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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2010
australia the education destination | 5 1 australian state profiles The majority of the ACT’s tertiary-level international students are enrolled in management and commerce. Society and culture is the next most popular field, followed by science, information technology and engineering. Vocational institutes for practical training Canberra is also home to vocational institutes that welcome international students. These include the Canberra Institute of Technology, the Australian International Hotel School, the Australian Business Academy and the Academy of Interactive Entertainment. The Canberra Institute of Technology, with its five campuses across Canberra, is for students who wish to gain practical qualifications for on-the-job skills. Students can study hospitality, trades and other vocational skills, while taking advantage of a practical approach, training facilities and flexible class structures. English language colleges Canberra’s institutions are experienced in meeting the needs of students who arrive with limited English language skills. Nara, a 24-year-old student from Mongolia, has plenty of praise for the atmosphere and people at his university. “My teachers and the university staff are always kind, and happy to help me with anything,” Nara says. Most of the tertiary institutions offer English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) courses. The courses include general and academic English classes, as well as specialised IELTS training. Primary and secondary schools For a small city, Canberra has a large number of schools – 93 government schools and 46 independent (private) schools. Each has its own particular advantages to offer international students. The ACT Department of Education and Training provides a range of support services for school students including pre-arrival information, intensive English language courses, interpretation services, and monitoring of academic progress. The Department employs officers responsible for international students in each government school, and multilingual officers can be contacted by students and parents 24 hours a day. School students at government schools can live with a host family registered by the Department. Most independent schools have boarding houses for their students. territory outside of class, you can enJoy canberra’s many cafes, shops, markets, cinemas, museums and art galleries. australian capital teritory JP International College, a vocational institute in Canberra, delivers premium quality training for the hospitality industry in a caring environment for international students.
The Education Destination
Australia The Education Destination 2011