As you know many governments across the world including Sri Lanka are instructing their citizens to exercise social distancing and remain within their homes until the spread of this disease is brought under control.
While we fully support these efforts to ensure the safety of people, we as a university partner want to remain available to our customers to help them and support them to pursue their dreams even in these difficult times.
Here are a few questions and answers we have put together to help you to understand the current situation in Australia.
Our Australian partnered universities have confirmed that the government has NOT declared that there is going to be a definite travel ban for the next 6 months. Moreover, The official government position (Australian Government Home Affairs) clarifies that the travel ban is a precautionary measure until further notice.
The Australian government & university partners have given the below options;
For the students with CoE – You can start your program online this coming July without any delay. (Kindly contact your respective counsellor to understand your eligibility) Once the situation gets resolved and the travel ban is lifted you can apply for the visa and travel to Australia without any issue.
For the students without CoE – You can work with our 3WGE counsellor, get evaluated, select your program and university and apply for a conditional offer. Since most of the students are unable to verify documents or unable to take the IELTS test we can get a conditional offer based on what you can submit.
Now you can take IELTS classes ONLINE through 3W Acadamy (British Council Gold Partner) with a 50% cashback offer.
As a practice, most of the universities offer both campus and online teaching to cater for all the students. We highly recommend you to still plan for the July intake because there’s no reason to waste your time and postpone your growth or career aspirations when universities are offering top of the range online teaching methods and platforms.
Currently, existing students are studying online and continuing their studies as usual. While most of the Sri Lankan students, studying in local institutions are unable to continue their studies due to lack of online teaching capabilities. This gives you the edge to still access world-class education right from your home and continue your studies without disruption. Once the restrictions are lifted, you travel to Australia and commence your course from where you left off.
The Australian government has special arrangements for students who are in Australia. For example, Australia’s major supermarkets will temporarily be able to offer more hours of work to international student employees. Also, there is a temporary relaxation of working hours for student visa holders for many Australian industries.