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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2010
australia the education destination | 7 5 Cultural and social support English language colleges provide cultural and social support to their students. They can assist with accommodation and homestay arrangements. Some colleges have their own accommodation on campus. On arrival, you will receive an orientation to help you adjust to your time studying in Australia. Students gain so much more than improved language skills through their college. They make friends from Australia and around the world and enjoy sightseeing excursions and social activities organised by their colleges. These may include anything from barbeques and movie nights to scuba diving and skiing to Australian cultural events. Visas to suit your purposes Visitor visa If you are travelling in Australia and want to do a short English language course, then you may do so on a visitor visa. You can study for up to 12 weeks on a visitor visa. Working holiday visa A number of countries have working holiday agreements with Australia. On this visa, you can study, work and travel. You can study for up to 17 weeks on a working holiday visa. The following countries have working holiday agreements with Australia: Belgium, Canada, Chile, Republic of Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Republic of Ireland, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom and the USA. Student visas If you are studying for more than 12 weeks and you do not fit into the working holiday category, then you must apply for a student visa. There are a range of student visas dependent on the type of course you are studying. You can apply for an ELICOS visa if you are only studying an English language course. If you are studying at a secondary school, vocational institute or university, then you should apply for the appropriate visa, which will include an ELICOS component. On a student visa, you must study a full-time course of at least 20 hours a week. You can also work up to 20 hours per week. For more information on visas, please see page 70. 90 Beaufort Street, Perth,WA 6000 | F:+ 61 8 9328 1366 | Ph:+ 61 8 9328 1266 firstname.lastname@example.org | www.languagelinks.wa.edu.au Centrally located in the ‘cultural heart’ of Perth, Western Australia. Excellent Campus Facilities Quality English Courses - Study in an Australian Heritage building - Free ASDL internet and email access - Self study centre with additional study resources and Language Lab - Fully equipped student common rooms - Outdoor games and Leisure centre - Alfresco eating area - Cambridge Exam Preparation (PET/FCE/CAE/CPE and BEC) - General English (All levels - weekly intakes) - Exam preparation for IELTS (General and Academic modes) - English Teacher Training courses ( TESOL) - Study tours ( Tailor-made) Study at Language Links and gain the opportunity to complete a nationally recognised English ‘Award Course’! Supportive Student Services - Professional and friendly service - Full orientation programme - Level Assessments and individual study plans - Free further studies advice and placement - Weekly social programme including activities such as beach sports, visits to wildlife parks etc. Come and enjoy the Language Links experience! Enrol with confidence and receive the complete study package. english language study study english by the beach, in the city or the countryside at a level that suits you in one of australia’s many english language colleges. Photo credits: L to R, ACPET, Sunset Coast International English School, ACPET, Sydney Adventist College.
The Education Destination
Australia The Education Destination 2011