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The Education Destination : The Education Destination
Unlike in many other countries, Australia’s education system is regulated and monitored by the government and industry bodies. No matter which institution you choose, you can be confi dent that you’ll receive an excellent education. Both public and private institutions are regularly monitored for quality. Supporting international students International students are welcomed and supported in Australian institutions. Australia provides some of the world’s most rigorous consumer protection arrangements for international students through a legislative framework known as the Education Services for Overseas Students Act (ESOS). Under the ESOS Act, institutions that wish to offer courses to international students have to first fulfi l the criteria for registration on the Commonwealth (Australian) Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). Registered providers must meet standards for marketing activities, education delivery, facilities and student support services. The ESOS Act has a strong focus on tuition and fi nancial assurance and provides for compliance monitoring of education institutions. Australian institutions are required to support international students in adjusting to study and life in Australia. Institutions have an international offi ce or dedicated counsellor that provides students with study support services and welfare-related services. Universities Australian universities are established by law and have the authority to accredit their own courses. Higher education institutions are monitored by the Australian Universities Quality Agency (AUQA), an independent national body set up to monitor, audit and report on quality assurance in the sector. Australia boasts 40 world-class universities, as well as a small number of specialist higher education institutions. Some 100 other institutions are accredited by state and territory governments to deliver specific higher education qualifi cation courses, usually in association with a university. Top left: Australia has a high quality education system with experienced teachers, innovative courses, advanced facilities and excellent support services. Top: Schools focus on academic achievement balanced with a range of co-curricular, sporting and social activities. Image courtesy Newington College, Sydney, NSW. Above: When you study a vocational course, you will learn on the equipment used by the industry. Image courtesy of William Angliss Institute, Melbourne, Victoria. Australia: The Education Destination Australian universities have a strong international reputation. They are renowned for leading-edge research in many fi elds and have nearly 4500 agreements with universities in about 100 countries. Australia’s major universities rank highly on the international stage and are listed on many of the world university rankings. At an Australian university, you will have access to technologically advanced facilities, expert lecturers and tutors and a high standard of education. Facilities include computer labs, extensive libraries, state-of- the-art research centres and laboratories, as well as sporting, social and cultural facilities. You can study an undergraduate or postgraduate program. Postgraduate programs may be completed by research or coursework. More than 182,000 international students were studying at Australian universities in 2008. > 13 ABOUT AUSTRALIAN EDUCATION
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