Living in Australia

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Coming to live in a new country and adapting to a new culture are experiences that you must be very excited and enthusiastic about.
 
Don’t worry – Scots is are always here to help you overcome those challenges to get you involved in the  Australian lifestyle.
 
1. Life at Scots
 
We will have students from over 50 nations with various social and religious backgrounds, and we are waiting for you to become a part of our community.
 
Our student population is the centre of everything we do College. Therefore, we take pride to deliver the best experiences to you.
  • Food and shops
    You can get everything you need right close to Scots English College (Scots), from grabbing a cup of take-away coffee in the morning to a late-night supper.
    Need student essentials? You can find learning equipment and IT access on campus. Also, York Street has an abundance of food stores for snacks, books, bus tickets and everything.  Furthermore, there are numerous recreational centres and shopping malls nearby Scots, just taking several minutes of walking, where you can enjoy and relax after your studies.
  • Events and Activities
    There are loads of events which are held right in Scots campus to ignite your enthusiasm. Scots will let you know what there activities are on campus and on emails… check them out every week!
  • Student Support
    You will certainly feel like home during your study here. Our Student Support Team will give you the best advice on both academic and student life aspects. For any details of our student support and how to book an appointment with our advisors, please email us at Contact Us.

 

 

 

2. Working in Australia
 
Part–time job opportunities
 
Studying and living in a foreign country is absolutely challenging to any student not only regarding lifestyle and culture but also financial issues. Therefore, numerous overseas students coming to Australia to pursue their academic and career dreams decide to take part-time jobs to both complement living expenses and accumulate work experience.
 
Students on a study visa are able to work a maximum of 40 hours every two weeks while taking courses. During any scheduled course break, students may work more hours. Nevertheless, just remember to always check the validity of your student visa before getting a paid job.
 
When living and working part-time in Australia, you are entitled the minimum wage and basic rights as full-time employees: check this out at  https://www.fairwork.gov.au/pay/minimum-wages
 
 
 
3. Things to do in Australia
 
As the largest city in Australia, Sydney is often referred as the educational and multicultural hub. According to a Mercer 2015 Quality of Living Survey, Sydney has been ranked as one of the most worth-living city in Australia, the only Australian cite among the top 10 most livable ones in the world. Sydney is home to 37 beaches spreading over a large area, historic landmarks, award-winning recreational centers and various cultures.
 
In Sydney, you are not only provided with the best public facilities, but also a lively social life with sightseeing, shopping, joining entertainment activities and enjoying a diverse spread of food culture here. There is an abundance of breathtaking landscapes in Sydney that you should explore and enjoy, namely The Sydney Habour, Sydney Opera House, Taronga Zoo, Darling Habour, Sydney Habour Bridge, Sydney Tower, Sydney Aquarium, Queen Victoria Building, Luna Park Sydney, and much more.
 
There is nothing more wonderful than hanging out with your friends in Sydney to enjoy cuisines in restaurants and supermarkets made up from many nationalities. Many kinds of food are available for you to choose, from Japanese, Korean to Vietnamese to Spanish and Moroccan. Moreover, Sydney is home to stylish fashion from luxurious brands to the mass-produced. Hardly can a person resist a day full of shopping centres and when coming to Sydney. Some famous centres for shopping and recreation that can be named here are Westfield Sydney Central Plaza, Queen Victoria Building, The Strand Arcade, Mid-City Shopping Centre, The Rocks Foodies Market.
 
Moreover, Scots also offers many Study City-Tours for students to open up opportunities for you to improve your English skills via face-to-face experience and to cultivate your knowledge of Australian people and lifestyle.
 
 
 
Useful links
 
Before kicking off your study at Scots, let’s have a glance at the following useful webpages that may be useful for you during your study at Scots in Sydney.
 
Overview of Sydney
 http://www.sydney.com/  Rich information of things to do in Sydney along with official guides of destinations, events and latest deals in Sydney
 http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/  Official information of Sydney City
 http://www.sydneyairport.com.au/  Information of Sydney Airport
 https://www.dss.gov.au  Official guides to start a new life in Australia by the Australian Government
 https://www.studyinaustralia.gov.au  Official webpage of Australian Education by the Australian Government
Transportation 
 http://www.transportnsw.info/  Transport information of Train, Bus, Ferry, Light Rail
 http://www.sydneybuses.info/  Bus service information
 http://www.sydneytrains.info/  Sydney Train information
 http://www.metrolightrail.com.au/  Sydney Light Rail : Metro Transport
 http://www.transportnsw.info/  Information of Sydney Ferry
 https://www.opal.com.au/  Information of Opal card used for public transport
 http://ptv.vic.gov.au/  Useful information of Melbourne trains, trams, buses and the ‘Myki card’
Visa and Immigration 
 http://www.border.gov.au/  Official website and available information of Department of Immigration and Border Protection
Work 
 https://www.ato.gov.au/  Official webpage of Australian Taxation Office
 http://www.seek.com.au/  The biggest Job Search site in Australia
 http://www.gumtree.com.au/  One of the best Job search or Accommodation
Travel 
 http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/  NSW Roads and Maritime Services (Driver’s Licence)
 http://www.lonelyplanet.com/  Lonely Planet Sydney Guide
 http://wikitravel.org/en/Sydney  Wiki travel guide in Sydney
 http://wikitravel.org/en/Melbourne  Wiki travel guide in Melbourne
Weather
 http://www.bom.gov.au/  Updated information of weather forecast in Australia

 

Being a safe and welcoming country with its top ranking of living standards worldwide, Australia is always a favourite destination for many students worldwide!