DEAR FUTURE AUSTRALIAN STUDENTS, THERE IS A HUGE AUSTRALIA BEYOND SYDNEY.
It is difficult to comprehend the fact that why most of the future Australian students (having intention to migrate) see Sydney as the best destination, or the only destination, to acquire quality education, better jobs and eventually a better quality of life in all over Australia. The recent development in the scenarios of International students and graduates drifting away from Sydney to lesser states strongly suggests that there are few significant changes in circumstances in Sydney, which has led to a smell of some sort of hostility being created by the City or the New South Wales (NSW) state as a whole. Mostly, this diverging population is the effect of the difficulty in Permanent Residency and job placement probability after completing the education.
If you are beginning the process to fly down under sometime soon, i am giving you 4 strong reasons to choose other cities over Sydney for a safer and a more probable chances of Getting Permanent Residency (PR), although there are few other reasons to choose other cities over Sydney at this moment and in near future.
1.Permanent Residency (PR)
The recent turn of events shows that the points required for PR is climbing steadily upwards in all over Australia. If you at all understand the point system, for example, the requirement for a professional accounting graduate has shot up to 75-80 points as compared to a mere 60-65 points in just about 2 years’ time. Now living in Sydney makes this situation worse because the NSW State also demands similar points to nominate for the PR because of higher number of applications.
However, the state nomination (190 visa) for PR in other states has much easier requirements given the fact that you have studied an lived in that particular state. The current popular states in this scenario are Australian Capital Territory (Canberra), Tasmania (Hobart) and Northern Territory (Darwin). (Consult with a registered migration agent for the details on the requirements of different states). Therefore, it is pretty visible and evident that PR process has become comparatively tougher in the recent years and it is going to get more difficult in future if you are applying it from Sydney.
2.Opportunities Vs. Competition
This is very easy to understand. The most populated state in Australia is New South Wales. It also has, therefore, a larger number of institutions and therefore a higher number of graduates being produced throughout the year. I am not at all saying that you will not get a job in Sydney after your studies. But precedence strongly suggests that the education related job probability is quite low. However, other states having lesser population could provide you with better chances of getting a job in the field of your expertise. Again, nothing is guaranteed though. I am talking here in terms of probability.
3. Living Expenses
If you simply Google about the comparative Living expenses of other cities to Sydney, you will easily know that Sydney is arguably the most expensive city to live in, in all over Australia. Be it the Transport expense, Taxes, rental expense or food, you name it.
The basic wages set by the government being the same all over Australia, there is a higher chance that you end up spending much lesser in other cities and have a happier bank balance at the end of the year. Therefore, any sort of sycophancy towards Sydney at this point in time does not hold too much water inside it.
4.Quality of Life
Now this topic could be debatable. However, I am only trying to present a perspective here. Quality of life is mainly gauged through the degree of positivity or negativity in different features of an average life. These features primarily involve Education, Health, Wealth, Family and Finance among others. Again the whole perspective that quality of life could be better elsewhere (away from Sydney) stems from the fact that Sydney is getting overpopulated in comparison to other states. Therefore all the features mentioned above will have more takers here and hence competition grows. On the other hand other smaller states are asking for skilled people to come and work for them because of the lack in their workforce. Thus the chances to grow positivity in all life features have more possibility in other states eventually leading towards a better quality of life.
To sum up, it is extremely essential for future international students to research one the opportunities this huge country has to provide beyond Sydney. Being foresighted at the very beginning of this arduous journey will only benefit you. Therefore, before you press that apply button, use the boon in the form of internet to study Australia as a massive piece of land, which also includes Sydney.
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Disclaimer: This information is for guide purposes only and you need to take an expert advice for your individual circumstances.
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