Before committing yourself to studying in Australia, do your research, says an advisory from the Ministry of Overseas Indians Affairs, Government of India. (Download the advisory.)
Here are a few highlights of the advisory:
â€¢ Find the course which is right for you.
â€¢ Make sure that the institution offering the course has a good reputation,
especially if it is a privately-run institution. You can do this by:-
- Checking that the institution and the course that Â you plan to take, isÂ properly registered with the Australian government, which you can Â do atÂ http://cricos.deewr.gov.au
- Carefully reading the website of the institution, which should Â provide allÂ the information you need to make an informed decision, such as aÂ description of the course offered, the environment, the teaching methods,Â facilities, minimum English language proficiency, etc.
- Checking with the Education Officer in the Australian High Â CommissionÂ in New Delhi or the Consulates in Mumbai and Â Chennai
- Checking with friends or others whom you may know Â who areÂ studying or have studied in Australia.