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AUSTRALIA Training Program By: Kathleen Degnon & Ali Reed
Six States and Territories West Australia Northern Territory Queensland South Australia Victoria New South Whales CULTURAL PROFILE Most of the country’s land and surrounding waters are protected by environmental legislature.
WEATHER AND BIODIVERSITY Flipped seasons: Warmer months occur during Christmas season. Cooler months occur mid year. Wide Variety of Biodiversity: Deserts Mountains Beaches
Developed Country Ranked third in the world GDP: billion Unemployment rate: 5.2% Very similar to government in the USA and United Kingdom Has a parliament like the UK Has a constitution like the USA ECONOMY AND GOVERNMENT Economic Standing Government
WHAT TO BRING Passport Visa School documents Medicines Power converter Camera Casual outfits Swim suits Rain jacket Conservative dark business suites and ties Suites, dresses, or blouse and skirt Clothes to Bring Business Attire Comfortable walking shoes Flip flops
SURVIVING AUSTRALIA Dial 000 from any phone for emergencies Internet access available everywhere Australian dollar (A$) Credit/debit cards widely accepted Business hours
COMMUNICATING IN AUSTRALIA English Maintain good eye contact Stand an arm’s length away Be punctual Be polite Wait in lines
CULTURAL DIMENSIONS Low Power Distance (36) Equal rights Informal, direct and participative communication Privileges and status symbols frowned upon
CULTURAL DIMENSIONS Highly Individualistic (90) Value personal freedoms Individuals look after themselves and immediate family Self-reliant employees
CULTURAL DIMENSIONS High Masculinity (61) Don’t show emotions or talk about problems “Winner takes all” mentality “Mateship” When riding in a taxi, it is customary for a male to sit in the front with the drive. Women travelling alone should sit in the back left passenger seat of the car.
CULTURAL DIMENSIONS Uncertainty Avoidance (51) Low stress atmosphere What is different is curious Not opposed to taking risks Acceptance of new ideas
CULTURAL DIMENSIONS Short Term Orientation (31) Quick results Status isn’t an issue in relationships Business statements issues on quarterly basis
Use proper greetings. Be polite, timely, use proper table etiquette. Remember important holidays. I.E: Anzac Day or NAIDOC Week Use titles. Discuss your personal wealth. Discuss private, personal issues. DO’S AND DON’TS Do Don’t