Australia is among the top 10 countries having the best education systems, according to various global evaluations. The 2020 US News & World Report “Best Countries” analysis listed Australia in 7th place for high quality education, while the 2019 Legatum Institute Prosperity Index declared Australia as the 9th best country for education. Australian cities are also some of the best places for international students to study abroad, which reflects the excellent global reputation of Australia’s educational institutions. For example, the 2019 QS Best Student Cities report considered Melbourne 3rd, Sydney 9th, Brisbane 22nd, Canberra 23rd, Adelaide 26th, and Perth 41st in terms of the best destinations for international students to study overseas.
Children living in Australia receive a world-class primary and secondary education, while adults can enhance their career options at Australia’s highly-rated universities and vocational schools. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) Better Life Index (2017) states, “Australians can expect to go through 21 years of education between the ages of 5 and 39, more than the OECD average of 17.2 years and the highest level in the OECD.” In regards to the OECD’s Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), the Better Life Index (2017) reports “The average student in Australia scored 502 in reading literacy, maths and sciences, above the OECD average of 486.” Additionally, the OECD (2017) declares, “In Australia, 81% of adults aged 25-64 have completed upper secondary education, higher than the OECD average of 78%.”
Whether you or your children attend a university or receive vocational education and training (VET) in Australia, you can expect the quality of education to be of the highest standard. For example, the 2019 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), 2019 QS World University Rankings, and the 2020 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, all agree that Australia has several of the top 100 universities in the world. When you become an Australian permanent resident, you’ll be able to access world-class educational opportunities which can open the door to Australian employment and prosperity!