Welcome to the final instalment of our Spotlight Australia series.
In recent times many of our students have chosen to emigrate to Australia – whether it be for the climate or lifestyle.
To help you follow in their footsteps, we have asked them how they did it, and which services they would recommend.
This month we focus on places where you can work and study.
But first, some important tips…
Start Studying For IELTS Early
The most important tip our students gave us is to start studying for IELTS early.
Many students approach us 2-3 weeks before the test when our schedules are already full. Good teachers are not sitting around waiting for students.
Book your lessons a month in advance of when you want to begin, and make sure you are giving yourself enough time to prepare for the test.
Sort Out Your Visa
You will need to make sure you passport is valid for the full length of your intended stay in Australia. If you need a new passport – order one now.
When you have it, visit the Australian High Commission or Embassy in your home country to organise a visa.
Round 2 of the #AustralianAid #FriendshipGrants is now open for application. Australian #NGOs working in the Indo-Pacific region are encouraged to apply by 10 September 2019. To learn more visit https://t.co/kD6UU0Tq7e #SDGs pic.twitter.com/ROnVUu9AtE
— DFAT🇦🇺 (@dfat) July 24, 2019
Sort Out The Rest Of Your Paperwork
Make sure you have your offer letter, copy of study records, original identification documents, and written character references to help you secure accommodation and/or employment.
Accommodation can be hard to find, and our students say they go to house viewings with all their documents. This enables them to move quickly when they find something suitable.
Have a Personal MOT
Before you set off make sure you are in tip-top condition by visiting your doctor, optician and dentist.
Make sure you get any medication you need before you leave.
Set Sail For Your Chosen Destination
Below we connect you with some of the top Twitter accounts providing you with advice on their respective areas.
The tweet below is from the account of the Queensland Government agency responsible for state nomination of business and skilled visas…
Looking for a job in Queensland? BSMQ has a very useful ‘Working in Queensland’ page on our website which provides links to top job search websites and recruitment agents and further information on working in Queensland. READ HERE FOR MORE: https://t.co/cC8o4tlh1q pic.twitter.com/yVtSMPrl6N
— Qld State Migration (@qldmigration) July 25, 2019
@StudyPerth is a popular guide to studying, living and working in Perth, Australia…
For international students, tax time can be a bit confusing when living in a foreign country. To make it easier, Insider Guides have put together all the information you might need when lodging your tax return. Read the article here 👉 https://t.co/t26KfVgg76 #thursdaytip pic.twitter.com/CiThc7J2T6
— Study Perth (@StudyPerth) July 4, 2019
StudyAdelaide describes itself as “your resource for information on studying in Australia’s learning capital”….
Welcome to SA! https://t.co/i9xcQ6E529
— StudyAdelaide (@StudyAdelaide) March 12, 2019
Live, travel, study, learn English, have fun and party on the Great Barrier Reef in Cairns, Tropical North Queensland, Australia…
— Study Cairns (@studycairns) July 23, 2019
@StudyGoldCoast provides you with the latest information for studying, living & working at the Gold Coast…
Jason came to #Australia as part of the Chengdu to the Gold Coast study experience. Now he’s about to return as a student @SCUonline. A great example of why nurturing sister city relationships and study exchange programs work. #IntlEd #StudyGoldCoast https://t.co/U6PXo6EPeg pic.twitter.com/mQgyYAFwLd
— Study Gold Coast (@StudyGoldCoast) July 2, 2019
That’s All For Now!
That’s all for the current series on emigrating to Australia. We hope you have found the series helpful. If you have any further tips or recommendaitons, get in touch.
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