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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2011
Queensland With the Great Barrier Reef and ancient rainforests in the north of the State, students have access to fascinating research opportunities. Queensland’s high level of tourism also provides students with the chance to study and participate in a renowned tourist destination. Vocational institutes – industry-linked courses Vocational courses are highly regarded in the workforce and offer a practical alternative to university. Students can choose from a wide range of courses taught by industry-experienced teachers in small classes. You can study a certificate, diploma or advanced diploma. A vocational course can also be a stepping stone to university – you may be able to link your advanced diploma into credit for a university degree. Queensland has government and private vocational institutes. The government-run TAFE Queensland offers around 800 programs through 100 campuses across the State. TAFE has exceptional training 56 Australia – The Education Destination facilities, enabling students to gain practical hands- on experience in commercial businesses and access the latest computers and facilities to help research and prepare their assignments. Private vocational institutes in Queensland have an array of study options from aviation to information technology to tourism. Some private institutes focus on a specific business area such as hospitality. At vocational institutes, you learn on the equipment and programs used within the industry. For example, in a commercial cooking course, you will use the same type of equipment as in a professional kitchen. Many courses have industry placements as part of their curriculum so you will work within a company in Queensland. For example, if you are studying childcare, you may work in a childcare centre or pre- school. It means that when you graduate, you already have hands-on experience and you are job-ready. If you want to study hospitality, travel or tourism, Queensland has unique benefits. As a top tourist destination, it attracts visitors from around Australia and around the world. Through your course, you will gain first-hand experience of working in a busy industry which caters to customers from all nationalities. In your spare time, you can also enjoy these tourist sights and services yourself! » Queensland educaTIon opTIons across The sTaTe There are many places to study in Queensland, from the capital Brisbane to the regional city of Toowoomba to the coastal town of Hervey Bay. Each area offers different advantages. See the following websites to find out more about the regions and their education institutions. Brisbane: www.studybrisbane.com.au cairns: www.studycairns.com.au/ Gold coast: www.studygoldcoast.org.au/ hervey Bay: www.edherveybay.org/ Mackay: www.mackay.qld.gov.au/business/ economic_development/industries/ industries3 sunshine coast: www.suned.com.au Toowoomba: www.toowoomba.org Townsville: www.studytownsville.com.au/
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