Australia COVID-19 Update for International Bangladeshi Students

Introduction

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has wreaked havoc on people’s daily lives throughout the world. Universities have had to make significant modifications to their activities, with many closing early and altering their teaching methods.

 Many universities welcome applications from people from all over the world. However, your ability to study abroad will be determined by the limitations of both the country you wish to study in and your home country. Although it is a difficult time for individuals considering studying abroad, universities are nonetheless eager to welcome international students. Universities are working hard to limit the impact of the pandemic by putting in place measures.

Every educational establishment has its unique set of procedures, so if you know where you want to study, double-check them. Most colleges will continue to actively recruit international students and will make alternative arrangements if you are unable to go when the term starts.

For the remaining few months of the 2019/20 academic year, many universities continued to teach by giving lectures and tutorials online. Some universities, such as The University of New England and The University of South Australia, have announced that they will continue to offer online teaching for mass lectures in 2020/21, although small group teaching will be done as much as feasible in person. Every university has implemented a psychical class for the students as of 2022.

Australia has become one of the popular destinations for Bangladeshi students to pursue higher study.

Latest number of Bangladeshi student’s enrollment and commencement in Australian education system as per 2021:

Sector

Some of Data YTD Enrolments

Some of Data YTD(Year to date) commencements

Year

2018

2019

2020

2021

2018

2019

2020

2021

Higher Education

5,637

5,921

5,622

4,694

1,922

1,776

1,370

974

VET

608

778

1,183

1,540

320

405

600

669

School

27

42

39

53

12

20

15

29

ELICOS

212

185

171

76

148

139

127

58

Non-Award

114

169

149

69

74

92

67

26

Grand Total

6,598

7,095

7,164

6,432

2,476

2,432

2,179

1,756

 The covid situation in Bangladesh:

Bangladesh recorded 1952362 Coronavirus Cases since the epidemic began, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In addition, Bangladesh reported 29124 Coronavirus Deaths. (Source: World Health Organization)
The covid situation in Australia:

Total Coronavirus Cases in Australia
Daily new Coronavirus Cases in Australia
Daily Deaths Coronavirus Cases in Australia

Travel information:

Unless they are flight personnel, all travellers arriving in Australia by air should complete the Digital Passenger Declaration. A DPD can be started up to seven days before your flight, but it must be submitted before you leave for Australia. The DPD asks for information that is considered vital to one’s health. Passengers must show proof that the critical health information was filled out prior to boarding the plane. This is a legally binding necessity. A civil penalty (fine) of 30 penalty units (currently $6,660 AUD) may be imposed on anyone who fails to comply with the requirement. Section 46 of the Biosecurity Act of 2015 specifies this. Passengers who do not declare their intentions before boarding their trip may experience delays upon arrival in Australia.

Agreements on the border

Unvaccinated Australian citizens and permanent residents will be able to depart Australia without a travel exemption from April 18, 2022. Travellers entering or leaving Australia would no longer be required to take a negative pre-departure test, and cruise ships will be allowed to enter the country.

All incoming travelers must meet the testing and quarantine standards of the state or territory in which they arrive, as well as every other state or territory to which they intend to travel.

Visa cancellation, detention, and removal may be considered for international visitors who arrive in Australia without completing vaccination requirements and without an exemption. 

Education in Australia for international students: 

Australia is currently the third most popular destination for international students in the English-speaking world, behind the United States and the UK. Many international students choose to study in Australia because of the cultural diversity, friendly natives, and quality of education.

If a student aspires to study in Australia in the future, he or she must be prepared with the following items:

  • Find a good education provider and a course that you would like to study.
  • Read the institution’s website carefully for all the information you’ll need to make an informed decision, such as a description of the course offered, the setting, the teaching techniques, the facilities, and the minimal English language proficiency, among other things.
  • Examine the true costs of learning, as well as the applicable rules and regulations governing job, housing, and other areas of daily life.
  • Check that the institution and the course being pursued are officially registered with the Australian government at http://cricos.education.gov.au/ and www.studyinaustralia.gov.au.

Choosing an education agency entails the following steps:

  • After you’ve decided on an institution and a course, go to the course’s website and register for it. If a student is having trouble enrolling, he or she can seek assistance from approved agents. Please inquire for a list of the institution’s authorized education agents.
  • Visit www.pieronline.org to see if the agent has completed the Education Agents Training Course. Qualified agents will be well-versed in Australia’s educational system, visa procedures, and way of life.
  • Consult friends or others who are known to have studied or are known to have studied in Australia.

When dealing with an education agent, read all of the procedures thoroughly before signing a contract with the agent.

  • Do not sign the formal agreement or pay any money to the agent if you are unhappy with any of the terms.
  • Carefully read the course charge, length of study, and return policy if you do not wish to continue working with this agent in the future. 4. Ensure that you are aware of all of your rights, including the refund arrangements.
  •  Make sure you get a copy of the written agreement as well as any other documents you sign.

Student Visa:

You can find more information about student visa here

Insurance for Health:

  • As an international student, having Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of your studies in Australia is a requirement of your student visa. Visit www.oshcworldcare.com.au for more information. The student’s health insurance should last for the duration of his or her schooling.

Vaccines we recognize for the purpose of travel to Australia

As of 17 January 2022, we recognize the following vaccines for the purpose of travel to Australia:

  • Coronavac (Sinovac)
  • Covishield (AstraZeneca – Serum Institute of India)
  • BBIBP-CorV for people under 60 years of age on arrival in Australia (Sinopharm China)
  • Covaxin (Bharat Biotech)
  • Sputnik V (Gamaleya Research Institute)

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