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Why Australia: Talent

“If we did not have this fantastic facility in Australia, and their staff available to help us, we would simply not have been able to complete this project.”
Mike Lawrence, Associate Professor, Structural Biology, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

Australia’s multilingual workforce is one of the most educated in the world. Investors can access highly skilled, innovative workers who are familiar with western and Asian cultures. Australia’s education system is recognised as world leading, ranking in the global top 10 in 2012.

Australian universities are world-class, attracting students from across the globe and producing great research outcomes.
The country ranks well in attracting and retaining highly skilled workers. The lifestyle and quality of life make Australia an attractive destination for expatriate executives.

Talent credentials

  • Australia’s secondary education enrolment rate is the highest in the world (World Economic Forum’s 2012-13 Global Competitiveness Report)
  • More than one-third of Australia’s workforce holds a tertiary qualification
  • Nearly two per cent of the population has a PhD, ranking Australia ninth in the OECD
  • More than one million Australians speak a European language and more than two million speak an Asian language at home (Australian Bureau of Statistics 2011 Census)

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