The benefits of studying in Australia
Australia is the third most popular international student destination in the world, behind only the United States and the United Kingdom. That might very well have something to do with the fact that 8 out of 100 top universities in the world is in Australia. This is only one of the many benefits of studying in Australia though.
Here are seven more:
The quality of Australia’s education
The Education Services for Overseas Students Act protect standards for international students who study in Australia. This piece of legislation delivers regulatory requirements for education and training institutions through the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).
Wide range of qualifications
There are thousands of courses and degrees on offer across Australia. International students will be able to find top of the range courses in almost every discipline and field of study.
World-wide recognition of qualifications
The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) ensures that there is a uniform and recognised progression for study. The framework includes secondary school and higher education, as well as Vocational Training Education and Training (VET) courses.
The AQF also makes it easy for other countries to understand what level of education each Australian qualification represents and thus Australian qualifications are recognised the world over.
Superb research opportunities
Australia invests heavily in research and thus the country has produced outstanding research in various fields. Well-known discoveries that have come out of Australia include penicillin, WiFi, the ultrasound machine and the flight data recorder or black box.
High quality of life
Australia scores high on all quality of life indexes. For instance, the 2016 Australian Unity Wellbeing Index revealed that Australians are now happier than they have ever been since the the first AUWI in the year 2000. Further to this, 93% of Australian’s feel they know someone they could rely on in time of need. In short? You’re guaranteed a sense of community.
For more, you’re welcome to read our article on Australia’s quality of life.
You’re allowed to work while you study
Most Australian visas allow you to work for up to 40 hours per fortnight while your course is in session, with unrestricted hours during any scheduled course break.
However, before you undertake any paid work, first ensure that your visa does allow you to work. If so, you are bound to find part-time work easily.
Natural beauty and perfect weather
This list of benefits of studying in Australia won’t be complete without mentioning the country’s many natural wonders and sunny days.
You can visit the Great Barrier Reef, the Kakadu National Park, the Tasmanian Wilderness and Fraser Island.
The sunny weather allows for many days spent outside, being active. Of course winter does happen, but it’s not nearly as severe as in other parts of the world.
Convinced of the benefits of studying in Australia? Then you should call us
If studying in Australia seems to be a good place to further your education, please feel free to give us a call to discuss your options.
You can reach us on either +27 (0) 21 202 8200 (South Africa) or +44 (0) 1392 531730 (UK).
If you’re not really a phone person, you are welcome to email us instead.
Even if you’re still making up your mind, contact us. We’ll be able to complete a comprehensive assessment with you to see if studying in Australia is an option for you. This way you can make your decision with all the required information in front you.