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The Education Destination : The Education Destination
Quality education at every level Australia offers high quality education and training at all levels, making it the first choice for many international students. International students from around the globe choose Australia for its high quality, innovative education system. It is the third most popular English-speaking education destination in the world. Australia has a wide range of education institutions offering thousands of courses. These institutions and courses must meet Australian Government standards and regulations. This means you can rely on the quality of the education system. More than 543,000 international students were enrolled in Australian schools, institutes and universities in 2008. Students know that by studying in Australia and gaining internationally recognised qualifi cations, they will create a successful career path into the future. In Australia, you can study at a level to suit your academic and career needs from school and English language programs to vocational and technical courses to undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. The education system has fl exible pathways so you can move easily from one level of study to the next. World-class education system Australia has a world-class education system that produces skilled and confi dent graduates for both the public and private sectors across the globe. Many countries, eager to develop their own systems, look to Australia for advice and policy. This strong interest stems from widespread recognition that Australian education is high quality, innovative and effective. Students in Australia benefi t from high quality courses taught by experienced lecturers. They also enjoy a lifestyle and culture that encourage personal growth and opportunity in a safe, clean environment. The Australian Government values productivity and social inclusion as essential outcomes of its education system. Quality assurance The quality of Australia’s education is guaranteed through robust and comprehensive national quality assurance frameworks. These frameworks cover qualifications, courses, governance, teachers, institutions and student protection. The Australian Qualifi cations Framework (AQF) is the foundation that links Australian school, vocational and higher education qualifi cations into a simple structure of 15 national education awards. It means that wherever you study around Australia, your course will be of the same, consistently high standard. For example, if you study a diploma of marketing in the regional city of Bendigo, you will be undertaking a program of the same standard as someone studying that diploma in the state capital of Brisbane. The AQF encourages choice of courses and levels, flexible delivery and life-long learning. It allows you to move through the education system from one qualifi cation to the next level. Students can enter and exit the system at almost any point. Within this fl exible system, you can re-enter a vocational or university course to upgrade your skills later in your career. The AQF simplifi es international comparison and recognition and contributes to the high level, quality assurance provided to students. 12 ABOUT AUSTRALIAN EDUCATION
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