PERTH’S TOP 5
The weather is amazing – Perth is known as one of the sunniest cities in the world
Perth is surrounded by amazing beaches
The airport is very easy to get to
It’s a welcoming city for people of all ages
The scenery is extraordinarily beautiful
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Studying in Perth
Take it from the tens of thousands of other international students who have made the journey down under and settled in the vibrant city of Perth. Student culture is huge in the area, so you’ll be able to meet a lot of new people in similar situations to yourself.
Although Perth is one of Australia’s major metropolises, studying here will give you a very relaxed, suburban feel. Some of the schools and universities are a little more spread out from Perth’s CBD (Central Business District) and many students enjoy living within walking distance of them. If you want to live in the heart of the city, there are many options to travel via the regularly maintained public transport systems.
While studying in this glorious city you will have access to a world-class education system. Australian education is highly regarded across the globe and the Government spends millions of dollars on providing scholarships for international students to study here. There are so many options to choose from when it comes to studying in Perth – it all comes down to what you think would suit you best!
Do you want to improve your English?
If you’re interested in improving your knowledge of English, Perth offers courses for people at any level – if you are just starting to learn the basics, preparing for academic careers, or advanced work, there is a course here that is perfect for your needs. It’s home to some of Australia’s best English schools.
What if your English is already good?
So, what if you don’t need to improve your English skills? Maybe you would like to improve your professional skills to land a better job or change careers. With world-class education providers, Perth is ahead of the game in a number of areas such as science, technology, innovation and development.
For those who want to embark on a professional career, there are courses for every work sector.
Looking to undertake studies at university level?
Perth is an amazing place for international students wanting to study abroad. There are five universities situated in and around Perth’s suburbs, with around 35,000 international students in attendance.
The universities provide international students with a very social and supportive environment. They often host many social and sporting activities around their campuses to ensure that no one is left out and everyone feels comfortable in their new surroundings.
As well as being able to enjoy the fresh-air, friendliness and freedom that Perth university life has to offer, you will also be undertaking your education with globally recognised universities.
For example, Edith Cowen is at the forefront of research and collaboration, providing you with the network and opportunity you need to help you achieve your goals. Or TAFE WA, who will help you gain the right qualifications and skills to get you on the pathway to the career of your choice.
Working in Perth
Great news! Perth is the perfect place if you’re looking to settle and get started in an Australian career. The job industry in Perth is booming. It’s less competitive than other capital cities, like Sydney and Melbourne. Salaries are higher than any other city in Australia, and it has a high rate of international students finding employers willing to sponsor them. Opportunity here is huge.
The working environment in Perth is similar to most cities across Australia with their laid back, relaxed approach to work. This will allow you to have a good work-life balance and the informal nature in the working environment will allow you to feel that you are being treated fairly and equally to other employees. It is normal in Australia to have office drinks with your colleagues, helping to build good relationships. It is commonplace for bosses to come and join too.
There is currently massive potential in Perth for work in sectors such as healthcare, tourism and construction. It might be a good idea to begin here if you are looking for a pathway to stay in this beautiful country.
Living in Perth
Perth has more of a suburban feel to it than other big cities because it is much more spaced out. As well as having your own safe suburbia to live in, you can also enjoy up to 320 days of sunshine a year, allowing you an active outdoors lifestyle and plenty of days at the beach. Perth is the idealistic Australia, which you will often catch glimpses of in travel guides. You will feel like your living in paradise with friendly neighbours and glorious, sophisticated views surrounding you.
Residents of Perth have one of the highest standards of living in the world. However, it is still affordable in comparison to other study abroad destinations.
Why choose Perth instead of one of Australia’s other cities?
Perth is a city that embraces cultural diversity, so there are hundreds of people from different nationalities living and studying here. For this reason, you will never be made to feel out of place. I
Whilst many international students now call Perth home, there are also many expats living in the city from predominantly English speaking backgrounds. This will give you the opportunity to meet people from all over the world, whilst continuing to improve your own English skills. Perth provides the authentic Aussie experience – from the people, to the lifestyle. This is a city you will not want to leave!
As an added bonus, Perth is the only city in Australia that offers free Wi-Fi in the CBD (that’s got to be worth something in the twenty-first century!).
Perth is home to some of Australia’s most picturesque landscapes. The World Heritage Listed Ningaloo reef is beautiful, and if you’re lucky you’ll be able to spot some of Australia’s most exotic marine life. Perth is also the only place in the world where you will find the quokka; the happiest animal in the world. Seeing this animal will definitely put a smile on your face for the rest of the day!
Aside from being on the doorstep of the Indian Ocean, you’ll find gorgeous national parks, and the world’s largest collection of wildflower species. If you love the outdoors, Perth is the place to be.
In the city you will find the largest suburban park in the world, Kings Park, which overlooks the water and Perth’s CBD. This is a spot where you can spend hours exploring more than four kilometres of ground. Sit out in the sun and enjoy the extraordinary views it has to offer. It is so exquisite; over 6 million people pay a visit to this park every year.
In regard to the architecture around Perth, it has a very modern, fresh feel. However, it still has its own world heritage listed buildings that acts as a tribute to what Perth used to be like. With certain buildings having been maintained from the 19th Century, there are plenty of places to visit allowing you to take a walk back in time.
Just over two million people live in the city of Perth, but it still has a very spacious and open-aired vibe. You will never feel claustrophobic here; it’s time to relax and enjoy!
Perth also has several hotspots for shopping, dining and going out. Northbridge, just north of the CBD, is possibly the culture capital of the city and the main district for pubs, clubs and live music. Inner city suburbs such as Mt Lawley and Highgate are also busy on weekends and Fremantle is noted for its cafes and restaurants and is a popular short-drive destination.
Perth is a cultural hub for arts and entertainment where festivals and events take place throughout the year. You can find popular entertainment venues at Venue Menu.
Perth has a world-renowned music scene. The West Australian Symphony Orchestra and famous bands such as The Triffids and Pendulum all hail from Perth. There is plenty of live music to see, festivals to attend and nightlife to enjoy.
In 2009, Perth put in place a public art strategy with the aim to make the city more engaging for its residents and visitors. Now you can find pockets of vibrant art and incredible galleries and museums spread around the city.
The ocean is a huge part of Perth’s lifestyle. With so much sunshine all year round, there isn’t a better place in the world to take a dip. The pristine waters across Perth’s many beaches attract swimmers, surfers, boogie boarders and sunbathers alike. Once you’ve tired yourself out in the water, you can then take a walk along one of the many beach strips, which are filled with restaurants, bars, clubs and shops.
This city can offer you the urban or suburban lifestyle – which ever you prefer. There is plenty to do, indoors and out. The open layout and spacious surroundings make Perth ideal for an outdoor lifestyle. There are long paths for walking and cycling, plenty of parklands and numerous sports facilities available.
The people are friendly, and the lifestyle is relaxed – all in all, this sums up the way of life in Perth.
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