10 Reasons why Australia is a great place for Civil Engineers


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Here are 10 reasons to move to Australia if you are a Civil Engineer or a Construction Professional:

Reason One

According to the United Nations, Australia is the second-best country in the world to live, due to its excellent quality of life index. The UN establishes a qualification, also known as the Human Development Index, based on an annual survey of social progress and economic indexes of the 187 countries. Australia is on top because it has great access to education, high life expectation and socioeconomic well-being.

Reason Two

Australia is also the second happiest country in the world. The famous and well-recognised journal “The Wall Street Journal” gave this title to Australia after analysing eleven welfare variables used by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) that created the Better Life Index.

Australia has high values in all variables assigned by the index: employment, income, housing, community, education, work-personal balance, environment, citizen participation, health, life satisfaction and safety.

Reason Three

It is well-known that Australia has an active economy that has been strengthened over the last decades. International commerce is orientated to the fabrication of high-value products and services. It has a skilled workforce, the socio-political backing of democratic institutions, social harmony and a lifestyle that is an example throughout the world.

Reason Four

The visa approval process of the qualified migration program takes, on average, 18 months, which is considered fast compared to other countries. For the practice of several occupations in Australia, a professional validation prior to the granting of the visa is required, which facilitates the insertion in the local labour market.

Reason Five

The Australian educational level is recognized worldwide for its excellent quality. This gives credit to the high proportion of foreigners who make up the student population of Australian universities, who represent more than 10% of the total number of students enrolled in these institutions.

Reason Six

Since its founding, Australia has been a nation of immigrants and has become a tolerant and multicultural society, with an absolute rejection of racial discrimination.

Reason Seven

Australia is considered one of the safest countries on the planet. It has low levels of crime and efficient police forces. In general, Australian citizens feel proud of the peaceful society in which they live.

Reason Eight

The Australian climate is quite tolerable. It varies according to the different regions. While the North is tropical, the South has seasons. Winters are mild compared to North America and Europe.

Reason Nine

Australia has one of the lowest population density levels per square kilometre in the world. For this reason, there is a need to populate the country to ensure the subsistence of the economic system and social security.

Reason Ten

The Australian lifestyle favours the enjoyment of free time with family, friends, sports and contact with nature. Work is a fundamental value of society but must be accompanied by the necessary time for rest and recreational activities.

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