AVETA’s campus is located right in the heart of Melbourne city, which is the capital of the state of Victoria. Melbourne is a vibrant city with an enviable reputation for its healthy living environment, cultural and recreational facilities, safety, business capabilities and efficient infrastructure. People in Melbourne are friendly and open. Melbourne enjoys the benefits of a free and stable democracy.
Here is a snapshot of Melbourne
The City of Melbourne provides a leading standard of education for local and international students and has the largest number of international students in Australia. This reflects the high quality of education systems recognized internationally. Victoria has more than 30 tertiary institutions, teaching more than 70,000 students. Of all students studying in the city, 25 percent also live here. Students in the city benefit from the numerous facilities available, the culturally diverse population, the easily accessible transport and the variety of activities that keep the city continuously alive and buzzing.
Living costs and tuition fees are affordable and the availability of employment is high. Melbourne is consistently ranked as the “World’s Most Liveable City”. This data is derived from independent assessments conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) based in London. The assessments are based on factors such as safety, culture, environment, education, recreation, infrastructure and climate. Melbourne is rated internationally as a safe city according to the World Health Organization. It was the first Australian capital city to be accredited as a safe community and the third major city internationally to be recognized as such.
With a population of more than 4 million people, Melbourne is an inclusive multicultural society, with over 140 nationalities from all over the globe. Students can confidently expect to form connections and networks with people from their own cultural background. Melbourne is a vibrant and dynamic city spread over a vast geographic area.Mountains, beaches, bayside suburbs and ski resorts are prominent.There are superb national parks and idyllic gardens. Melbourne is rich in the arts and culture. The climate is temperate with four distinct seasons. A standing joke in Australia is that Melbourne can experience four seasons in the same day!
Melbourne is also famous for its food and restaurants as well as shopping precincts and sporting events. Melbourne is regarded as Australia’s sporting capital city where Australian Rules Football is almost a religion. It hosts a vast array of international sports including cricket, tennis, football and the Grand Prix. In 2006, it hosted the Commonwealth Games.
For more information visit www.melbourne.vic.gov.au or www.visitvictoria.com
For more information about studying in Australia, please visit www.studiesinaustralia.com
For more information about Australian living standards, please visit www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/english/live-in-australia/living-costs