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- Area 7.692 million km²
Australia is a stable, democratic and culturally diverse nation with a highly skilled workforce and one of the strongest performing economies in the world. With spectacular landscapes and a rich ancient culture, Australia is a land like no other. It is the earth’s sixth-largest country in land area and is the only nation to govern an entire continent.
Australia in Brief provides an authoritative overview of Australia’s history, the land, its people and their way of life. It also looks at Australia’s economic, scientific and cultural achievements and its foreign, trade and defence policies.
Australia offers a diverse range of study options for international students, with more than 1,200 institutions and over 22,000 courses to choose from. There are 43 universities in Australia (40 Australian universities, two international universities, and one private specialty university).
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More than half of Australia’s universities are listed in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2015–2016) and six are in the top 100.
Australian institutions offer a wide range of courses from science to management and commerce, humanities to engineering, and law to health sciences. Australian institutions rank among the world’s best by discipline, particularly in engineering and technology, medicine, environmental science, and accounting and finance.
When it comes to world university rankings, Australia has a strong, proven track record. Across all global ranking systems, criteria and fields of study, Australia ranks highly for quality of education, student satisfaction, and global reputation.
Many international students look for part-time work while they study in Australia. The extra spending money to support your experience living in Australia can help you discover this wonderful country and meet other students and locals. It’s also a great way to improve your English, build your confidence and make new friends.
There are many options for finding part-time work as an international student in Australia. Some of the best ways to look for part-time work are:
After your graduation, you have several options available to you whether you stay in Australia or head home. You may be able to continue your studies in Australia to pursue a higher level qualification or another field of study, you may be eligible to undertake post study work to put your newly gained knowledge to use and gain work experience in Australia, or you may choose to go home to undertake further study or work there.
Your Australian qualification will make you an attractive employee, not just to employers at home, but those in Australia and around the world as well.
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 SkillSelect.
You can find out more about your visa options at the Department of Home Affairs.
Wherever your post-graduation path leads, think about joining an alumni group from your institution. It will help you stay in touch with your classmates, and can provide you with great benefits and opportunities.