Australia is a stable, democratic society with a skilled workforce and a diversified, competitive economy. With a population of approximately 25 million, Australia is the only nation to govern an entire continent and is the sixth largest country in the world by land area. Australia’s multicultural society includes its indigenous peoples and migrants from many countries worldwide. Its workforce is relatively large and highly trained, with many senior managers and technical staff possessing international experience. Two thirds of Australia’s workforce has university, trade or diploma qualifications.
The Australian Government provides support to all Australian states and territories