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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2010
australia the education destination | 2 7 Working in Melbourne On an Australian student visa, you can work up to 20 hours per week in the school term and full-time in the holidays. For those students who wish to work, there are the advantages of earning money and practising English. Most universities and colleges have employment services to assist students in finding a job. Students tend to work in industries with flexible hours such as hospitality and retail. Geelong – a cosmopolitan city Geelong is the second largest city in Victoria with more than 190,000 people. Just 50 minutes from Melbourne, it is the gateway to some of Australia’s most beautiful coastline known as the Great Ocean Road. Geelong is a cosmopolitan city, as well as a haven for outdoor enthusiasts with an incredible rainforest, mountainous cliffs as well as aquatic centres and sporting venues. It is a leading centre for business and professional services, with the fastest-growing areas for jobs in health, business, tourism and hospitality. Geelong enjoys a moderate climate and in summer, its average maximum is 23° C although some days are much hotter than this. Winters are cool with a minimum of 6.6° C and a maximum of 14° C. The city provides excellence in education with primary schools, secondary colleges, TAFE institutes and one university with many campuses. It is also home to some of Australia’s leading and most famous private schools. There are plenty of courses available in Geelong at all levels. You can easily get around the state from Geelong, with a daily rail service which connects Geelong to Melbourne and the national rail system. Regular bus travel is available throughout the region and onto Melbourne. Around Victoria – relaxed lifestyle with a great education There’s more to Victoria than the cities of Melbourne and Geelong. There are study options all over the state in regional cities and towns. The historic city of Ballarat is an educational and business hub boasting a university and other colleges, as well as prestigious private schools. Many international students enjoy the quiet, relaxed lifestyle of living in a small city in the countryside. You can still enjoy cafés, restaurants and shopping but you have all the benefits of the countryside as well. Students say that living in a smaller city and attending a smaller university means getting to know more people and being involved in the local community. A number of universities have campuses around the state so you can go to a world-class university in a regional location. Tertiary institutions can be found in many regional centres including Melton, Sunbury, Ballarat, Warrnambool, Bendigo, Beechworth, Shepparton and Wodonga. Across Victoria, you’ll find a wide range of natural tourist attractions with activities such as bushwalking, skiing, rock- climbing, water sports and watching penguins. Victoria also has many cultural, social and sporting festivals and events all year round. For a state-of-the-art education in a picturesque setting with entertainment galore, Victoria really is the place to be! at vocational institutes, students may do work placements in local companies to develop their skills. australian state profiles Victorian universities Australian Catholic University – www.acu.edu.au Deakin University – www.deakin.edu.au La Trobe University – www.latrobe.edu.au Monash University – www.monash.edu.au RMIT University – www.rmit.edu.au Swinburne University of Technology – www.swinburne.edu.au University of Ballarat – www.ballarat.edu.au University of Melbourne – www.unimelb.edu.au Victoria University – www.vu.edu.au Study in Victoria – www.studymelbourne.com.au Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development – www.study.vic.gov.au victoria Photos: courtesy of Tourism Victoria.
The Education Destination
Australia The Education Destination 2011