Frequently Asked Questions


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It is case by case basis, however, our team at ISTAC will guide you through the entire process of acquiring an Australian Student Visa. We will also make sure that you have all the necessary documents required, thus making the application process much easier than doing it on your own.

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No, we do not charge for our service, however, we will ask you for a very minimal deposit that will be indicated in our service contract. The deposit will serve as your security guarantee as you decide to move forward with our service, and will be given back to you  as cash, inclusion to your school fees, visa application, or other expenses in Australia, whichever your preference is.

Do note that we have several partners that may charge for their service and referral to us, however, if you directly deal with us, there is absolutely no service fee.

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Yes, we do assist you with your filing for a student visa. We have liaisons both in the Philippines and Australia ready to assist you with your visa applications.

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  • Students are allowed to work part time up to 40 hours every 2 weeks while studying and full-time during holidays.
  • The Dependents of Post Grad (Masters) and Doctorate Students can work for unlimited hours / full time.
  • Study of over two years in Australia may lead towards a job and / or permanent residence in Australia.
  • Graduate Visa for Students who studied in Australia for at least two years.
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Depending on the SOL or Skills Occupations List as provided by the Australian Government at the time of your graduation. Australian students can also work while studying in the country, as they are allowed up to work part-time while being enrolled in a school and full-time during school breaks.

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Basic minimum salary is AUD $17 – AUD $25 per hour.

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Yes, you may. You can apply for a graduate visa letting you work full-time in Australia.  We can assist you with your application.

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Australia is a safe, welcoming country with a stable democracy and low levels of crime. Institutions have a friendly environment. Universities provide assistance through their International Student Support Units.

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Courses in Australia generally begin either February (1st semester) or July (2nd semester). Some courses are available throughout the year. Students are encouraged to start application process 4-5 months in advance to provide ample time to prepare requirements and to process student visa, which will take approximately 2-8 weeks.

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Definitely. Depending on your preferred course or training, the IELTS module or certification you have to take may vary. With this, we suggest you speak to our consultants before applying for an IELTS exam.

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  •  AUD$5,000 to AUD$12,000 for VET Courses
  • AUD$16,000 to AUD$22,000 for Under Graduate Courses, and
  • AUD$21,000 to AUD$25,000 for Post Graduate Courses
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Definitely! Schools in Australia offers scholarship ranging from school fees discounts and other benefits. Students who perform well academically are likewise being offered scholarships by schools later on.

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There is no official ranking of Australian Universities as different Universities excel in different areas. All universities are Government Owned and are regulated by one body. Rankings are based on research by third party providers. Popularity of the University depends on Individual Preferences and Perceptions.