Australia officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. It is the world's sixth-largest country by total area. Neighboring countries include Indonesia, East Timor and Papua New Guinea to the north; the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and New Caledonia to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east.
High Quality of Education
Australia places a lot of importance on education, ensuring that high standards are maintained through rigorous quality controls. the excellent education system with a wide variety of courses and degrees, quality of scientific research, variety of specialist institutions and the innovative teaching and learning styles make Australia one of the best country to study.
Australia is a wealthy country with a market economy, a relatively high GDP per capita, and a relatively low rate of poverty. Ranked third in the Index of Economic Freedom (2010),  Australia is the world's twelfth largest economy and has the fifth highest per capita GDP (nominal) at $66,984. The country was ranked second in the United Nations 2011 Human Development Index and first in Legatum's 2008 Prosperity Index. All of Australia's major cities fare well in global comparative livability surveys; Melbourne reached first place on The Economist's 2011 and 2012 world's most livable cities lists, followed by Sydney, Perth, and Adelaide in sixth, eighth, and ninth place respectively.
Work while you study
In certain cases international students may typically work on campus for up to 20 hours per week while school is in session. Full time employment is allowed during breaks and vacation periods.
Australia has the fourth highest life expectancy in the world after Iceland, Japan and Hong Kong. Life expectancy in Australia in 2010 was 79.5 years for males and 84.0 years for females. Australia has the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, while cigarette smoking is the largest preventable cause of death and disease, responsible for 7.8% of the total mortality and disease. Ranked second in preventable causes is hypertension at 7.6%, with obesity third at 7.5%. Australia ranks 35th in the world and near the top of developed nations for its proportion of obese adults.