Australia has grown to become one of the top countries for quality higher education. The degrees and qualifications from Australian higher education institutions are known around the world as high quality and world class. The standard of excellence is set by universities with recognizable groups like the G8, ATN & the IRU. When looking for work in the future, this can be a great selling point in your favour!
Population: Approx.2.3 Crore (23 mn)
Area: 7,617,930 km2
Currency: Australian $
Popular Cities: Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane & Gold Coast
Vibrant Multicultural Nation
Australia is also one of the best places to live. It is a young, vibrant and friendly country in which students can live, learn and grow. True culture melting Cities like Melbourne are known to host nationals from over 80 (Eighty) countries. So if you want a quality education and a good lifestyle, Australia’s the place to be.
Australia has 37 government-funded universities and two private universities, as well as a number of other specialist institutions that provide approved courses at the higher education level. The University of Sydney is Australia’s oldest university, having been founded in 1850, followed by the University of Melbourne three years later. Other notable universities include those of the Group of Eight leading tertiary institutions, including the University of Adelaide, the Australian National University located in the national capital of Canberra, Monash University and the University of New South Wales.
Quality and Standards
According to the worldwide Quality-of-Life Index for 2011 all of Australia’s major cities fare well in global comparative livability surveys where Melbourne ranked 1st on The Economist’s 2017 World’s Most Livable Cities list, followed by Sydney and Perth in seventh and ninth place respectively.
The main intakes offered by Universities are in June/July and January/February. Some colleges may also have intakes in March and November.
A full-time International student can work part-time as per the given guidelines.
A full-time degree student can work up to 40 hours fortnightly during term-time and full-time during vacations.
A full-time student can also work on a work placement as part of the course.
A student can earn from $16 – $25 per hour i.e. $1,280 – $2,000 per month.
After the successful completion of a Bachelors or Masters a student can apply for a 2 year Post-Study Work Permit.