Studying in Australia, beach and surf! If you’ve always dreamt of combining the three, Australia is the perfect place for it!
1 – A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME FLUENT!
And yes, studying in Australia is one of your best chance to improve your English. Or even to begin to learn it. Whether you come for a gap year before applying for a job or to refine your disruptive startup project ☺, you just have to go for it!
Australia has a lot of possibilities to offer and a lot of sun! From intensive English courses that will help you order at the bars and restaurants to specific courses that will prepare you for the exams that you have to pass (Yes we are talking about the infamous TOEFL).
Intensive English courses are available for all levels from beginner to advanced. There are also courses dedicated to certain tests (TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, PTE and so on). With courses ranging from 1 week to 1 year, there is a big chance that you will find one in line with your project.
2 – STUDYING IN AUSTRALIA IS THE PERFECT OPPORTUNITY TO ALSO WORK AND TRAVEL!
Studying in Australia is just AWESOME! Taking this opportunity to also get a professional experience is even BETTER!
Most schools and training centres offer courses for 15 to 30 hours per week. You can use the rest of the time to finance your activities and to discover “the land down under”. Your Student Visa allows you to work up to 40 hours per fortnight or 20 hours per week, during the school term. And, you can work full time during school holidays.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Each school has its own schedule. Some schools offer more intensive programs where others are lighter, same for school holiday period. With some schools you can even “build-up” your schedule yourself. That will allow you to work more during peak activities and maximise your finances.
3 – IT’S YOUR CHANCE TO JOIN AN ANGLO-SAXON EDUCATION SYSTEM KNOWN WORLDWIDE!
Nowadays, it is increasingly important to differentiate yourself on the job market. Presenting a CV with a certificate obtained in English and a solid first experience abroad will allow you to catch the attention of recruiters. Starting studies in Australia is a perfect kick-start!
THE AUSTRALIAN EDUCATION SYSTEM, WHAT IS IT?
In Australia, we talk about the AQF system that covers various types of courses:
- ELICOS: Intensive English courses available for all levels which later on also allow you to integrate professional courses.
- VET (Vocational Education and Training): It is the equivalent of the French CAP, DUT and BTS. Professional training courses lasting from 6 months to 3 years which prepare you for a job in a specific field. It is also the best step to integrate a higher level degree directly in 1st, 2nd or 3rd year.
- Higher Education: The Australian Bachelor, Master, MBA and Doctorate system. High-end quality diplomas and access to scholarships.
To summarise, the AQF system is:
- Diplomas and certificates valid internationally,
- Tones of practical and theoretical courses to achieve your personal goals,
- Links to various Visas that would allow you to stay and realise your dreams in Australia.
4 – POSSIBILITY TO BENEFIT FROM LINKS AND EQUIVALENTS TO OTHER VISAS TO STAY IN AUSTRALIA!
Studying in Australia is your best option to extend your stay after your Working Holiday Visa. You can even stay and work for up to 2 additional years after a Bachelor or Master. This is possible thanks to the Post Study Graduate Visa.
It will also be easier to secure a sponsored job or even permanent residence after these two years.
5 – THE OPPORTUNITY TO ENJOY THE AUSTRALIAN WAY OF LIFE!
You’ve probably heard of the Australian way of life, well it’s not a legend! This country is famous for the kindness and the honesty of its inhabitants but also for its magnificent landscapes and its climate. You can benefit from an excellent balance between professional and private life! The economy is dynamic, the job market is stable and wages are generally much higher than in Europe (the minimum wage is set at $19.49 per hour ☺).
A dream you might ask? Well no, “Welcome to Australia mate”!
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