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 email@example.com 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|