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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2010
australia the education destination | 7 Unlike in many other countries, Australia’s education system is regulated and monitored by the government and industry bodies. 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 fulfil 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 financial 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 office or dedicated counsellor to provide students with study support services and welfare- related services. Universities 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 qualification courses, usually in association with a university. Australian universities have a strong international reputation. They are renowned for leading-edge research in many fields 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 200,000 international students were studying at Australian universities in 2009. the system has flexible pathways so you can move easily from one level of study to the next. Photo credits L to R first row: Tourism QLD, South Australian Tourism Commission. Second row : University of Western Sydney, Blackfriars Priory School, ACPET.
The Education Destination
Australia The Education Destination 2011