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Australia: A Hot Education Destination for Everyone

Are you looking towards Australia as Study Abroad Destination? Well, perhaps you might be interested in knowing Australia as a country, visa requirements, courses and colleges etc. Here is brief discussion about Australia as I know it from different sources like Internet Databases, Books and Periodicals etc to help students looking for admission in Australia.

Let's Know about Australia

The Commonwealth of Australia is located in the Southern Hemisphere. It comprises of major island of Tasmania, mainland of the world’s smallest continent, and a number of other islands in the Southern, Indian and Pacific Ocean. Australia’s neighbors are Papua New Guinea and East Timor to the north, the French dependency of New Caledonia and Vanuatu, and the Solomon Islands to the Northeast, and New Zealand to the southeast.

Indigenous Australians inhabited Australian mainland for more than 4200 years. During 17th century fishermen from north and European travelers approached Australia.   British officially claimed mainland of Australia as the Colony of New South Wales on January 26, 1788. During 19th century 5 other colonies were also developed. These colonies including New South Wales turns into a federation – the Commonwealth of Australia on January 1, 1901. Australian population is mainly concentrated on Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide.

The Commonwealth of Australia is a constitutional monarchy; the system of government is parliamentary. The Queen Elizabeth II is the Queen of Australia. Governor General at Federal Level and Governor at State level represent the Queen.   The Governor General has executive power but he / she can act on the advice of Prime Minister of Australia. Though Governor General has reserve powers which he / she can exercise if necessary without the advice of Prime Minister say in the time of emergency etc.

Australia has 6 states- New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia. The Great Barrier Reef, lies a short distance off the north-east coast and extends for over 1,250 mi.

Australia’s economy is mixed western style, and slightly stronger than United Kingdom, Germany and France. In 2006, United Nations ranked Australia 3rd at Human Development Index. Since last few years Australia is becoming favorite destination among tourists, Australia’s commodity export prices are also on the rise. The service sector, viz education, tourism and financial services contribute to Australia’s 69% GDP, Agriculture and natural resources contribute 3 to 5%. Japan, China, United States, South Korea and New Zealand are largest importer of Australian goods.

Australia has no state religion, largest number of people calls them Christian, others roman catholic and Anglican. You also find religion like humanism, atheism, agnosticism, and rationalism in Australia. Some people call them of no religion.

Australian climate support outdoor activities, that’s why sports make largest part of Australian culture, hockey, netball, rugby rowing, tennis, swimming, cycling, cricket, horse racing etc are played at national and international level.

Visa Requirements To Study in Australia

The Oversees Student Program (OSP) of Australian Government permits International students to live and study in a Australian College / University / Institution. To be eligible to obtain Student Visa you shall require taking admission in a full time course. The institute where you are intended to study a course must be a registered entity with the Australian Government to offer one such course of training program to International students. Search Course and Institutions Registered with Department of Education and Training Australian Government 

Australia opens doors to international students to live and study in Australia without any bias. To know detailed Visa Requirements do have a look across official website Department of Immigration and Border Protection, Australian Government  

Australia @ A Glance

Official Name: Commonwealth of Australia
Capital : Canberra
Largest City: Sydney
Official Languages: English
Government: Federal Constitutional Monarchy and Parliamentary democracy
Independence from the United Kingdom
Constitution: January 1, 1901
Statute of West Minister: December 11, 1931 (Adopted September 9, 1939)
Australia Act: March 3, 1986
Total Area: 2 988 888 sq mi
Population: 20 820 000 sq mi (According to 2007 estimate)
Currency: Australian Dollar (AUD)
Time Zone: UTC +8 to +10.5
Summer DST: (UTC +8 to +10.5)
Internet TLD: .au


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