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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2011
4 Australia – The Education Destination AcAdemies AustrAlAsiA 1908: more than a centenary of experience Academies Australasia Group Limited has been operating for more than 100 years. It has a long and successful experience in education – going back longer than 50 years when Clarendon Business College first began operating on Sydney’s North Shore. stock exchange listing It was listed on the Australian Stock Exchange more than 30 years ago. Public-listed status means that, apart from having to meet the well- regarded and carefully supervised standards of the international education market, Academies Australasia colleges must also comply with the strict financial and reporting regulations of the Australian Stock Exchange. Since October 2009, following the acquisition of control of a college in Singapore there is also the need to comply with the requirements of the education authorities in Singapore. the colleges There are seven colleges, each a separate company with its own licence to operate as an education institution – the Academies Australasia College in Singapore and six colleges in Australia: • Academy of English (ELICOS) [Including Academy of English (Blue Mountains) and Academy of English (Barton)] • Australian International High School (Senior High School) • Academy of Social Sciences (Vocational) • Australian College of Technology ( Vocational) • Clarendon Business College ( Vocational) [Including Clarendon Business College (Barton)] • Supreme Business College ( Vocational). Academies Australasia the Academies Australasia brand is now also well regarded internationally. it represents a unique education group with a wide range of operations, a centenary of experience and high standards. A group established in Australia that does Australia proud. In Australia, Academies Australasia has two campuses in the heart of Sydney, New South Wales (George Street and Pitt Street), just a few minutes’ walk from each other. They also operate in Leura in the Blue Mountains (New South Wales) and in Barton (Australian Capital Territory). Academies Australasia collaborates with St Aloysius College and the English Language School of Australia in Adelaide, South Australia. Academies Australasia recently announced that it is taking controlling interest in AMI Education in Melbourne. AMI Education also offers a range of Bachelor and Master programmes. Academies Australasia is also looking at expanding further in Australia and internationally. hands-on learning Hands-on experience is always an excellent way to complement and reinforce what is learned in class. Academies Australasia is continually on the look-out for opportunities to give students relevant practical experience. A good example is their Travel and Tourism programme in Sydney. At the George Street campus they have a fully licensed travel agency at which students obtain real-time experience in ticketing and travel arrangements. Articulation and advanced standing Academies Australasia colleges have arrangements with leading higher education institutions in Australia and overseas. Course credits enable students to save both time and money. Academies Australasia graduates have successfully completed degrees and other programmes at institutions such as Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School, Charles Sturt University, Griffith University, Macquarie University, Sydney University, University of New South Wales, University of Technology Sydney, and Le Cordon Bleu. Academies Australasia College teaches a degree offered by a Canadian university. Wide rAnge oF courses Academies Australasia colleges offer a wide range of recognised courses at different levels – typically Certificates, Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas. Fields of study include: singapore government school Preparatory Programmes English: • General English (Elementary to Upper Intermediate) • English for Academic Purposes (EAP) • TOEIC, TOEFL and IELTS preparation • Cambridge First Certificate in English preparation • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Senior High School: Year 11 and Year 12 Vocational: • Accounting and Financial Services • Business Administration • Business Management • Information Technology • Marketing • Telecommunications • Travel and Tourism Bachelor Degree: Business Administration The wide range of courses requires a close dialogue with several regulatory authorities in Australia including the Board of Studies, National ELT Accreditation Scheme (NEAS), New South Wales Vocational Education and Training Accreditation Board (VETAB), the Department of Immigration and Citizenship, and the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, as well as the Ministry of Education in Singapore. Having to comply with strict regulatory requirements contributes to confidence among Academies Australasia students, their parents and guardians.
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