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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2010
48 | australia the education destination many individuals choose to combine 12-weeks (or less) of English language study with an exciting holiday or short- term work. Unlike universities, colleges and schools, English language providers have numerous enrolment dates during the year. This means that you can find convenient times to start your course. English language colleges often organise social events and sight-seeing for their students. Primary and secondary schools WA has both government and non-government (private) primary and secondary schools. Most government schools are co-educational and non-government schools are either boys only, girls only, or co-educational. Some private schools also offer boarding facilities. All of the schools boast world-class educational facilities, which provide an ideal environment to achieve academic success, enable greater understanding, gain a wide variety of skills, and develop lasting friendships. All schools have a strong focus on the health and fitness of their students and provide excellent recreational facilities and co-curricular programs. Your child’s religion and any dietary requirements will also be respected and catered for. Living and working in Perth One of the first things you will notice about Perth is its cultural diversity. People of more than 200 different nationalities live, work and study in WA, speak over 170 languages and practice over 100 religions. So no matter where you come from – you’ll always feel welcome and respected. There are many places of worship and a wide range of venues (both on and off campus) that cater for specific religious and dietary requirements. Many nationalities have formed cultural groups for local and international members to socialise and connect with other people with similar interests and backgrounds. As a student, you always need a bit of extra cash! If you are on a student visa, you can work part-time for up to 20 hours per week (and up to 40 hours per week during semester break). This allows you to earn some spending money and become an active member of the community. If you’re not a people of more than 200 different nationalities live, work and study in wa, speak over 170 languages and practice over 100 religions. australian state profiles western australia
The Education Destination
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