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About Australia

Australia officially known as the Common Wealth of Australia is an Oceanian country, surrounded by the Indian and Pacific Oceans. It is the world’s smallest continent and 6th largest country. Australia has 6 states and 2 mainland territory which can be seen in the map at right.

Australia is an ethnic melting pot as it is a country known for its world-famous natural wonders with more than 17 world heritage sites, diverse landscapes and a vibrant multicultural society which has 200 culture mixes that practices almost every religion and lifestyles.

Education System

Australia is a perfect destination for International students seeking world class education abroad as Australia’s law promotes quality education and protection for international student’s at all educational levels through the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000, National code of Practice and Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). Australian institutions offer a wide range of courses from science to management and commerce, humanities to engineering and law to health science. The institutes rank among the world’s best by discipline, particularly in engineering and technology, medicine, environmental science and accounting and finance. Australia is home to 43 Universities (40 Australian Universities and 2 International Universities and one Pvt. Specialty University) which offers diverse study options, with more than 1200 institutions and more than 22,000 courses to choose from.

Economy

Australia is a wealthy country; it generates its income from various sources including mining-related exports, telecommunications, banking and manufacturing. It has a market economy, a relatively high GDP per capita, and a relatively low rate of poverty. In terms of average wealth, Australia ranked second in the world after Switzerland in 2013.It was identified by the Credit Suisse Research Institute as the nation with the highest median wealth in the world and the second-highest average wealth per adult in 2013. The Australia Dollar (AUD) is the currency for the entire nation. All of Australia's major cities fare well in global comparative livability surveys, Melbourne reached top spot for the fourth year in a row on The Economist's 2014 list of the world's most liveable cities, followed by Adelaide, Sydney, and Perth in the fifth, seventh, and ninth places respectively.

Job Market

Australia has a good scope for various professions including doctors, teachers, accountants, plumbers, nurses, carpenters, dentists and IT managers. If you are considering staying in Australia and working after your current visa expires, you’ll need to get a new visa that lets you do this. There are a number of options, so work out what best fits your situation. If you completed a Bachelors, Masters or Doctoral degree, you may be eligible for the Post-Study Work stream of the Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa.

If you want to stay in Australia independently of employer sponsorship for a longer term or professional career, you can submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) through SKILL SELECT. You can find out more about your visa options at the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website (DIBP).

Living & Working in Australia

As Australia is the fourth happiest country in the world and has 5 of the 30 best cities in the world for students (Top University Rankings 2012), it is an ultimate study destination for students seeking quality education and safe life style. As per the DIBP and Australian government rule International student visa allows to work 40 hours fortnight while the course is still in session and unrestricted hours during scheduled course break for more information visit DIBP website.

Climate

Australia is so large that its climate is varies. The greater part of the continent is desert or semi-arid. Only the south-east and south-west corners have a temperate climate and moderately fertile soil. The northern part has a tropical climate, varied between tropical rainforests, grasslands, and part desert.
Spring - the three transition months September, October and November.
Summer - the three hottest months December, January and February.
Autumn - the transition months March, April and May.
Winter - the three coldest months June, July and August.