Eligibility & Entry Requirement
- Students must have a bachelor’s degree in science or 1-year full-time with honours or a postgraduate diploma from a recognized University.
- Or, students must have a recognized bachelor's degree in science with competency in computer science or a related discipline to the level of second-year tertiary study.
- Students need to complete Australian Year 12 (VCE, HSC, QCE, WACE, SACE, TCE, NTCE, ACT) with a minimum Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 70 or equivalent to be eligible for this program.
- Students must hold a scaled mark of at least 50 in English, Literature, or English as an Additional Language or Dialect.
Indian Student Eligibility:
Indian students are eligible to apply if they meet the following eligibility criteria:
- Completed a UG degree in a relevant field from a recognized institution.
- Students must have an Indian School Certificate or All India Senior School Certificate with 60% in English subject.
Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test to get admission into this program.
Required Document List
Following are the required documents:
- CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements or awards, publications, relevant work, or volunteer experience.
- Academic Transcripts: Students have to provide full academic transcripts that contain student’s unit results.
- Grading system: It is a system that is used to assess the educational performance of a student which is entirely based upon points and grades.
- Award certificates: A document that is presented as a form of recognition for participation or achievement.
- Evidence of work and life experience: If students are applying for advanced standing based on their work and life experience should complete the form titled Supplement for Credit Transfer based on relevant Prior Professional and include the following supporting documents:
- Curriculum vitae
- Position description
- Employment confirmation
- Employment confirmation: A signed official letter or statement on company letterhead from student employer or organization confirming the dates and type of student employment.
- Supplementary documents: Students may be required to provide additional information with the application, depending on which Curtin University course they choose.
- ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency test scores like IELTS, TOEFL other recognized English test results.
VISA & Work Study
An international student must obtain a Student Visa of Australia to study and work in Australia for a period longer than 6 months. There are different types of visa such as:
- Student Visa: The student visa is a temporary visa that allows students to come to Australia for a specified period to study at an Australian educational institution.
- Visitor Visa: After completing the course, students may need to apply for a Visitor (Tourist) Visa to attend the graduation ceremony or stay to have a holiday.
- Relative’s Visitor Visa: If student's relatives wish to attend the graduation ceremony and require a letter to assist with their Visitor Visa application, they can order an official Graduation letter.
- Temporary Graduate Visa: The Temporary Graduate Visa allows graduates to work in Australia temporarily after they finish their studies. It has two streams: the Graduate Work stream and the Post-Study Workstream.
- Applying For permanent Residency: International students who wish to remain in Australia permanently need to apply for Permanent Residency (PR).
- If students are under 18 years of age, they must have approved accommodation and welfare arrangements in place before a visa can be issued.
- Students will need the following documentation when applying for Student Visa:
- A copy of the offer letter
- Valid Passport
- A copy of electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE)
- The visa application payment specified on the Department of Home Affairs website.
Australia is a great place to study and work as an international student. Students may choose to work while studying. This can be an option to earn extra spending money and get a taste of the local culture. Here are a few things to remember:
- An international student obtains Student Visa to study and work in Australia.
- The student visa allows students to work part-time for up to 40 hours per fortnight when their course is in session and unlimited hours during semester breaks.
- Student visa holders have the opportunity to work full-time during the holidays.
- They may get paid more on weekends, night shifts, and public holidays.
- If students are a postgraduate research sector student visa holder and are studying a higher degree by research, then there is no limit on the number of hours they can work.
- The wage depends on the type of work and age (Minimum wage is $18.93/hour).
Career and Placement after Course
The career opportunities for students are:
- Computer Systems Analysts
- Computer Network Architects
- Software Developers
- Senior Database Administrators
- Senior Web Developers
- Computer and Information Research Scientists
- Network and Computer Systems Administrators