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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2011
AustrAliAn educAtion system 8 Australia – The Education Destination At an Australian university, you will have access to technologically advanced facilities, expert lecturers and tutors, and a high standard of education. Facilities include computer labs, extensive libraries, state-of-the-art research centres and laboratories, as well as sporting, social and cultural facilities. You can study an undergraduate or postgraduate program. Postgraduate programs may be completed by research or coursework. More than 220,000 international students were studying at Australian universities in 2010. Australian universities are established by law and have the authority to accredit their own courses. They are monitored by the Australian Universities Quality Agency (AUQA), an independent national body set up to monitor, audit and report on quality assurance in the sector. Vocational education and training The Australian vocational education and training (VET) sector provides opportunities for a broad range of learning designed to meet current industry needs. Vocational courses create job-ready graduates with the skills and knowledge to excel in their careers. All Australian vocational providers must be registered training organisations (RTOs). There are over 4900 RTOs in Australia. Government-funded or public RTOs include colleges and institutes of technical and further education (TAFE). Non-government or private RTOs include independent colleges, commercial training businesses, and industry and business associations. CRICOSProviderCodes:QLD00219C,NSW01315F,VIC01624DC10-097 BRISBANE • GOLD COAST • MELBOURNE • ROCKHAMPTON • SYDNEY • DISTANCE EDUCATION At CQUniversity Australia we will help you get more out of life. We will encourage and support you in your learning, and we will do this in an open, friendly and positive environment. Whether you are interested in Business, Creative and Performing Arts, Education, Engineering, Health and Exercise Science, Humanities, IT, Science and the Environment or Research Higher Degrees, there is a program that’s right for you. Kick start your career or push it higher with a qualification from CQUniversity Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Rockhampton or Sydney. www.cquni.edu.au Our experience in delivering education to Australian and international students means you will enjoy quality learning opportunities with extensive academic, personal and career support. It’s why students from all over the world have made CQUniversity their first choice. For detailed information on programs, locations, student support, scholarships and more, please visit: www.cquni.edu.au BE WHAT YOU WANT TO BE Education that is all about YOU C10-097 Stroudgate Ad.indd 1 4/10/10 12:12 PM The VET sector operates under a national training system that is industry led, competency based, nationally consistent and quality assured. The standard of vocational courses is guaranteed by the Australian Quality Training Framework, which provides national standards for registering and auditing training providers and accrediting courses, and for delivering services. In 2010, there were over 232,000 international students enrolled in vocational courses across Australia. Foundation programs (bridging courses) If you do not meet the requirements for your tertiary institution, you may be able to complete a foundation program to be accepted into the university or vocational institute. Foundation programs or bridging courses are designed specifically to prepare international students for the Australian academic environment. They may also include English language training. Foundation programs are offered at universities and vocational institutes. » high quality education across all levels Above: Australian universities are renowned for leading-edge research in many fields. ‘English language colleges provide support for their students in settling into Australia, as well as social events and sight-seeing trips.’
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