Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Latest Study in Australia Updates (COVID-19)

COVID-19: Important updates for students wanting to Study in Australia

The Australian Government supports the return of international students to Australia. The return of international students is being led by state and territory governments in consultation with the Australian Government and education institutions in their jurisdictions.

The Australian Government has invested more than $3.3 billion in five separate agreements to strengthen the country's healthcare position and provide access to safe and effective vaccines when they become available.


Here are some recent updates


 30 November 2020 

 First International students return to Australia 

The Northern Territory Government and the Charles Darwin University (CDU) have welcomed 63 international students back to Australia, with a flight from Singapore landing in Darwin (NT) on Monday, 30 November 2020.

CDU Vice-Chancellor, Professor Simon Maddocks, welcomed the arrival of the new and continuing students from mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, Vietnam and Indonesia. The students are enrolled in a range of VET and Higher Education programs in Law, Nursing, IT, Education, Accounting and Engineering.

Australian states and territories are working directly with education providers to develop plans to welcome you back.

21 July 2020
Changes to student visa arrangements

On 20 July the Australian Government announced a number of changes to student visa arrangements to support international students.

The changes are:

-The Government will recommence granting student visas in all locations lodged outside Australia. This means when borders re-open, students will already have visas and be able to make arrangements to travel.

-Eligibility requirements for a post-study work visa (Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) will be relaxed for applicants who are enrolled with an Australian education provider and have been impacted by COVID-19 and associated travel restrictions. Under these arrangements:

-Existing and new student visa holders who undertake online study outside Australia because of COVID 19 will be able to count this towards the Australian Study Requirement.

-Eligible graduates affected by travel restrictions will also be able to apply for and be granted a Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa outside Australia.

-Additional time will be given for applicants to provide English language results where COVID-19 has disrupted access to these services. Additional time will also be provided to undertake biometric collection and health checks where COVID-19 has disrupted access to services

Australia prides itself on being a welcoming nation with a world-class education system and some of the lowest rates of COVID-19 in the world. These changes will help give international students confidence in their visa arrangements so that they can make plans to study in Australia when it is safe to do so.

Contact us for more details: Atlas Consultants, +91 8985702222

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Friday, November 13, 2020



UK is a popular destination for higher studies for students from India and below we have listed the POPULAR choices

1)    University of East Londo

2)    London Southbank University

3)    Bath spa University

4)    University of Bedfordshire

5)    University of Greenwich

6)    University of Central Lancashire

7)    Teesside University

8)    University of Salford

9)    Northumbria University

10) Middlesex University

11) Coventry University

12) Liverpool John Moors University 

Contact us for admissions & student visas 


Wednesday, November 11, 2020

DIWALI 2020- Greetings from Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison

Diwali - the Indian festival of lights on is 14 November 2020, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has extended his warm Diwali greetings to everyone celebrating the festival here and across the globe.

CLICK HERE for the video 


CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT is becoming an increasingly important profession all over the world with the growing number of infrastructure, commercial and residential properties being developed or rebuilt. Construction manager help to ensure that a construction project is effectively completed for their employer. They plan, coordinate, budget, and supervise the project from the initial concept to the final steps. In most cases, a construction manager will work closely with engineers and management alike, serving as the individual who helps bring the various components of the project together. In addition to all the above, construction management specialists will work with federal, state and local authorities in order to ensure that the project conforms to all relevant laws.

If you are a civil engineer or construction engineer considering doing a Master of Construction Management degree in Australia then you have made the right choice and you are at the right place. The post graduate (Master’s) program in Construction Management s will equip you with the knowledge to manage complex building, civil or infrastructure projects while implementing sustainable industry practices. It will prepare you for future roles in managing people, equipment, materials, technological processes and funds in the construction, management and maintenance of buildings and assets in the civil infrastructure. You will also gain significant knowledge and skills in procurement and project delivery, resource planning and management, project costing, health and safety, and risk management. Above all you will learn about the environmental, financial, legal and contractual considerations associated with project-based industries and will discover the technology, design procedures, structural analysis and management techniques used in the construction industry.

Below we have outlined some universities in Australia offering Construction Management PG (Masters) courses: 

-Master of Construction & Engineering Management

-Master of Construction & Infrastructure Management
-Master of Construction Management (Professional)
-Master of Construction Practice
-Master of Construction Practice / Master of ProjectManagement
-Master of Applied Science (Build Environment)
-Master of Construction Management

Contact us for more details about Studying in Australia or CLICK HERE 

For Admissions, Scholarships and Student Visas do contact ATLAS CONSULTANTS , Phone: 8985702222 or Email:  

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Cyber Security Post-Graduate Degrees in Australia

Cybercrime is now a widespread threat and a mainstream concern that can only be combated by highly-skilled specialists - NOT INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY professionals alone. Cyber security will continue to grow as technology becomes digitally connected. The Internet of Things and cloud computing will have a major impact on the growth of security threats. Cyber security breaches can have a devastating financial impact on businesses. That means the need for skills to combat these problems will grow. To meet this demand growing many universities and colleges all around the world have created new graduate degree programs in cyber security both at graduate and post-graduate level.

Reasons to study post-graduate (masters) in Cyber security in Australia

Almost all post-graduate programs at various Australian universities in cyber security teach and equip you with skills such as how to defend computer systems, networks, servers, and other devices against cyber attacks. Future graduates develop their computer science skills and knowledge and combine them with legal and ethical principles to protect the privacy and integrity of sensitive data.

You will learn how to detect, analyse and confront cyber security challenges ands focus on range of subjects including system security, ethical hacking and defense, cyber laws, computer forensics, cyber risk management, analytics and human aspects of cyber security etc.

While studying these courses you will cover the history of hacking and explore the various methods used to defend and protect against malicious cyber-threats. As cyber security is as much about people as it is about technology, you'll also learn about the sophisticated techniques that cyber-criminals use to manipulate individuals to access confidential information online. Almost all postgraduate programs are co-designed with industry and governments, and many of students undertake industry-linked projects or projects with their own employers as part of their studies.

Graduates will be qualified to work as cyber security professions including roles such as cyber security officer, cyber security consultant, network administrator, security engineer, System analyst, system security coordinator, forensic officer etc

Many youngsters now a day’s choose to pursue degrees in cyber security and the three basic motivations that students have for pursuing master’s degrees are:

  • Cyber security professionals earn high salaries
  • Cyber security work is meaningful and important having huge impact on present world
  • Career options in cyber security are growing faster than other fields 

Popular PG programs in Australia majoring in Cyber security












Monday, November 9, 2020

Sample Student Visa (F1) Interview Questions

The interview is the most important part of your visa application. The visa officer may ask you questions related to your past qualifications, test scores, financial strength, family background, interests, why you want to study in that country, your interests , your future plans etc to determine that your intentions are genuine and your only reason to go abroad is to study and gain a qualification. The visa interview can be between 5 to 15 minutes during which you will need to prove that your intentions are to genuinely study.

While every interviewer is different and there are no set questions the visa officer might ask, we have outlined some commonly asked visa interview questions which will give you some idea:

- Why have you chosen this specific University?

- What do you know about the University?

- How will studying this course benefit you?

- Which other universities did you apply to?

- What are your career plans after you complete your degree?

- What are your expectations after completing your degree?

- What job or career do u have in mind?

- What is your score in TOEFL or IELTS or GRE? 

- What is your undergraduate Academic GPA/Percentage?

- How many backlogs did u have?

- It appears as if you won’t be coming back!

- What will you do if your visa is rejected?

- Did you ever apply for student visa before?

- Did you apply for any sort of visa before?

- How many members are in your family?

- Who is sponsoring you?

- What is the income of your father/mother? And What do they do?

- Can I have a look at your bank statements?

- Do you know anyone in the country & Are you planning to stay with him/her?

- How do you intend to repay the education expenses you will incur?

- Why should you be given a Student Visa?

- What got you interested in It or business or the specific subject you want to study ?  

- Why don't you do this course in your country (India)?

This interview will make or break your entire process of obtaining a US student visa. 

Proving you have good English skills during the interview is important and would make a good impression. Be honest: Do not give vague answers, don’t memorize a speech and do not make overstatements. 

The visa officer is looking for students who are honest, well prepared, confident and positive attitude and body language.

Contact us for more details : Atlas Consultants, Hyderabad, India +91 40 66665660                                                                                

Master of Technology (Enterprise Systems and Business Analytics) at Federation University, Australia

The Master of Technology (Enterprise Systems and Business Analytics) is post-graduate program that can be completed in 2 years. This program gives students the opportunity to gain a deep understanding of relevant topics and technology pertaining to ES (like ERP, SCM, and CRM) , BPR, Big Data, Business Analytics, Cloud Computing, IS Security, Project Management and IT strategy, using some cutting edge technologies from leading vendors like SAP, IBM, SAS and Teradata.

This program enhances the student ability to comprehend how and why these systems provide economic, technological, operational and strategic value to an adopting organisation. It unleashes the strategies to manage ES implementation in order to achieve the anticipated benefits. 

Apart from all the above this course provides hands on experience with ES plus courses in this program are embedded with software's from leading ES vendors like SAP. Students not only develop skills in learning SAP but also gain the opportunity to prepare for SAP certifications related to business processes, business intelligence and HANA. By doing this, students will have a competitive advantage in the job market.

Master of Technology (ES & BA) is accredited by Australian Computer Society (ACS) as professional level courses. The ACS has reciprocal arrangements with many international computer societies and student qualification will be recognized around the world.

The course is regularly reviewed to ensure they have national and international relevance. Our close links with major industries play an important role in the design of our courses which will greatly benefit our graduates. The university is ranked Victoria’s #1 university for Teaching Quality, Student Support and Graduate Full-time Employment

Students will need overall Academic IELTS band score of 6.0, with no band less than 6.0, or equivalent to gain a direct entry. The fee for international students is A$ 26500 per annum. 

The course is available at Ballarat (Mt Helen) campus in Victoria and Brisbane, apart from this the course is also available at Melbourne Institute of Technology (Melbourne & Sydney Campus) and ATMC (Melbourne campus)

For admissions, scholarships and student visas please contact us on +91 8985702222 or E-mail: 


Engineering Programs (Postgraduate) at The University of New Castle - Australia

The University of New Castle (UON) in Australia is a global leader in engineering education, this is where you can develop world-changing engineering solutions. You can further gain professional recognition for your engineering degrees through Engineers Australia which qualifies you as a professional engineer who can work almost anywhere in the world.

The university is ranked in the TOP 250 universities in the world including being ranked No. 8 in the world for Automation and Control Engineering, Its is also the No. 1 university in the state of New South Wales educational experience and teaching quality apart from being  One of only three Australian member institutions of the Ge3 - Global Engineering Education Exchange program. UON graduates in Engineering are known for receiving  some of the highest graduate salaries in Australia. 93% of engineering graduates found employment within four months of completion of their course.

Here is the list of post-graduate Engineering programs at the University of New Castle, Australia:

For admission, eligibility and scholarships you can contact our office (Atlas Consultants) on +91 8985702222 or email: 

CLICK HERE to check out the campus video 

Friday, November 6, 2020

Australia – Temporary Graduate visa (Subclass 485) Explained

The Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) visa gives a great opportunity to stay back and work in Australia after completing the course. It enables you and your immediate family to study live and work in Australia from 18 months to 4 years. This work visa is a huge incentive for many people to consider studying in Australia. This visa is also known as Temporary Residence(TR) or TR Visa by some students.

The basic eligibility for this 485 Temporary Graduate Visa is :

  • You must be less than 50 years of age.
  • You must have met the English language requirement.
  • Must have enrolled in the approved course for at least two academic years (92 weeks).
  • The approved course must have been instructed in English and completed in no less than 16 calendar months. 

This temporary graduate visa (subclass 485) has two streams: 
-Graduate Work stream and 
-Post-Study Work stream
Below is an outline of both Graduate work stream and Post study work stream which are available for international students after they complete their studies. 

Graduate Work Stream

This visa is for international students who have recently graduated with skills and qualifications that are relevant to specific occupations Australia needs. It lets you live, study and work in Australia temporarily. Students must have completed a qualification relevant to an occupation on the skilled occupation list. This visa is valid for 18 months. Students can bring their immediate family members

To be eligible :

  • You must completed your course as a result of at least two academic years (92 weeks) study and must have been physically present in Australia for at least 16 calendar months to complete the study
  • You must be awarded at least one degree, diploma or trade qualification and
  • You must meet the English language requirements (a minimum score of 6 in each component of the IELTS exam or equivalent score in another specified English language test), as well as health, good character and security requirements. You will also need to provide evidence that you have health insurance to cover the duration of the graduate work stream visa

            CLICK HERE for more details

Post Study work stream

This visa is for international students who have recently graduated with a degree from an Australian institution. It lets you live and work in Australia and is usually valid for 2 and 4 years, depending on your qualification. Students can bring their immediate family members

To be eligible :
  •  You will need to have graduated from an Australian bachelor degree, masters by coursework degree, masters by research degree or doctoral degree in the six months before applying for the visa. Students who graduate from courses below bachelor degree level are not eligible to apply for the post-study work visa.
  • * You will need to meet the Australian study requirement, meaning that your course of study must have been completed in Australia over a period of at least two academic years (92 weeks) and be registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).
  • You will need to meet English language requirements (a minimum score of 6 in each component of the IELTS exam or equivalent score in another specified English language test), as well as health, good character and security requirements. You will also need to provide evidence that you have health insurance to cover the duration of the post-study work visa
  • Validity of Post Study Work Visa
  • Students who are graduating from a bachelor degree or masters by coursework degree will be eligible for a two-year (2 year) post-study work visa.
  • Students who are graduating from masters by research degree will be eligible for a three-year (3 year) post-study work visa.
  • Students who are graduating from a doctoral degree will be eligible for a four-year (4 year) post study work visa.

New Regional Visas: International students who study in institutions from regional Australia get an extra 1 to 2 years extension to their post-study work stream 485 visas. Regional Australia is an initiative from the government of Australia to fill the skill shortage and boost the economy in the regional areas of Australia.

To be eligible :   You will need to have graduated from an Australian bachelor degree, masters by coursework degree, masters by research degree or doctoral degree in the six months before applying for the visa. Students who graduate from courses below bachelor degree level are not eligible to apply for the post-study work visa.

Under this initiative, all the locations in Australia have been classified into three categories. (Category 1, 2 and 3).  See Below:

Category 1 - For the students graduating from a college /university from below mentioned cities/regions




Two (2) years post study work visa for international students completing Bachelors and Masters degrees (minimum 92 weeks), 3 years for Masters by Research and 4 years for PhD. Graduate

Category 2 - For the students graduating from a college /university from these cities/regions (one year added to existing stay back)



Gold coast


Sunshine Coast






Lake Macquarie


International students studying at above regional universities will be eligible to access an additional year in Australia on a post-study work visa (Which means a Bachelors or Masters graduate can get up to 3 years of PSW visa).

Category 3 - For the students graduating from a college /university from these cities/regions (two year added to existing stay back)










Wagga Wagga










& more

International students studying at above regional universities will be eligible to access an additional 2 years in Australia on a post-study work visa (Which means a Bachelors or Masters graduate can get up to 4 years of PSW visa)

Please feel free to contact me or one of our counselors for more details 

Post by: Nishidhar Reddy Borra
               Director – Atlas Consultants