Getting Started in Australia
Australia is an exciting country to live, work, travel and study and is built on a diverse and multicultural population. Enriched with a native aboriginal culture dating back 40,000 years and breathtaking natural landscapes and sceneries, Australia is a land that must be experienced with all your five senses!
Australia has a small population of over 20 million compared to 60 million in the UK or 300 million in the US and a constant strong economy making it easier to secure jobs or start a successful business.
Melbourne as one of the most liveable cities in the world
Melbourne is the capital city of the State of Victoria and offers the perfect setting for an exciting educational experience. The city is also one of the safest cities in the world with an excellent public transport.
There is a lot to love about Melbourne. Just ask the locals!
This sophisticated world city in the south-east corner of mainland Australia inspires a deep passion in those who live here. Melbourne is very much about lifestyle. It is no huge surprise to residents that their city has been ranked as one of the world’s most livable cities.
Melbournians love the city’s vibrant energy, restaurants, fashion boutiques, café-filled lane-ways, cool bars, unbeatable galleries, spacious parks and village-like inner suburbs, each with its own special character. Melbourne is less than 200 years old and never sits still. Modern, cutting-edge designs add to the fascinating mix of heritage architecture and ensure the skyline is constantly changing.
Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
Overseas Students must have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the entire duration of their stay in Australia. OSHC gives access to out of hospital and in hospital medical services to help maintain student health. Students can apply for OSHC cover through Yorke Institute when applying for their visa from overseas or by themselves.
To find out more about studying and living in Australia read the information in the links below
- www.australia.com Tourism Australia official web site
- www.visitvictoria.com To find out about destinations, accommodation events and attractions
- www.thatsmelbourne.com.au To read about events, dining, shopping, parks and shows
- www.melbourne.vic.gov.au Home page of the City of Melbourne
For more information on Yorke and our support services, please review our Student Information Handbook