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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2010
australia the education destination | 2 9 australian state profiles Universities – expertise in teaching and research Queensland has nine world-class universities in the capital, Brisbane and throughout the state. Students are assured a quality university education with state-of-the-art technology, highly qualified lecturers and modern facilities. The Queensland universities are: Australian Catholic University; Bond University; Central Queensland University; Griffith 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 fields 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, finding 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 certificate, 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. with the great barrier reef and ancient rainforests in the north of the state, students have access to fascinating research opportunities. queensland continues page 32
The Education Destination
Australia The Education Destination 2011