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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2010
32 | australia the education destination Queensland has government and private vocational institutes. The government-run TAFE Queensland offers around 800 programs through 100 campuses across the state. TAFE has exceptional training facilities, enabling students to gain practical hands-on experience in commercial businesses and access the latest computers and facilities to help research and prepare their assignments. Private vocational institutes in Queensland have an array of study options from aviation to information technology to tourism. Some private institutes focus on a specific business area such as hospitality. At vocational institutes, you learn on the equipment and programs used within the industry. For example, in a commercial cooking course, you will use the same type of equipment as in a professional kitchen. Many courses have industry placements as part of their curriculum so you will work within a company in Queensland. For example, if you are studying childcare, you may work in a childcare centre or pre-school. It means that when you graduate, you already have hands-on experience and you are job-ready. If you want to study hospitality, travel or tourism, Queensland has unique benefits. As a top tourist destination, it attracts visitors from around Australia and around the world. Through your course, you will gain first-hand experience of working in a busy industry which caters to customers from all nationalities. In your spare time, you can also enjoy these tourist sights and services yourself! More than 20,000 students from around the world are studying at Queensland vocational institutes. The institutes provide specialised support for international students including orientation, English language assistance, skills for studying and finding accommodation. Most institutes have a range of sports and social events in which students can become involved. English language colleges Studying English in Queensland is a popular choice for international students. Each year, more than 25,000 students learn English through a Queensland university, vocational institute or private college. You can study at a range of locations across the state and choose from a variety of courses including general English and English for academic purposes. Courses are at levels from beginner to advanced and have flexible starting times to suit your needs. English language colleges have modern facilities and libraries with English texts, DVDs, audio and computer programs for your use. Teachers are friendly and supportive, and qualified in teaching students from a range of countries. australian state profiles queenslanders make the most of their great climate and enJoy outdoor activities like sailing, golf and swimming. queensland
The Education Destination
Australia The Education Destination 2011