guide Course Finder
‘The only comprehensive and independent information source about tertiary education pathways, including postgraduate courses like the MBA, and career options in Australia’.
Previously listed as Hobsons Course Finder.
- For information regarding HECS, HELP and other governmental assistance, check the Financial Support page, or the Study Assist listing below.
- For information regarding Scholarships visit this page. It has details about tertiary scholarships.
- Australian National University - YouTube
Browse the video listing or use Featured Playlists covering subjects and general areas such as public lectures and Indigenous Australians.
- Athlete Institute of Sport
‘A national program of the Australian Sports Commission, delivered through the Australian Institute of Sport and state and territory institutes and academies’.
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‘Australia’s only independent voice in the higher education sector’. Fee-based but with Free Trial an option.
‘Information about requirements and procedures for higher education and VET providers’. Department of Education.
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One example of a blog for future students. University of Melbourne.
You now need to be able to log in to access this site.
- National Union of Students
News, media, state information, departments, about the union, more.
‘Links to sources of higher education information of general interest to Oz Uni Students’.
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Studies in Australia
‘The international students guide’. Provides information about multiple areas.
Information about undergraduate, postgraduate and college & training suppliers and courses across Australia.
- Study Overseas
Australian Government site covering why, where to study, financial assistance, travel overseas, experiences and practitioners. Includes New Colombo Plan.
Taking Leave or Withdrawing from Study
‘If you are considering withdrawing from studies altogether, you may find it helpful to first speak with a counsellor’. Looks at leave and withdrawal. Federation University. Deakin University on New ! Withdrawals and Penalties confirms all universities have processes for these actions.
- uCube - Higher Education Statistics
Statistics covering a range of information relating to enrolments.
An example of ‘Pathway programs for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees’. University of Technology, Sydney.
- Welcome to uninotes.com.au
Australian site with student’s notes covering topics in different courses.
Government Agencies & Information
- Education Services Australia
‘Delivering innovative, cost-effective services across all sectors of education and training’.
- Higher Education Standards Panel [HESP]
‘A legislative advisory body, with responsibility related to the standards for delivery of higher education in Australia’. Recent reports include one on Improving the Transparency of Higher Education Admissions Processes.
- Study Assist
‘Provides a one-stop-shop for all your questions about Australian Government assistance available to help finance your tertiary studies’. Pages below could be of particular interest.
An excellent site !
- Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number [CHESSN]
- Commonwealth Supported Places
- Entry Requirements
- HELP Videos
‘HELP videos, aimed at promoting Government assistance available to HELP students finance their tertiary study’.
- My Tertiary Study Options
‘Designed to educate you about your options, so you can make an informed decision before you enrol’.
‘Track your student entitlements’.
You need to be able to log in to access this site.
- Other Helpful Links
- OS-Help and study overseas
- Providers that offer Commonwealth Assistance
- Relevant Deadlines
Census and Administrative dates. These are important for seeking assistance
- Universities and Other Higher Education Providers
Alphabetical listing by states. Background information on each, link to their website and other contact details.
- What is a Commonwealth Assistance Notice [CAN] ?
- Study in Australia
‘The official Australian Government website for international students. Use this site to search for courses, institutions and scholarships, read about studying and living in Australia, watch stories from other students, and more’.
- Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency
‘TEQSA regulates and assures the quality of Australia’s large, diverse and complex higher education sector’
- Higher Education Report
‘Publication which reports annually on the Australian higher education sector’. Multi-year listing.
- Higher Education Statistics
Find a range of statistical data relating to the provision higher education. Department of Education.
- Australian Higher Education Graduation
‘Information on a student’s higher education qualification, institution at which the qualification was obtained’, more.
- Australian Qualifications Framework
‘the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training’.
- Assessment of
Find who handles assessment of higher education qualifications in each state and territory.
- Undergraduate Applications
Offers and Acceptances
‘Each year the Department collects data on the number of applications for undergraduate study at university, the number of offers received and the number of offers accepted’. Data from 2008.
Applications and Offers Data Collection [HEIMSHELP]
Collections are done yearly and include application details for admission, offers and responses for admission through a TAC or by a provider, preferences for all current higher education undergraduate awards submitted through TACs or providers.
Medicine Entry Examinations
- Graduate Medical School Admissions Test [GAMSAT]
ACER. ‘To assist in the selection of students to participate in the graduate-entry programmes. Designed to assess the capacity to undertake high-level intellectual studies in the medical and health professional programmes’.
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UMAT - MedEntry
‘MedEntry is the only UMAT coaching preparation course run by academics, doctors, health science professionals with experience and expertise in test development, measurement and analysis’. Pages such as Updated ! Free UMAT Resources and Updated ! FAQs may help clarify your understanding.
- UMAT [Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test]
ACER. ‘Used specifically to assist with the selection of students into the medicine, dentistry and health science degree programs at undergraduate level ’.
Postgraduate Courses in Australia
- e-Grad School
‘A virtual graduate school operating in Australia and internationally. It brings together a wide range of short fully online and easily accessible resources that are specifically designed to improve employability skills of researchers and those working in research organisations’.
- Graduate Careers
Gives you a clear idea of what the situation could be at the end of your studies. For example :
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The Course Experience
‘This section examines graduates’ ratings of their higher education experience’. Multiple sections.
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Salary and Remuneration
‘Investigates graduate salaries and non-cash benefits, including the factors that cause some graduates to be paid more than others’. Multiple sections.
‘PhDSeek is a modern and easy way of advertising and finding PhD degrees in Australia’.
- Postgraduate - Open Universities Australia
Access postgraduate courses from Australian universities online.
University Admission Centres
- Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre
- Tertiary Entrance
Information about the Queensland Tertiary Entrance Statement. Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority.
- South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre
Covers South Australia and the Northern Territory.
- Tertiary Institutions Service Centre [WA]
- Universities Admissions Centre
Covers New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory.
- University of Tasmania Admissions
- Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre