Applications must be started at least six to eight months before your selected course is slated to start. You could get in touch with Australian institution directly. Contact details of institutions can be obtained from the Australian Education Centre (AEC) or http://www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/, the Australian Government's official website for international students.
Another way of applying is to go through an education agent. Australian education institutions have authorised agents in India. These agents offer information about the institutions they represent and help aspirants to apply for enrolment and facilitate the application for an Australian Student Visa. Make sure that the agent is an authorised representative of your selected institution.
The Australian High Commission has no authorised agents but supports an agents' body, the Association members are required to follow a code of ethical practices. A list of AAERI members is available at Your selection to a university depends on your academic records. Check the entry requirements for courses at the websites of your chosen universities.
When you finally do decide to apply you should have the following documents ready...
1. Class X and XII marksheets (for UG studies)
2. Graduation marksheets (for PG Programmmes)
3. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score
4. Statement of Purpose
5. A recommendation letter from a professor or employer
6. Work experience certificate, if applicable
Some institutions may require an IELTS score. For certain management programmes such as MBA, some institutions might ask for a GMAT score and work experience, although there are institutions that accept students without these. Tuition fees vary from one university to another.