The Australian education and training system is recognised internationally as one of the best in the world that combines standard industry practices and training, leading to direct links to employment in Australia and overseas.

  • Melbourne provides a leading standard of education for local and international students and has the largest number of international students in Australia
  • Melbourne is a modern, vibrant and sophisticated city, perfectly suited for students who enjoy a range of lifestyle options to complement the importance of their studies
  • People in Melbourne are friendly and welcoming
  • Living costs and tuition fees are affordable and the availability of employment is high
  • With a population of more than 4 million people, Melbourne is an inclusive multicultural society, with over 140 nationalities from all over the world
  • The climate is temperate with four distinct seasons
  • Melbourne is famous for its food and restaurants as well as shopping precincts and sporting events. Melbourne hosts a vast array of international sports including cricket, tennis, football and the Grand Prix
  • Melbourne is also rich in the arts and culture


Melbourne is the world’s most liveable city, again

Read full article.

Melbourne has retained its status as the world’s most liveable city for a fourth consecutive year, outscoring three other Australian cities in the top 10. The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Index found Melbourne to be ahead of 139 other cities, with the city scoring well across a range of criteria, including health care, culture and environment, education and infrastructure. It also scored a perfect 100 points in the sub-category of sport.

The survey found that over the past six months, only nine cities of 140 surveyed had experienced changes in scores and only 20 cities had seen changes over the past year.

Over half of the changes taking place over the past 12 months have been driven by deteriorating scores, with instability re-emerging as a key factor in influencing global scores,” the report said. Premier Denis Napthine said it was great news for all of Victoria. “Our low crime rates, great health system, harmonious multicultural community, excellent education system and road and rail network all played a part in our great city taking out this coveted award again,” he said.