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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2011
20 Australia – The Education Destination VictoriA Victorian government schools: bringing learning to life international students are warmly welcomed to the state of Victoria. A Victorian government school gives you the education and english language skills you need to work anywhere in the world. Victoria and its capital city, Melbourne, are very multicultural and home to people from over 230 different cultures. In fact, one in four Victorians was born outside Australia. International students are warmly welcomed and valued in our schools and they are not only well supported to achieve their academic goals, but they are also strongly supported as part of the school community. They are encouraged to contribute their talents and enthusiasm to the wide range of activities available in school and in our community. A state that values and invests in education The Victorian Government has a strong commitment to giving all students, irrespective of the school they attend, access to a high-quality education and a genuine opportunity to succeed. Victorian Government schools promote a high level of international awareness in and outside of the curriculum, preparing students to engage in a globalised world. An internationally recognised school qualification The Victorian school education system is characterised by vibrant and dynamic learning environments, innovative teaching practices, a diverse curriculum and an internationally recognised qualification – the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE). The VCE is a two-year comprehensive senior high school program, and provides entry to all Australian universities and many universities outside Australia. A quality pathway to higher education Quality is the number one reason why Victoria is a top international study destination, chosen by students and their families worldwide. In fact, more than 170,000 international students chose to study in Victoria last year. Along with our leading education system and English language facilities, Victoria, and Melbourne in particular, are home to some of Australia’s best universities. It is these combined intellectual assets which have built recognition of Victoria as a global centre of excellence in education. Many international students choose to keep studying in Victoria after finishing school. In fact, 68% of Victoria’s international school students pursue further studies in Australia – 9% above the average transition rate across Australia. choose from over a hundred schools The Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development administers the International Student Program in Victorian Government schools and helps students and parents select the secondary school that best suits each student. The International Student Program includes over 100 specially accredited secondary schools. Each school offers a high quality education and different specialist programs and facilities. becoming ProFicient in mAny AreAs ‘Studying at a government school opened many new and previously locked doors in my life. I enjoyed the friendships I built at school. Also, many devoted teachers were there to help and guide me through my studies and advise me on my career pathway. Being at a government school, you will meet many friends from many different parts of the world. Although study is a very important aspect of the government school, there are many other social, musical, sporting activities to get involved with which will enhance your life in an immeasurable way. Victorian government schools do not only encourage you to become the best in one thing, but, encourage you to become proficient in many things as long as your mind is open to opportunities.’ Wonki Noh graduated from a Victorian Government school and is now studying dental science at the University of Melbourne. ‘Each secondary school has an International Student Coordinator to meet the individual needs of international students.’
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