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|
Average Full Time Ordinary Time Earnings Q2 2018 By Industry
|Business Sector||Average Annual Wage|
|Accommodation, Cafes and Restaurants||$59,415|
|Administrative and Support Services||$74,927|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||$76,476|
|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|
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
- Environmental Science
- Mechanical Engineering
- Actuarial Science
- Fashion Design
- Medical Science
- Mental Health
- Fine Art
- Artificial Intelligence
- Food Science
- Automotive Engineering
- Forensic Science
- Business Management
- Chemical Engineering
- Graphic Design
- Political Science
- Civil Engineering
- Product Design
- Cloud Computing
- Hospitality Management
- Computer Animation
- Hotel Management
- Public Health
- Computer Forensics
- Interior Design
- Social Work
- Computer Programming
- International Business
- Computer Science
- Software Engineering
- Electrical Engineering