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The Education Destination : The Education Destination
Contents Introduction 5 7 Foreword, Australian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Education, The Honourable Julia Gillard MP Foreword, Australian Minister for Trade, The Honourable Simon Crean MP About Australian education 8 12 16 Linking countries through educational relationships, Tim Harcourt, Chief Economist, Australian Trade Commission Quality education at every level Private education providers: Creating futures Australian state profiles 20 New South Wales 32 44 56 63 Victoria Queensland Western Australia Australian Capital Territory Published by Stroudgate Pty Ltd Suite 13, 22–30 Franklin Street Manuka Arcade Manuka ACT 2603 Australia Tel: + 61 (2) 6260 6288 Fax: + 61 (2) 6260 8122 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.stroudgate.net © Stroudgate 2009. All rights reserved. CEO and Publisher: Bruce Adams Editor: Petronella Nicholson Design: Natalie Opie Design assistance: Julia Paez Administration: Katrina Gee Contributing writers: Alice Allan, Stephen Bisset, Kathy Purcell, Margaret-Ann Williams and Elizabeth Roberts-Wright. Acknowledgements The Publisher would like to thank the following: the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations; the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade; the Delegation of the European Commission to Australia and New Zealand; IELTS Australia; the Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET); and the Migration Institute of Australia. 2 Stories from experience Alice Allan The background of our writers If you want to understand what it is like to study in Australia, then read this book. The articles are by writers who have been to universities or vocational institutes across Australia. These writers share their insights of student life from around the country. Alice Allan studied in Australia’s capital city, Canberra, at the Australian National University. She graduated with Honours in Asian Studies (Bachelor of Arts) and then undertook a Diploma in TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages). Alice has worked with English language students both in Australia and overseas. She is currently working with the ABC, Australia’s public radio and television broadcaster. INTRODUCTION
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