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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2011
64 Australia – The Education Destination 1 2 3 4 5 Queensland Most universities and some vocational institutes provide on-campus accommodation, generally consisting of a single bedroom and study area with shared dining and entertainment areas. Depending on the residence, you will either receive meals in the dining room or have to prepare your own food in the kitchen. Some universities also have off-campus accommodation close to their institution. Privately renting accommodation is an option for students staying longer than six months. Many houses are rented unfurnished, although it is possible to rent a fully-furnished property. Rental vacancies are advertised in the local newspapers and various websites. Many tertiary institutions have an accommodation office to help you find a place to live. Students can work for up to 20 hours in term and 40 hours during the holiday break. Jobs are advertised online, in local newspapers and on community noticeboards. Many employment opportunities in Queensland are in the tourism sector, as well as the shops and restaurants that service tourists. Your institution may have an employment office for assistance with job-hunting. having fun in the sunshine state Living costs in Queensland are relatively low in comparison to other States of Australia. Queensland’s multicultural population means that international grocery and specialty stores are in city centres and surrounding suburbs. Brisbane and the Gold Coast have many popular nightspots, and students can take advantage of the cafes, restaurants and bars. Public transport is widely available with services including bus, train, ferry and taxi. Public transport is comfortable, fast and reliable. There are international airports in Brisbane, Cairns, Townsville and the Gold Coast, as well as smaller domestic airports across the State. Known as the Sunshine State of Australia, Queensland temperatures range from sub- tropical to tropical Queensland’s summer starts in December with an average maximum of around 30° Celsius, although temperatures are often higher, particularly in the north. Winter begins in June and temperature average 15–20°C. With low living costs, rewarding education and a fantastic lifestyle, Queensland is a State of opportunity for the international student. It’s no wonder that Queensland is the fastest-growing State in Australia, and home to over four million people. ■ Queensland ‘Queensland has nine world-class universities in the capital, Brisbane, and throughout the State.’ Top fIVe listen to a band or meet with friends at one of Brisbane’s cool, sophisticated bars and cafés. catch a ferry out to one of the many islands in southern Queensland – stradbroke, Moreton or fraser Island. Take a trek into an ancient rainforest and see plants, birds and animals like nowhere else on earth. combine shopping, dining, nightlife and the beach on the Gold coast. attach your snorkel and mask, and discover the wonders underwater of the Great Barrier reef, a World heritage-listed site. Images: Queensland Tourism
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