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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2011
18 Australia – The Education Destination VictoriA These universities are part of a global society and interact with other organisations around the world. When you study at a Victorian university, you’ll be gaining insights on an international level. More than 65,000 international students are enrolled in university courses in Victoria. The most common areas of study for international students are management and commerce, information technology, and engineering and related technologies. But you can choose a course in any field from medicine and science to film and creative arts to sport and recreation. Vocational institutes – training for a career Victoria has hundreds of government and private institutes with a variety of courses. A vocational course gives you practical skills to be job-ready. The government TAFE institutes provide education and skills training across all industries. There are 19 TAFE institutes and four TAFE divisions within universities throughout Victoria. Training in many professional areas is undertaken at TAFE. Victorian TAFE institutes have also provided training in countries including India, Korea, China, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Kenya, Indonesia, Pakistan, Japan and Mauritius. Private vocational institutes can be divided into those which offer a range of courses and those that focus on specific industries such as hospitality, music, design, photography, alternate therapies, hairdressing and beauty. The teachers in vocational institutes are experienced in the industry and share their work-related knowledge. You’ll learn on the equipment which is used within the industry, gaining work-ready skills. For example, if you are studying a commercial cookery course, you will be working in a fully equipped training kitchen on industry-standard equipment. Some hospitality courses have on-site cafés so that students can practise their skills in a real-life work situation. In other fields, such as fashion, media and childcare, students may do work placements in local companies as part of their course. In Victoria, there are more international students enrolled in vocational courses than in any other educational sector. Around 75,000 students from around the world are taking vocational courses in Victoria to further their career pathways. english language colleges Victoria has a wide range of English language programs offered through the universities, TAFEs and private colleges. These programs include general English, English for academic purposes and IELTS preparation. » ‘Victoria has nine world- class universities with multiple campuses throughout the State and thousands of courses on offer.’ images: tourism Victoria Photographer (top right image): Ben King. Victoria
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