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Accommodation are several options for accommodation for international students coming to live in Western Australia including homestay with an Australian family, renting privately, and short-term temporary accommodation…accommodation
Attractions Australia has great weather making it possible to live a relaxed, outdoor lifestyle throughout the year. Perth is Western Australia’s rapidly growing capital city...attractions
Climate days of sunshine and blue skies are features of life in Western Australia. The state has amazing diversity from the deep reds of ancient rock contrasted with the turquoise blue Indian and Southern Oceans and the green rainforest of the South West…climate
Communication Australia has good internet and phone coverage, with many different providers offering great mobile and internet deals...communication
Culture + lifestyle + lifestyleAustralians are considered to be relaxed, informal, with a love of sport and outdoor life. Australian values include respect for the freedom and dignity of the individual, equality of men and women, freedom of religion…culture-lifestyle
Departure + arrival + arrivalIt is a good idea to arrive in Perth a few weeks before you start your course. You will need time to find appropriate accommodation and get to know your new neighbourhood. If you are travelling a long way…departure-arrival
Geography Australia is in the same time zone as many Asian regions and only a short flight from many capital cities in Asia, the sub-continent, and the Gulf States. This makes many students feel closer to home...geography
Health cover coverThe Australian Government requires all international students to purchase Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) in order to be granted a student visa…health
Language is Australia’s national language, but there are certain words and expressions that are uniquely Australian. The longer you have been in Australia the more you will understand the language, customs and habits of Australians… language
Living expenses expensesWhen you arrive in Australia you will need to think about opening a bank account, finding part-time work, and budgeting how you will spend your money…. expenses
Religion does not have an official religion, and people are free to practice their religious beliefs, provided they do not break the law….religion
Stress + wellbeing + wellbeingInternational students living away from home in a new country can sometimes feel stress or anxiety from being separated from family and friends. When you start your studies you may also feel worried about...wellbeing
Transport amazing feature of life in Perth is the free public transport that is available within the Central Business Districts (CBD) of Perth, Joondalup and Fremantle...transport
Under 18s 18sWe understand that deciding where to send your child to school is an important one. Your support will be very important in making sure that they are successful...families
Visa students need a student visa to study in Australia. You should apply for your visa after receiving your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) from TAFE International Western Australia (TIWA)… visa
Work international student visa allows you to work while you are in Australia. However, there are limits so…work
Safety is generally a safe city but you should always take safety precautions particularly when out and about at night… safety


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