When you plan to study abroad in Australia, making the most suitable decision is one of the most crucial parts of your education journey in Australia. Every decision you make have a direct or indirect impact on your stay, your education or some time on your student visa as well. So, it’s suggested to have proper professional guidance before you make any decision. It could be about going for a higher degree after completing your studies, move into another university, or even change your course. It might seem simple and easy but it does need expert’s advice or else you will be left in financial distress, missed an opportunity or complicated student visa issues.
Although Australian (DHA) the department of home affair allows students to make changes if they are not happy or satisfied with the decision they made earlier. However, for student, it is important to be mindful and clear about the changes they want because their whole future can be effected with one decision.
Understanding how hard it could be for student to decide all of this on his/her own. Edvise Hub decided to jot down a few of the important tips to consider before changing any university or course; this will help you make the best possible decision.
Do your Homework:
First thing first, do your research properly, whether it is about course, university or even destination. The important thing is to have all the information, insight details you need to make the most suitable decision for yourself. If you want to switch to the university, you can easily go and visit the university, check for crucial factors like student support service, faculty, student dynamics or other facilities.
Now if you are planning to change your course the important thing is to know that your new study field or course should be CRICOS (Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students) recognized and also matches your career goals. To check the list of courses being offered to international students you can check the official Australian site of CRICOS.
Check the transfer policy of your education provider:
The second most important step should be checking the rules and policies of your institute. Not to forget that you have signed an agreement with your current education provider. It is better to check it to see what are the possibilities, which allow you to change your course or even university. Considering you have accepted their study condition including the transfer polices etc. Do go through with your universities transfer policies to make sure if you are eligible to receive a partial or full refund.
Review your visa:
The third step could be reviewing your student visa conditions; it is what gives you permission to live, study or work as an international student in Australia. You should know what it states and what it allows. To be sure it always suggested reviewing your visa requirements and conditions. Without a valid visa, you cannot stay, live study or work in Australia. It is one of the important things to consider before changing your university or course.
On the safer side, it would just give you one head-up to make the best decision for your better education or studies.
Seek the help of the student services office:
Each university has that department, which has meant to help students and look after them over diverse concerns, provide right guidance and assistance to them, and help them find the appropriate department for each issue. As it is made to provide support to the student, they have experienced people who are well aware of most of the issues and cases already and provide the most needed guidance on different issues.
So, if you have anything to ask related to university or course change you just need to visit your student service department.
Consult your education counselors:
Lastly, who can be the better adviser than your education counselor? Providing guidance to international students for years, they are expert in handling and sorting out any kind of issue usually, international students face or go through. So to have professional guidance and advice go to your education counselor, they will not only help you with your situation but also will find you the most suitable and easy way out of that problem.
Similarly, Edvise hub has been helping international students with so many different issues whether it’s about course or university change, finding suitable placement or internship or finding the suitable accommodation, Edvise hub has got it all!
Well! Now you are pretty much prepared to change your course or university if you are still struggling with any issue feel free to consult with one of our education consultant at Contact@edvisehub.com. Or if you want to read more about how things work in Australia for international students you can check Edvise hub’s other blogs in the blog section.