Having Fun in Australia on a Working Holiday Visa

Are you itching for a change in your life…do you long to do something different and find new experiences? Love to travel, explore the world and save money while you’re at it?! If that sounds too good to be true, it’s entirely possible with a Working Holiday Visa in Australia!

The Australian Working Holiday Visa offers unique real-life experiences, and is a great way to merge your vacation and work.  This visa is open to those who are above 18 years old and below 30, and want to study, work, and have fun. The Australian Government has signed international reciprocal agreements to this effect with some specific countries, and the main purpose of this is to promote tourism and encourage cultural interactions between the two countries. You can work for up to a year, finance yourself and have a vacation in the country….while having enough savings left over to continue your vacation at the end of the year!

There are a few restrictions to keep in mind while on this visa. You can study for a maximum of 17 weeks only, which means that you can attend only language courses and not vocational courses or university courses which last longer than this duration. You can work full time, but may not work longer than 6 months for the same employer, which means that you must switch jobs. This visa can be used once, for a period of 12 months, and may be extended for another year subject to certain conditions.

Australia is a beautiful country with a high standard of living and an enviable lifestyle. Australians are friendly and relaxed and generally enjoy a wonderful work-life balance. The country attracts dedicated workers from all over the world due to its very favorable work climate. The Australian economy has boomed in the past decade and left the recession far behind. There are plenty of jobs available in Australia, and wages are on par with the best in the world. The Australian government welcomes tourists and the country ranks very high on the lists of popular tourist destinations worldwide.

Some major career options in Australia include IT, healthcare, finance, engineering, arts and business, but it is quite easy to get temporary jobs that pay surprisingly well and do not require much skill, such as bartending, or even picking apples! At present there is a huge demand for skilled healthcare professionals in the country, particularly in nursing, and experienced nurses are much welcomed here so that the shortage of personnel in this sector can be filled. Visa formalities are minimal and very quick as a result.

The working holiday visa is a unique opportunity for students and professionals alike, who can work and enjoy themselves while sampling the delights the country has to offer. Get started on your Australian adventure soon- it may be the best decision of your life!

Also check out the Working Holiday Visa Holders Courses with IHNA which offers specialized Nursing and Healthcare programs in Australia.

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