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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2010
18 | australia the education destination The universities in regional cities are: Charles Sturt University; Southern Cross University; University of New England; University of Newcastle; and University of Wollongong. All universities offer a range of courses at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level, leading to internationally recognised qualifications. NSW universities are renowned for their courses and research with their centres of excellence and specialist study areas. The universities are involved in global networks of research and academic collaboration, giving you a truly world view. NSW has the oldest university in Australia – the University of Sydney – as well as many more modern university campuses, all with technologically advanced facilities. NSW universities have a strong multicultural mix with students from many diverse backgrounds. Around 63,000 international students are enrolled in NSW universities. Students come from over 160 countries, with Chinese students making up the majority, followed by India, The Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Nepal and Indonesia. NSW universities have strong support facilities for international students. Vocational institutes – skills for the global workplace NSW has a range of government and private vocational institutes offering courses that give you practical skills for the global workplace. The government TAFE (Technical and Further Education) institutes have 130 campuses across the state and there are more than 130 private vocational institutes. TAFE NSW is the largest provider of skills-based training in Australia. There are 10 TAFE institutes throughout NSW with 32 metropolitan campuses and 100 regional campuses. From the 250 courses available, you’ll find a course to meet your career goals. Some of the most popular courses include information technology, management and commerce, design and multimedia, commercial cookery, hospitality management and engineering. At both TAFE and private vocational colleges, you can study for a certificate, diploma or advanced diploma. While some private colleges offer a wide range of subject areas, others focus on a particular field (eg music production, journalism, natural medicine, sports), giving students a more in-depth approach. international students can be found studying across nsw in cities, coastal areas and regional towns in the countryside. australian state profiles academic excellence, a great lifestyle with vibrant cities and natural landscapes make nsw the perfect education destination. New South waleS
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