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The Education Destination : The Education Destination
World-class education Queensland offers world-class education that is recognised both nationally and internationally. It has education at all levels from primary school to postgraduate degrees and English language courses. You’ll fi nd high quality education institutions throughout the state, specialising in certain research and subject areas. Around 76,000 international students are enrolled in institutions across Queensland. Students come from all over the world with the largest numbers from China, Korea, India, Japan, Taiwan, Brazil, the United States, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Thailand. Universities – expertise in teaching and research Queensland has nine world-class universities in the capital, Brisbane and throughout the state. Students are assured of a quality university education with state-of-the-art technology, highly qualifi ed lecturers and modern facilities. The Queensland universities are: Australian Catholic University; Bond University; Central Queensland University; Griffi th University; James Cook University; Queensland University of Technology; University of Queensland; University of Southern Queensland; and University of the Sunshine Coast. All Queensland universities are involved in teaching and research with some featuring in medical breakthroughs and groundbreaking research. The strengths of Queensland universities include fi elds such as the creative industries, biotechnology, medical research, marine science, environmental science, tourism and hospitality. Universities have a wide range of support services for students. About 26,000 international students are enrolled at Queensland universities. You can get help with settling into university life, English language skills, study skills, fi nding accommodation and getting a job. The universities also provide social events through their International Offices and other clubs. In addition, there are sports facilities, cultural societies, religious facilities and a range of cuisines on campus. With the Great Barrier Reef and ancient rainforests in the north of the state, students have access to fascinating research opportunities. Queensland’s high level of tourism also provides students with the chance to study and participate in a renowned tourist destination. Vocational institutes – industry-linked courses Vocational courses are highly regarded in the workforce and offer a practical alternative to university. Students can choose from a wide range of courses taught by industry-experienced teachers in small classes. You can study a certifi cate, diploma or advanced diploma. A vocational course can also be a stepping stone to university – you may be able to link your advanced diploma into credit for a university degree. Queensland has government and private vocational institutes. The government-run TAFE Queensland offers 800 programs through 100 campuses across the state. TAFE offers exceptional training facilities and enables Australia: The Education Destination Left: Sitting along the river, Brisbane embraces the laidback lifestyle with many beautiful parks, bike paths and outdoor facilities. Image courtesy of Tourism Queensland. Top: With the Great Barrier Reef and ancient rainforests in the north of the state, students have access to fascinating research opportunities. Image courtesy of Tourism Queensland. > Above: Queensland is a top tourist destination which can provide hands-on experience for hospitality, travel and tourism students. Image courtesy of Tourism Queensland. 45 QUEENSLAND
Australia The Education Destination 2010