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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2010
australia the education destination | 5 5 australian state profiles World-class education International students come to Australia’s southern island state for its prestigious ‘sandstone’ university, as well as for its vocational programs, secondary schools and English language colleges. International students never have to feel alone. Institution staff are approachable, encouraging and supportive. They will help you settle into your new home. University – tradition of excellence The University of Tasmania, founded in 1890, caters for nearly 20,000 students across two campuses in Hobart and Launceston. Around 2000 of these students come from more than 70 countries, with the highest numbers from Malaysia, Singapore, the USA, Korea, Thailand, China and India. The university has a proud tradition of excellence with well- designed courses aimed at practical professional preparation, computer labs with high-speed internet accessible 24 hours, an excellent library network and well-equipped laboratories. The University of Tasmania ranks in Australia’s top 10 for teaching and research and it has around 20 centres of research excellence. The university’s niche specialties include environmental management and ecotourism, aquaculture and biomedical science. It also incorporates the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music and the specialised Australian Maritime College – an international provider of maritime training, education and research. Vocational institutes – real-world skills Many international students have discovered Australia’s excellent vocational education system. Tasmania has public (government) and private vocational institutes offering hundreds of courses. While the public institutes tend to provide a wide range of subjects, some of the private institutes focus on a particular business field such as intercultural studies and beauty therapy. Tasmania has streamlined its public vocational sector. One of its three flagship multi-campus institutions is the Tasmanian Polytechnic, formerly TAFE, which concentrates on practical, vocational learning. The Polytechnic is designed to provide internationally-recognised vocational education focusing on real skills for the real world. The Polytechnic offers advanced diploma, diploma and certificate levels, and has an English tourists visit tasmania for its extraordinary natural environment, wildlife and colonial history. much of its unique landscape is now world heritage-listed. tasmania
The Education Destination
Australia The Education Destination 2011