Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Why choose Australia?

Why choose Australia as the preferred overseas study destination?

Australia now has over 200 000 international students from over 140 countries around the world enrolled in any given year over a wide range of disciplines and at every level of education, from short-term English courses through to post-doctoral research.


What Types of Education Can You Study in Australia?

Senior Secondary Education: Most international students enter the Australian school system in the final two years of high school, Years 11 and 12. Successful completion of these two years prepares students for further study at technical institutes or universities in Australia.


Australia offers English language training at institutions located across the country. Some are private English colleges; others are attached to Government-funded technical institutions and universities. Most of the institutions featured on this site are NEAS (National English Accreditation System) accredited.


This is a guarantee of quality, both of the English courses offered and the services and facilities available to students.



Australian universities offer a world-class education across all disciplines and a full range of academic awards from Bachelor degrees to Doctorates and post-doctoral research. There are 40 universities, 38 public and two private. They have between them 180 campuses, most in the capital cities and suburbs, some in big regional cities.


The Masters of Business Administration (MBA) has become the graduate degree of choice, for ambitious executives wanting to improve their qualifications, or for students progressing directly from an undergraduate qualification wishing to add to their career prospects


Vocational Education and Training (VET)

A wide range of career training options is available to students at private Vocational Education and Training (VET) colleges. Typically they offer courses from Certificate to Diploma level, providing a practical 'hands-on' approach to teaching. Many VET providers offer pathways to study at Australian universities.


Technical and Further Education (TAFE)

Technical and Further Education (TAFE) is the Australian Government-funded vocational and technical training sector, and provides a very strong practical focus. Many teachers are employed in the field they teach, bringing the latest professional and technical expertise to the classroom. Almost all TAFE institutes offer pathways to study at Australian universities.


Foundation Studies and Bridging Programs

For international students, Foundation Studies courses and Bridging Programs provide an ideal pathway to undergraduate study at universities in Australia. Foundation Studies courses were introduced to meet the needs of overseas students from different countries and educational backgrounds.


Study Abroad and Exchange

Australia is a popular destination for Study Abroad and Exchange students, mainly from Europe and North America. Students come for single or (often extended to) double semester (full year) programs, gaining academic credit toward their degrees back home.


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