Australia is one of the leading destinations for students who are looking to study abroad, and every year the number of international students increases. The low cost of living and tuition fees and excellent lifestyle and weather are the major reasons for the popularity of Australia as a study abroad destination.
Australians are very friendly and helpful people, with a great sense of humor and a natural ability to tell jokes and play with words. Australia has stability of Institutions and the strong economy. In reality, Australia is considered one of the most competitive nations on Earth.
An outdoor lifestyle and love of sports punctuates Australian life. With more than 80 per cent of Australians living within 50 km of the coast. The most popular watched sport in Australia is Australian Rules football with rugby, cricket, tennis, swimming, and of course surfing and yachting all popular participant and spectator sports.
Australia has a large multicultural population: approximately 23 per cent of the population is foreign born and almost 40 per cent are of mixed cultural origins. With such a mixture of people, you’ll find a rich cultural scene along with a number of literature, arts and crafts, music, theatre and dance festivals celebrating indigenous, colonial and other cultures. Various ethnic groups have contributed to the richness of Australia’s cuisine, from Greek to Vietnamese and Cantonese to Indian.
An international student in Australia is allowed to work part time while they study. They have permission to work up to 20 hours per week while your course is in session. However, they cannot start work until they have commenced their course in Australia. If students bringing their family with them, then dependants can also work up to 20* hours per week once you have started your course in Australia.
International students often find work in retail, hospitality and administration. They could expect to earn a $6-15 an hour, depending on the kind of work they do. They may be paid more for working on Sundays or public holidays.