Graduate Advisory Service
We give advice to those wanting to study
at an Australian university
Why get advice from us?
- independent – we are not paid by any university to ‘sell you’ their courses
- we are a charity – you do not get charged a for-profit price
- our advisors have lived the experience and know what to avoid
- our advisors are from all over the world
- our advisors are from all disciplines
- we tailor advice to you
- we do not just focus on getting you enrolled
- we assist you before and after you arrive
Australia is a safe and diverse nation that welcomes international students. It is among the countries with very low COVID-19 case numbers and is renowned for its swift and effective response to the pandemic, as well as its excellent public health system.
Australia’s major cities – such as Melbourne and Sydney – are ranked as the most liveable in the world based on such factors as safety and stability, culture and environment, education, infrastructure and health care.
Australia’s top universities – such as The University of Melbourne – are renowned globally for excellence in education and are consistently ranked among the best in the world. They offer first class education and research programs, as well as a wide variety of courses and many different pathways to obtaining your qualifications.
Australia allows domestic and international students to undertake paid employment to support themselves whilst they are studying. There are also many professional development and career enhancing opportunities available for all students.
Why get advice from us?
We provide independent, tailored advice to help you navigate the daunting process of finding and applying for your preferred course and university, obtaining suitable living arrangements once you arrive and ensuring you have a smooth transition to study in Australia.
We offer up-to-date academic and professional advice about available courses across all disciplines from STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) to the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
Our team care deeply about your educational needs and goals and understand the difficulties of finding the perfect course at a university that is just right for you. All members of our team have the lived experience of this challenging journey.
Our advisory service is not commission based. This is unlike the majority of education service providers and recruitment agencies which are paid by universities to recruit students. You can be assured that we provide independent advice and reliable information that is tailored to suit your own circumstances and ambitions.
The Graduate Union has been providing advice and support to graduate students for more than a hundred years. Our ever-expanding graduate membership is from all disciplines, life stages and cultures, and all educational backgrounds.
Get in touch through the online form or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org today to receive the most up to date advice to fit your educational and career aspirations.
We can provide localised advice to applicants from across Asia and Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Europe, the US, Canada, South America and Australia.
Once we understand a little about you and your requirements, we will put together an appropriate advisory team to best suit you (e.g., according to country of origin, the degree that you wish to study and your needs for accommodation, insurance and financial support).
|University and course selection|
|Study options and university selection|
|Researching and selecting graduate/postgraduate course|
|Matching with potential supervisors|
|Scholarships and other funding|
|Preparing your application documents|
|Guidance on application submission|
|Acceptance of letter of offer and enrolment guidelines|
|Payment and deposit of fee services|
|Advice on English language requirements|
|Researching and selecting English language courses|
|English language exams registration|
|English practice conversation|
|Arriving and living in Australia|
|Visa application guidelines|
|Arriving in Australia|
|Living arrangements and accommodation services|
|Assistance with accommodation applications|
|Health and other insurance|
|Advice about money and the finance system in Australia|
|Internships, placements, field trips and employment|
|Advice about internships, placements and field trips|
|Writing our resume and cover letter|
|Career transition advice|
|Coaching and Mentors|
Reach out to us
+61 3 9347 3428
This page is dedicated to helping those looking to find international scholarships, graduate jobs and internships. Provided below are a few external sites that help to search through the many opportunities for those starting or leaving their education.
If you have any suggestions of other sites that would be of relevance to those looking to find learning opportunities, please use our Suggestion Box.
Scholarships and Bursaries
The Graduate Union offers a range of in-house awards to help Residents conduct their studies and research.
GradConnection connects you with the best employers offering graduate jobs and programs, vacation programs, work experience and internships, across Australia and the Asia-Pacific. They’re partnered with over 200 active employers across 40 industries, from corporations like Unilever, Commonwealth Bank, Proctor and Gamble and PwC, to the Australian Government and Defence Force.There are three main ways they help bring you together with your dream employer:
- Search across industries, your major, type of work and location to find out which opportunities are available for you right now in your area!
- Create a graduate profile and professional CV on our site so our industry partners and employers can seek you out and invite you to work with them!
- Speak to directly to representatives of top graduate employers like Deloitte, KPMG and Telstra by participating in our forum’s regular “Graduate Employer Sessions”. Have your graduate questions answered here!
For more information visit GradConnection
The purpose of GO is to provide you with comprehensive information about a wide range of graduate employment opportunities, including:
- graduate programs, graduate jobs and internshipsemployers currently seeking graduates
- graduate programs, vacation programs, cadetships and other employment programs
- when to apply
- how to apply
- eligibility requirements
- employer contact information.
For more information visit Graduate opportunities
The Good Universities Guide
Use The Good Universities Guide to find courses at Australia’s top universities, TAFEs and training colleges. Whether you’re looking to study a degree, enrol in an MBA program, or searching for more vocational training, you’ll be sure to find a course to suit you on The Good Universities Guide. For more information visit The Good Universities Guide
GradAustralia offers useful resources to help you find the job you’ll love. We are Australia’s leading careers intelligence platform, offering careers advice and career planning tools, unique insights about employers, their graduate jobs, and internships. To learn more – head to gradaustralia.com.au