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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2013
66 australia: the education destination WORKING IN AUsTRALIA AFTER GRADUATION After graduation, most international students return to their homes or travel to a new country to start their careers. some students are keen to stay in Australia, however, there are strict visa conditions. students should not study in Australia with the sole purpose of trying to obtain permanent residency or migration. the student visa system is quite separate to the migration process. australia’s migration program aims to fill skills shortages across the country and contribute to the economy. if you want to work and live in the country after graduation, you must apply to stay in Australia. there is a range of temporary and permanent residency visas. international students can apply for permanent residency through the General skilled migration program. these visas are for people who have graduated with an australian qualification or have skilled work experience and are not sponsored by an employer. the program aims to select migrants with the high value, nation- building skills that are needed by the Australian economy and labour market. skilled migration to Australia is highly competitive. department of immigration and citizenship www.immi.gov.au/immigration General skilled migration program www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/ ’ Australia is a safe, democratic country. With the second-highest human development index globally, Australia ranks highly in many international comparisons of national performance, such as quality of life, health, education, economic freedom, and the protection of civil liberties and political rights. Australia comprises six states: New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania; and two territories: the Australian capital Territory and the Northern Territory. Australia’s capital city is canberra in the AcT. Today, Australia has a growing population of 22.8 million, and 70% of Australians live in its 10 largest cities. The Victorian capital of Melbourne was named the world’s most liveable city in a survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit in 2011 and 2012. Sydney, Adelaide, and Perth also made it into the top 10. The regional areas of Australia give the country its famed laid-back yet hard-working identity. Australians are proud of their reputation as friendly, welcoming, and down-to-earth people. A multiculturAl nAtion Australia prides itself on being a multicultural nation, with around 25% of the population born overseas. Australia is a harmonious, peaceful society which embraces mutual respect for others. due to its migrant influences, Australia has one of the most diverse cuisines in the world. You can enjoy food from across the globe including Japanese, Vietnamese, Indian, Spanish, Greek, Italian and Middle Eastern. Many restaurants offer fusion dishes, combining different cuisines to produce innovative meals. Australians enjoy an outdoor lifestyle with a good climate and an amazing natural environment. Bushwalking, sailing, surfing and other adventure activities are all popular ways of taking advantage of the ‘great outdoors’. Sport, music, arts, culture – Australia has it all. International students enjoy the many different sights, people and experiences that the country has to offer. • www.abcaustralia.com.br IN PARTNERSHIP WITH: Our 10 years of experience provide you all knowledge and know-how to make the right choice for your studies. liVinG in australia International students will feel welcome in Australia and enjoy the many different sights, people and experiences that the country has to offer. Australia prides itself on being a multicultural nation, with around 25% of the population born overseas. ‘
Australia The Education Destination 2012