Universities in Australia

Australia Universities

Charles Darwin University 

Darwin, Australia

Queensland University of Technology 


La Torbe University


Curtin University


Western Sydney University



University of Southern Queensland


University of Tasmanian 


Monash University 


University of South Australia 


Australian Catholic University


Macquarie University


University of Canberra 


Central Queensland University

Multiple Locations, Australia

University of Western Australia 


University of Sydney


Torrens University Australia

Multiple Campuses

Griffit University

Brisbane, Australia

Deakin University

Geelong, Australia

James Cook University

Multiple Campuses

University of Divinity

Multiple Campuses

Carnegie Mellon University

Adelaide, Australia

Flinders University

Adelaide, Australia

Edith Cowan University

Multiple Campuses

Swinburne University of Technology 

Melbourne, Australia

Bond University

Gold Coast, Australia

Federation University os Australia 

Multiple Campuses

University of Notre Dame

Fremantle, Australia

University of Queensland

Brisbane, Australia

University of Wollongong

Wollongong, Australia

University of Technology Sydney

Ultimo, Australia

University of New South Wales

Kensington, Australia

Southern Cross University

Multiple Campuses

Charles Strut University

Multiple Locations, Australia

University of Newcastle

Callaghan, Australia

RMIT University

Melbourne, Australia

Victoria University

Melbourne, Australia

University of the Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast, Australia

The University of Adelaide

Geelong, Australia

The University of Melbourne

Melbourne, Australia

Murdoch University

Perth, Australia

Avondale University

Cooranbong, Australia

University of New England

Armidale, Australia

Australian National University

Canberra, Australia

Tertiary education

Australian tertiary education is post-secondary education and includes both public and private institutions. It is split into two categories.

01) Vocational education and training (Skills based training)

Vocational education and training providers are registered and regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Agency (ASQA).

02) 2. Higher education (Academic and Skills training)

Higher education providers are frequently under the control of the Australian Government, a state, or the Department of Education, Skills, and Employment.

There are 43 universities registered in Australia:

37 public universities,
4 private universities,
1 international private university.

Australian Higher Education Qualifications

AQF level Qualification
5 Diploma
6 Advanced Diploma
6 Associate Degree
7 Bachelor Degree
5–7 # Undergraduate Certificate
8 Bachelor Honours Degree
8 Graduate Certificate
8 Graduate Diploma
9 Masters Degree (Coursework)
9 Masters Degree (Extended)
9 Masters Degree (Research)
10 Doctoral Degree (Professional)
10 Doctoral Degree (Research)
10 Higher Doctoral Degree

Types of Qualifications Explained

One can group all Australian qualifications in 4 groups:

Please, note that when applying for a course in Australia, you should match it with your previous education and/or work experience.

Certificates (level 1-8)

  •  6-8 months
  • For those who want to learn a new profession or dive deeper into their current industry
  • Available for domestic students and are not always open for international applicants.

Diplomas (level 5-8)

  • Between 1 and 2 years
  • For high school leavers or recent university graduates who want to get into the programmes that allow a fast transition into the job market
  • Available for domestic and international students

Undergraduate Degrees (level 7)

  • Usually bachelor’s degrees can be completed within 3-4 years of studies
  • For high school leavers and diploma holders
  • Available for domestic and international students

Post-graduate Degrees (levels 8-10)

  • Masters and PhD programmes 1-4 years
  • An excellent option for career growth or entering the world of academia
  • Available for domestic and international students

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