AUSTRALIA

About Australia

Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in Oceania and the world’s sixth-largest country by total area.

Basic facts about Australia

  • As of 2012, Australia has an estimated population of over 22 million people.
  • Australia is the world’s 6th largest country by area.
  • Due to its large size and isolation from the rest of the world, Australia is sometimes known as the ‘island continent’.
  • The largest cities in Australia are Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide.
  • A desert area known as the ‘outback’ covers much of the land.
  • It is estimated the humans have lived in Australia for around 45000 years.
  • The indigenous people of Australia are Australian Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders
  • The highest mountain on mainland Australia is Mt Kosciuszko, standing 2228m (7310ft) above sea level.
  • Australia has a range of different landscapes, including urban areas, mountain ranges, deserts and rain forests.
  • Australia is a relatively wealthy country with a high life expectancy.
  • Australia hosted the 1956 (Melbourne) and 2000 (Sydney) Summer Olympics.

Why Study in Australia

  • 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 there because of the cultural diversity, friendly natives, and high quality of education.
  • Graduates from Australian schools are highly sought after due to the impressive international reputation of the Australian education system.
  • Australia’s standard of living is amongst the highest in the world. Living expenses and tuition costs are considerably lower in Australia than they are in the United States and United Kingdom. International students are able to work part time while they study, allowing them to offset their living costs.
  • Institutions in Australia offer a wide variety of courses and degrees, so international students can easily find the school and field that are right for them
  • Students who study in Australia can take advantage the country’s impressive technology and research resources.
  • Students visiting the country are allowed to work up to 20 hours per week while they are studying in Australia. This is a great opportunity for students who want to earn money to help with living expenses during their stay, and for students who want to gain work experience in their field of interest while they study.

Eligibility to Study in Australia

  • Minimum 70% from PSEB and 60% from CBSE/ICSE in 12th grade for undergraduate study in a University or Community Colleges
  • 6.0 Bands in each Module,
  • PTE or TOEFL are also accepted in some of the institutions.
  • For PG Programs or Master’s Degree, a minimum of 6.5 Bands with no Bands less than 6.0 is accepted.

Living In Australia

Moving to Australia means running towards opportunities: Australia is a new country where the population, the economy, and the opportunities are growing quickly. Many say that Australia today is like the USA 50 years ago…just full of enthusiasm and opportunity.

Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and other Australian cities have a European / North America way of life, offering every kind of service, work, and fun. The quality of life is even better thanks to a lower population density than most cities, low pollution levels and a modern and efficient infrastructure.

The Australian Minimum Wage

YEAR WAGE (per hour) WAGE (per week
2007 $13.74 $522.12
2008 $14.31 $543.78
2009 Unchanged Unchanged
2010 $15.00 $569.90
2011 $15.51 $589.30
2012 $15.96 $606.40
2013 $16.37 $622.20
2014 $16.87 $640.90
2015 $17.29 $656.90
2016 $17.70 $672.70
2017 $18.29 $694.90
2018 $18.93 $719.20

Average Full Time Ordinary Time Earnings Q2 2018 By Industry

Business Sector Average Annual Wage
Accommodation, Cafes and Restaurants $59,415
Retail Trade $60,892
Other Services $66,404
Manufacturing $73,523
Administrative and Support Services $74,927
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services $76,476
Construction $80,616
Wholesale Trade $81,406
Arts and Recreation Services $81,676
Transport, Postal, Warehousing $86,694
Health Care and Social Assistance $89,253
Education and Training $94,375
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services $97,240
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services $98,878
Financial and Insurance Services $100,365
Information Media and Telecommunications $102,278
Mining $137,660

In the past 12 months Australian ordinary full time wages have increased by 2.6 %, around 1.5 percentage points below its average of the past decade.

Subjects you may be interested in studying in Australia

  • Accounting
  • Environmental Science
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Actuarial Science
  • Fashion Design
  • Medical Science
  • Agriculture
  • Film
  • Medicine
  • Archaeology
  • Finance
  • Mental Health
  • Architecture
  • Fine Art
  • Midwifery
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Food Science
  • Music
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Forensic Science
  • Nursing
  • Biology
  • Forestry
  • Philosophy
  • Business Management
  • Geography
  • Sports
  • Photography
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Graphic Design
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Civil Engineering
  • Horticulture
  • Product Design
  • Cloud Computing
  • Hospitality Management
  • Psychology
  • Computer Animation
  • Hotel Management
  • Public Health
  • Computer Forensics
  • Interior Design
  • Social Work
  • Computer Programming
  • International Business
  • Sociology
  • Computer Science
  • Investment
  • Software Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering

INSTITUTION

University Name Location
Australian Catholic University North Sydney
Bond University Robina
Central Queensland University North Rockhampton
Charles Darwin University Darwin
Charles Sturt University Bathurst
Curtin University Perth
Deakin University Geelong
Edith Cowan University Joondalup
Federation University Australia Ballarat
Flinders University Adelaide
Griffith University Brisbane
James Cook University Townsville
La Trobe University Melbourne
Macquarie University Sydney
Monash University Clayton
Murdoch University Murdoch
Queensland University of Technology Brisbane
RMIT University Melbourne
Southern Cross University Lismore
Swinburne University of Technology Hawthorn
The Australian National University Canberra
The University of Adelaide Adelaide
The University of Melbourne Melbourne
The University of New South Wales Sydney
The University of Newcastle Callaghan
The University of Notre Dame Australia Fremantle
The University of Queensland St Lucia
The University of Sydney Sydney
The University of Western Australia Crawley
Torrens University Australia Adelaide
University of Canberra Canberra
University of New England, Australia Armidale
University of South Australia Adelaide
University of Southern Queensland Toowoomba
University of Tasmania Hobart
University of Technology, Sydney Sydney
University of the Sunshine Coast Sippy Downs
University of Wollongong Wollongong
Victoria University Melbourne
Western Sydney University Penrith

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