Australia is a land of of huge variety, unique nature and superb quality of life. It is also a fantastic place to take your CELTA course. We are delighted to offer a range of wonderful options for your CELTA course from what is almost a continent within a country. From Sydney to Perth, each of the different Australian locations has something special for you to enjoy, while at the same time getting CELTA qualified.
We take a closer look at the different Australia CELTA course locations, and why you should consider taking your CELTA course down under…
Sydney: Australia’s largest city
Sydney, Australia’s largest city with over four million people, is home to spectacular beaches, including the world famous Bondi Beach, as well as a truly iconic, colossal and extensive harbour. The heart of the city is a buzzing metropolis, filled with modern bars, international cuisine and entertainment. The city is extremely accessible, with a huge international airport providing flights to anywhere in the country and the world.
Beautiful nature is never far away from Sydney and just south of the city sits the magnificent Royal National Park, acres of untouched bushland and white cliffs by the gleaming Tasman Sea. The city is also home to several rivers and nature reserves. Meanwhile, for any sports lover, the city is choc full of different sporting arenas, including the iconic Sydney Cricket Ground. Additionally, it is the home of rugby league, boasting many of its major teams, as well many football (soccer), Australian Rules football and rugby union teams.
The Sydney centre is very well located in the heart of the city, with connections to all of Sydney’s suburbs and a short walk from the ferry terminal at Circular Quay, with its stunning and iconic views of Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Melbourne: Australia’s refined second city
Melbourne, the second largest city in Australia, is a compact and buzzing city, which easily allows you to soak up culture, check out its sporting grounds, explore the different cuisines on offer and take advantage of its nightlife.
Among the many things worth checking out are Federation Square, the city’s landmark cultural space, funky Brunswick Street, upmarket Chapel Street and the Aboriginal Heritage Walk through the Royal Botanic Gardens. Be sure to take in a sporting event at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground in the heart of the city, which incredibly holds more than 100,000 spectators.
The wider state of Victoria, of which Melbourne is the capital, is an ideal venue for lovers of arts or the great outdoors. The state is packed with both scenic and cultural attractions – from striking public spaces and state-of-the-art museums to heritage sites and rare wildlife. Some highlights include the wineries of the Yarra Valley, the chance to swim with dolphins on Mornington Peninsula and bushwalking in Gippsland’s coastal wilderness.
Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast: Idyllic locations on the west coast
Brisbane is a buzzing metropolis of just over two million, located in the north-eastern Australian state of Queensland. The riverside city is a melting pot of cultures from Asia, the Pacific, and Europe and enjoys great weather all year round, from steamy, tropical summers to dry, warm winters.
The city boasts a vibrant arts scene and night life; with a world-renowned modern art gallery, symphony orchestra, theatres and live music in bars every weekend. It’s also home to the venerable Gabba cricket ground and a number of famous rugby league, rugby union, football (soccer) and Australian rules teams.
The huge state of Queensland is an outdoor lover’s paradise, including miles of golden beaches, pristine rainforest, and the world’s largest barrier reef, with opportunities to snorkel amongst colourful fish and coral. Queensland is also home to a couple of exciting cities offering the CELTA course. The amazing surfers’ paradise of the Gold Coast as well as the relaxing and chilled-out Sunshine Coast.
Perth: Thousands of miles from another city, but perfectly self-sufficient
Situated in south-west Australia, Perth is an astonishing and flourishing city literally thousands of miles from any other major urban centre. The capital of Western Australia is renowned as one of the most affordable and liveable cities in the world, with a phenomenal quality of life. Living costs are below the Australian average, including being lower than other major Australian cities, while state of Western Australia boasts the lowest unemployment rate in the country.
Perth is a sizable cosmopolitan city (together with the historic port of Fremantle it is home to over 2 million people) and enjoys a Mediterranean climate with warm to hot dry summers and mild winters. There is an excellent public transport network of bus, train and ferry services, including some sizeable discounts for international students.
Western Australia is the powerhouse of the Australian economy too. With only 10% of the population it generates nearly 30% of the country’s export income. Perth is a thriving business community and is a global provider of minerals, energy, and food, while its educational institutions and courses are world-class, with the city home to five universities.
Adelaide: South Australian charm
A refined city of over a million people, Adelaide is the capital of South Australia. It is a well-planned, modern city with a wonderful lifestyle and has earned praise as a world-class centre for education, the arts, science and technology.
An ideal Mediterranean climate adds to its relaxed and friendly environment and its excellence in the performing and visual arts has made it the “Festival City” of Australia. Situated on the coast, Adelaide has miles of white sandy beaches just twenty to thirty minutes from its city centre, making the place ideal for surfing and swimming.
Spectacular tourist destinations easily accessible from Adelaide include the unspoilt beauty of Kangaroo Island, the major wine producing areas of the Barossa Valley, whale watching at Victor Harbor, the rugged Flinders Ranges National Park and cruising on the River Murray, Australia’s longest river, which flows through South Australia. Meanwhile, South Australia is the gateway to the Great Australian Outback and one of the world’s great train trips will take you to Alice Springs near the famous Ayers Rock and Aboriginal Carvings.
As you can see, there are plenty of great options to choose from. So, whichever Australian venue you choose for your CELTA course, you will not be disappointed! You can see all of the upcoming Australia CELTA dates here.
Apply to take the CELTA face-to-face or online via Australia today!
If you are looking to embark on an exciting career where you can teach around the world, the CELTA course via Australia is a great place to start! You can apply for the CELTA through our online form. There are no application fees and the form form usually takes five to 15 minutes to complete.
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