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The Education Destination : The Education Destination
The Australian academic year The academic year runs from February to December with a long summer holiday break over December and January. Universities and vocational institutes tend to have two semesters with exams at the end of each semester and a holiday break between semesters. Schools tend to have four semesters with two to three week holiday breaks. Some courses have mid-year intakes around July. English language courses run throughout the year with fl exible starting dates. A welcoming environment Left: Australian universities are renowned for their innovative courses and leading-edge research. Image courtesy of RMIT University. Photographer Margund Sallowsky. Above: Australia’s education system is regulated and monitored by the government and industry bodies. Australia has been welcoming international students to its institutions for a number of decades. It has a history of international education which continues today with its multicultural campuses, international teaching staff and global outlook. International students will feel welcome on Australian campuses. Students create links and friendships from around the world. You can rely on the quality of the education system because institutions and courses must meet Australian Government standards. As a society, Australia is highly multicultural with migrants and visitors from all parts of the globe living together harmoniously. You can practise your own religion, enjoy eating your national cuisine and speak your own language with others of the same background. Australia is a safe, friendly country with a democratic government. With its excellent education system, great lifestyle, welcoming society and beautiful natural environment, it is a perfect study destination. ¦ Australia: The Education Destination 15 ABOUT AUSTRALIAN EDUCATION
Australia The Education Destination 2010