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Top 7 Things To Know Before Studying In Australia

  1. You Need A Visa
    To study in Australia for more than 3 months you will need a visa. Applying is fairly easy and can be completed online. If approved, your visa will be virtually linked to your passport which means there’s no long lines or sitting around waiting for mail to arrive.
  2. You May Need Health Insurance
    Before studying in Australia, it is important to check whether you will have any coverage for any medical or health issues that may arise during your time here. The Australian government requires that all international students obtain Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). There are many OSHC plans available from a wide range of providers so be sure to shop around to find the best coverage for your personal situation.
  3. Make Sure You Have Some Money Saved
    Australia is a very large place with a lot of amazing sights to see and experiences to be had including the Great Barrier Reef, Uluru, The Outback, the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge and our amazing Theme Parks like Warner Brothers Movie World, Sea World and Dreamworld on the Gold Coast. If you plan on travelling around during your free time you will want to have some savings put aside to be able to enjoy all that Australia has to offer.
  4. You May Be Able To Work While You’re Here
    The typical student visa in Australia will allow you to work up to a certain number of hours per week if you wish to. Considering Australia has quite a high minimum wage, it may be worth your time to earn some extra money and it can be a great way to meet people in your new city.
  5. Not Every Australian Is A Crocodile Hunter (Or A Hemsworth)
    Despite what television may have you believe, don’t expect to see everyone dressed in safari gear and wrangling crocodiles or snakes. Modern Australian’s are extremely hardworking, social, and diverse. We flourish on our laid-back culture and live for the weekends where we can unwind and socialise with friends and family, and of course, eat some great food – something in which we are plentiful! Speaking of food…
  6. Australia Offers Some Of The Best Food In The World
    Between our local farmers and vintners spread across our country we produce all our own fruit, vegetables, dairy, and meats. We have an incredible local café scene in every city and are home to some of the notably best coffee and wines in the world. We’re also home to some of the most multicultural food selections in the world which you will find spread across all our diverse cities. You can find most of the world’s cuisines on offer in Australian restaurants.
  7. Australia Is One Of The World Leaders In Quality Education
    Australia has a wide range of programs and institutions available to study at and we here at Alana Kaye College pride ourselves on the quality of our training. Our trainers are experts in their fields and have an abundance of experience in continuously assisting our students in progressing into higher education qualifications and work in their chosen fields. But don’t just take our word for it… Check out some of the recent awards in education we have won along the bottom of our website.

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