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Could you make a good living in Australia Without a college degree?

Asked by sethmedia (80points) September 28th, 2008

Hypothetically, if I was 18 and wanted to just run off to australia and make a good living and have a decent appartment and a fun life style how could I do it?

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blastfamy's avatar

Define fun lifestyle… hypothetically.

sethmedia's avatar

Decent Job, decent ammount of money, enough to have car and start a famliy

fireside's avatar

It’s tough to say without knowing your skill sets, but assuming you have enough money to get there and get and apartment so that you’re not looking for a job while homeless if you have a good work ethic, you can probably have a decent life.

Some job possibilities:
Personal Trainer
Tour Guide (though the lack of accent and knowledge of the area would be a definite disadvantage)
Customer Service

gailcalled's avatar

I would suggest that you get some more education, either here or there.

sethmedia's avatar

Does Australia have decent or good colleges? Any christian colleges?

blastfamy's avatar

If you have a highly lucrative skill, you may be able to exploit that…

I don’t know about Australian colleges, but I would imagine that honing in on a local trade-school (here/there) would be of advantage.

gailcalled's avatar

It is a country so enormous that it is a separate continent. Use your google skills. (Oops. I see that fireside has done it for you.)

Tantigirl's avatar

What you refer to as a college in USA, is not the same as college in Australia. Working there without a degree is the same as working in USA without a degree. You may luck into a job where you can afford a great apartment (which aussies call “flats” by the way), or you may be able to get a cheap apartment.

You can’t just decide to go to Australia and get a job. It is just like an aussie going to USA to work. You would have to apply for a work permit. In order to get one, you would have to prove that you have skills that cannot be found elsewhere in australians. You would have to provide credentials, and then some. You would have to prove that the job you want cannot be done as well, if not better, by an aussie.

So to answer your question, no, a non-australian could not simply come into the country with, or without a college degree, and make a good living. There are a lot of hoops to jump through and red tape to cut through before you could even hope to do this, even with a college degree. You have to be able to offer something that nobody else can, and prove it.

dimitri685's avatar

If you have relatives then live in AUS for five years and get the citizenship. That’s how my parents did it

If not, then the legal option would be to get a job that is sought after in Australia, like medical and IT sectors, which would take atleast 4 years to get a degree for and apply for a work permit etc.

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