How MEI helped me in my School Application in Australia

I came here in Australia to pursue my study in Masteral of Accounting in Uni, and unfortunately, things turned bad for what I have expected. I’ve struggled on my academics and lost hope of continuing. Uni only gave me a month to stay in Australia and my visa will be cancelled. I thought of giving up and going back to my country as I thought that there would be no chances for me to stay.  My previous employer recommend me to check the ICAE school and they are telling me good things about it. At first, I have hesitations but when I checked the school’s website, I thought that maybe I should give it a try. I applied online and I was impress that I immediately got a response. They emailed me everything that I needed to do and helped me accomplish it as soon as possible. Mr. Sean Mahoney also let me come to class even though my application is still on process cause he wants me to catch up and learn lots of things. He always keeps me updated on my visa processing and provides me useful informations. He also addressed any of my concerns and assurred me my Visa.

During my studies, I thought that it would be hard for me cause I have no idea of what is Hospitality here in Australia is all about. But I am impressed with all of the ICAE’s teacher as they help us become successful. They focused on our weaknesses so that they can help us improve it and see our strenghts as our great asset. They keep on encouraging us to learn and boost our confidence. Also, they provide us with a very useful materials that we could use for our future reference. The school facilities are also great for us to explore our talents and improve it.

I must say that my experience here in Australia is unforgettable and I am very thankful to the ICAE MEI for giving me the opportunity. I am now half way through to finish my studies and I wouldn’t be able to achieved this without the help the school and for everyone working in there. I am honored and grateful.

 

Minsu Khan from Korea

Minsu Khan from Korea studied at the International College of Advanced Education in Darwin. He chose to change to a student Visa after holidaying in Australia on a Working Holiday Visa. He enjoyed his hands-on hospitality training with generous paid industry placement work rights.

He also enjoyed Darwin.

The video was produced by the NT Government.

Working in Australia on a Student Visa

As an international student, you can work for 40 hours per fortnight (two week period) during each semester of teaching. For a small number of programmes (on Industry Placement and research at high levels), students are able to work additional hours, depending on the program.

You are able to start work as soon as your course starts, and are able to work unlimited hours during your holiday breaks (between semesters).

International students are paid the same salary as an Australian doing the same work, at the same level. The minimum adult wage in Australia is around AUD$18.30 per hour.

Australian employers have to comply with various laws to ensure that workers are safe, are paid according to the Industry standards, and that you get time off.

Before you start work, you will need to get a Tax File Number (TFN) as all workers in Australia have to pay tax. You will also join a Superannuation (pension) fund, as it is the law in Australia that Employers pay a proportion of your salary (in addition to your rate of pay!) into this fund.

Working in Australia enables you to earn some money, expands your contacts in Australia, and enables you to make new friends that will last a lifetime.

There is lots of work available in most parts of Australia if you have the right skills and attitude. In some cases you may need a particular qualification, or licence depending on the job.

Rates of pay are internationally very competitive and in many cases, far higher than comparable salaries in your home country.

For more information about working in Australia on a student visa, contact our professional staff at MEI here.

How Can I Get a Student Visa

If you plan on studying in Australia, you will need to obtain a Student Visa (subclass 500) from the Australian government. Getting a student visa into Australia can be complicated and time consuming, so you should get the correct and most up to date advice to assist you with your student visa application.

Its takes time to get your application ready including having all of your documents in the appropriate format for lodging with the AUstralian Government.

In order to get a Subclass 500 visa you must comply with all of the Australian Government requirements. Applicants from each country may have different criteria in order to get this visa, so it pays to get the right advice. How much information the government requires, and in what form that information must be submitted can depend on a range of factors including:

  • which country you are from
  • your personal circumstances
    • your financial situation
    • who is supporting you financially
    • your health
    • your ties to your home country
  • your academic history
  • what course/s you would like to study
  • your family situation (married, children, etc)
  • any criminal record you may have

One of the most important considerations of the Australian government is that any applicant for a Student Visa is a “Genuine Temporary Entrant” (GTE). This criteria must be addressed in detail or the applicant can have their application denied.

If you make a mistake on your visa application, it may be refused, preventing you from achieving your dreams of coming to Australia to get a quality education and changing your life.

As an Migration Education International (MEI) client, we will assist you by accessing and interpreting the most current information from the Australian Government, assessing your eligibility to get a Student visa, and preparing your application to give you the best chance of success. Every applicant is different, so it is important you get advice that is relevant to your situation.

We will help you compile the right documents, complete all of the application requirements, write a comprehensive covering submission and lodge your student visa application on your behalf. We will then liaise with the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) on your behalf.

Our nominal service fees cover all the above services, document preparation, advice and visa lodgement costs.

Sean Mahoney is a Registered Migration Agent approved by the Office of Migration Agent Authority (OMARA), registration number 1279210.

Contact the professional staff at MEI here