Australia

COUNTRY INFORMATION

Introduction

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. The neighbouring countries are Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and East Timor to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. Australia's capital is Canberra, and its largest city is Sydney.

Language

Although Australia has no official language, English has always been entrenched as the de facto national language,Australian English is a major variety of the language with a distinctive accent and lexicon,differs slightly from other varieties of English in grammar and spelling,General Australian serves as the standard dialect,English is the only language spoken in the home for close to 72.7% of the population.

Climate

Australia's climate is governed largely by its size and by the hot, sinking air of the subtropical high pressure belt. This moves north and south with the seasons. But it is variable, with frequent droughts lasting several seasons—thought to be caused in part by the El Niño-Southern Oscillation. The climate varies widely due to its large geographical size, but by far the largest part of Australia is desert or semi-arid. Only the south-east and south-west corners have a temperate climate and moderately fertile soil. The northern part of the country has a tropical climate, varied between tropical rainforests, grasslands and desert.temperatures have ranged from above 50 °C (122 °F) to well below zero. Nonetheless, minimum temperatures are moderated.

Transportation

Transportation in Australia There are many transport in Australia. Australia is highly dependent on road transport. There are more than 300 airports with paved runways. Passenger rail transport includes widespread commuter networks in the major capital cities with more limited intercity and interstate networks. The Australian mining sector is reliant upon rail to transport its product to Australia's ports for export.Another reason for the reliance upon roads is that the Australian rail network has not been sufficiently developed for a lot of the freight and passenger requirements in most areas of Australia. This has meant that goods that would otherwise be transported by rail are moved across Australia via road trains. Almost every household owns at least one car, and uses it most days.Public transport in Australia : Commuter rail,Trams and light rail,Rapid transit,Intra-city public transport networks,Intercity rail transport,Inter-state rail services,Intra-state and city rail services​

Politics

The politics of Australia takes place within the framework of a federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy. Australians elect parliamentarians to the federal Parliament of Australia, a bicameral body which incorporates elements of the fused executive inherited from the Westminster system, and a strong federalist senate, adopted from the United States Congress. Australia largely operates as a two-party system in which voting is compulsory.[1] The Economist Intelligence Unit has rated Australia as "full democracy" in 2016.At a national level, elections are held at least once every three years.

Visa

Visitor Visa (Subclass 600)

the Student visa (subclass 500).​


 

REASON TO STUDY IN AUSTRALIA

1. Top quality universities     

International students have a wide variety of choice when it comes to studying in Australia. Australia is home to 43 universities in total, with 40 Australian, two international and one private university. It’s a case of quality as well as quantity, with six Australian universities ranking in the internationally renowned top 100.      

2. Cultural diversity           

Australia is a diverse melting pot of cultures. The sheer amount of cultures that abound offers the chance to step outside of your usual comfort zone and experience something new, but also to feel a sense of belonging in the multicultural setting. Some of the benefits of living in a multicultural society include wonderful culinary offerings, public international celebrations and the chance to learn a different language        

3.  Any major is welcome          

Since Australia's universities are some of the top ranked in the world, it’s no surprise that they offer a multitude of different degrees and majors. Whether you are studying engineering or English, medicine or Mathematics, there are plenty of different options and combinations to choose from when you study in Australia. It could be a good idea to contact your short list of universities prior to see what they offer and whether you meet the eligibility requirements.

4. Easy access to student visas  

If you're looking to get a student visa, Australia offers a streamlined process for the Student Visa (subclass 500). There are several requirements you will need to meet for your application to be approved, including being accepted into an educational institution and having sufficient financial capacity. You will also be required to get an appropriate level of health insurance for the duration of your stay.   

5. Incredible work opportunities     

If you truly enjoy your time studying in Australia, you may be tempted to stay on longer. Australia also offers a Temporary Graduate Visa (subclass 485) that allows some international students to stay in Australia and continue to work after they have graduated. International study in Australia offers a wide range of rewarding experiences as well as the possibility for a world-class education. If you’re thinking about studying abroad in Australia, these 10 points are really just the beginning of what Australia can offer.

6. Easy communication  

Australians speak English, which makes it easy for most international students to understand and be understood. However, the slang may take a little longer to master! If you’re struggling to keep up with conversation try asking someone to explain the slang to you. You’ll be amazed at the variations Australians have come up with.

7. Wildlife       

Australia has some of the most diverse wildlife on earth. If you’re studying rurally, you might be lucky enough to experience some in the wild. Even if you don’t there are plenty of wildlife parks that offer close encounters with koalas, kangaroos, crocodiles and more.

9. Vibrant city life   

Australian universities are located in both rural and urban settings. Wherever you choose to study you will be able to travel to a number of neighbouring cities with ease. Each one offers a multitude of unique experiences, from the spectacular Sydney beach scene to the quirky shopping boutiques of Melbourne.

10. Internship Availability    

Some Australian universities may offer internships or work opportunities to their students. If this is an option that interests you, be sure to reach out to your chosen educational institution to find out any requirements. 


 


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