International students who have completed a Bachelor’s degree overseas or in Australia can choose to study a post-graduate (Master) degree. Qualifications from most of the Australian universities are recognised all over the world and hence students choose to peruse these kind of higher level courses so that they can obtain better job prospects and improve knowledge in their field of specialisation. Masters course usually takes around two-years to complete in some cases students may choose to take credits from an under-graduate course and finish the course early.
International students require a minimum overall band score of 6.0 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 5.5. Apart from English requirements student seeking admission should also have completed a minimum of year 12 and an equivalent under-graduate degree. Some institutions may also allow students to complete a direct entry program (DAP) or an equivalent English program to enrol in the program.
Upon completion of the course international students usually apply for a temporary visa gain some professional experience and then return to their home country, some complete further studies like Honours or a Ph.D. or apply for permanent residency and find a suitable fulltime job in their field of study.