by clicking the arrows at the side of the page, or by using the toolbar.
by clicking anywhere on the page.
by dragging the page around when zoomed in.
by clicking anywhere on the page when zoomed in.
web sites or send emails by clicking on hyperlinks.
Email this page to a friend
Search this issue
Index - jump to page or section
Archive - view past issues
The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2011
Australia – The Education Destination 11 high QuAlity educAtion Across All leVels english language courses (elicos) Australia is a great place to improve your English language skills. It offers specific English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS). Australia has hundreds of colleges across the country providing a wide range of courses for beginners to advanced speakers. Many universities and vocational institutes also have ELICOS centres. You can take a course to suit your study or work needs. There are five main types of English language courses taught in Australia: • General english – to develop overall speaking and listening skills • english for academic purposes – for study at a university or vocational institute • english for Specific purposes – for use in specific industries, such as business or tourism • Secondary School preparation – for study at secondary school • examination preparation – to prepare for an exam such as IELTS or TOEFL. The English language training sector is closely regulated and monitored through government regulation and industry self-regulation. English language colleges must be registered on CRICOS. You can enrol in English language courses at any time of the year. Full-time courses range from four weeks to 48 weeks. English language colleges provide support for their students in settling into Australia, as well as social events and sight-seeing trips. In 2010, more than 114,000 students were enrolled in ELICOS courses. Many students complete an ELICOS course in readiness for university or other study. the Australian academic year The academic year runs from February to December with a long summer holiday break over December and January. Universities and vocational institutes tend to have two semesters with exams at the end of each semester and a holiday break between semesters. Some courses have mid-year intakes around July. Schools tend to have four terms with two to three week holiday breaks. English language courses run throughout the year with flexible starting dates. A history of international education Australia has been welcoming international students for decades. It has a history of international education which continues today with its multicultural campuses, international teaching staff and global outlook. You will create links and friendships with Australians and other students from around the world. As a society, Australia is highly multicultural with migrants and visitors from all parts of the globe living together harmoniously. You can practise your own religion, enjoy eating your national cuisine and speak your own language with others of the same background. Australia is a safe, friendly country with a democratic government. With its excellent education system, great lifestyle, welcoming society and beautiful natural environment, it is a perfect study destination. ■ Above: Australian institutions produce confident graduates who are skilled for the workplace. Find out more information about studying in Australia: www.studyinaustralia.gov.au Australian Qualifications Framework: www.aqf.edu.au education services for overseas students Act: http://aei.gov.au/AEI/ESOS/ ‘All Australian vocational providers must be registered training organisations. The standard of vocational courses is guaranteed by the Australian Quality Training Framework.’
Australia The Education Destination 2010
Australia The Education Destination 2012