About Australia

Australia is the sixth largest country in the world. Australia’s coastline stretches almost 50,000 kilometers and is linked by over 10,000 beaches, more than any other country in the world. More than 85 per cent of Australians live within 50 kilometers of the coast, making it an integral part of their laid-back lifestyle.

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Climate:  Warm Summers and Mild Winters
Population: 21,874,900
Main Language: English
Currency: Australian dollar
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Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne University of Technology began as a technical college in 1908. Today, the University has a full range of undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate programs at its campuses in the state of Victoria. The Hawthorn campus in Melbourne is the largest with about 16,500. Exchange students also have the option of studying at the smaller Lilydale or Prahran campuses.

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Australia - Melborne


Australia’s second largest city has a population of 4 million. It is said to be Australia’s food, fashion and cultural capital. Students will have no shortage of recreational, cultural and historical opportunities when studying at Swinburne University of Technology.

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University of Southern Queensland

The University of Southern Queensland USQ was established in the mid-1970s as an Institute of Technology. It was re-designed in 1990 as a University of Technology. In July, 2004, USQ was awarded the Commonwealth of Learning Award of Excellence for Institutional Achievement . USQ has over 7000 International students at their campuses. Studying on-campus at USQ can be a rewarding way to undertake a university degree in a safe and friendly multicultural environment with modern facilities and a relatively low cost of living.

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Australia - Towoomba


The main campus is in Toowoomba, a city of about 128,600 people. Toowoomba is a 90-minute drive from Brisbane. A second campus is located in Wide Bay (Hervey Beach).

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1. Check out the latest travel advice at and subscribe to receive free email notifications each time the advice for your destination is updated.

2. Take out comprehensive travel insurance and ensure it covers you for the places you plan to visit and the things you plan to do. 

3. Before travelling overseas register your travel and contact details online at so we can contact you in case of an emergency. 

4. Make sure your passport has at least six months' validity from your planned date of return to Australia. Carry extra passport photos in case your passport is lost or stolen and you need to replace it while you're away.

5. Check with health professionals for information on recommended vaccinations and other health precautions. Remember that vaccinations can be an entry requirement for some countries. Also find out about taking medication overseas - certain medicines aren't allowed in some countries. 

Visit the Australian Government's website for more top travel tips.