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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2010
australia the education destination | 1 1 Each year, more than two million students choose to study at private colleges in Australia, including more than 1.7 million Australian students, so the popularity of private education is not just appealing to international students. “Modern students want choice, flexibility and quality, and Australia’s private education sector is increasingly where those students are finding those things,” says Mr Smith. “ACPET members range from large, publicly-listed training organisations to small, niche colleges. They deliver flexible, responsive training that is driving both domestic and international growth across a range of industries.” As independent organisations, private colleges can readily adapt to the needs of industry and students. Students at Australia’s private colleges come from all walks of life, and include professionals wanting to upskill for better career opportunities, apprentices and school-leavers looking for a career in a trade, tertiary students seeking an alternative to university, and international students looking to enter the workforce with a set of job-ready skills. students benefit from a range of delivery styles including apprenticeships, traineeships, tertiary qualifications, e-learning, structured work-based learning and classroom delivery. “ACPET members are one part of Australia’s internationally admired education system, and we are tremendously proud of the contribution our members are making to the future direction of our country,” says Mr Smith. Studying in Australia: A pathway to a brighter future With 70% of international vocational education in Australia delivered by the private training sector, it is clear that private colleges are the destination of choice for students seeking to improve their job prospects by studying in Australia. The reasons for choosing private training colleges are as varied as the courses on offer. Private providers offer accredited courses across a wide range of industries, including niche courses targeted to specific industry needs. A common theme, though, is private education’s ability to improve a student’s prospects of achieving their career goals. “Private providers employ experienced, industry-aware teaching staff committed to promoting a culture of achievement and to strengthening their chosen industries,” says Mr Smith. “Since many teaching staff at private colleges also work actively in the fields they teach, they are inherently aware of changes in market forces across all industries and quick to reflect such developments in their curriculum. Andrew Smith, ACPET Chief Executive Officer
The Education Destination
Australia The Education Destination 2011