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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2011
68 Australia – The Education Destination souTh ausTralIa The universities also have affiliated foundation programs and language schools. These are particularly useful for students who do not fully meet the requirements for their course and may need language training or a foundation year before entering university. Each university has an international office to look after the needs of international students, including housing, language learning and health. These offices also organise social events and trips to the art gallery, the zoo or a wildlife park. Graduates of Adelaide’s universities praise the quality of teaching they receive. Lecturers and tutors are not only informed, but also helpful, and many courses combine theoretical learning with practical experience. Vocational institutes – a vast array of skills training Vocational education covers training in a vast array of skills ranging from information technology and manufacturing to business and tourism. Both government and private institutions offer courses in skilled trades. TAFE SA is a government-funded institution which has campuses around the state. There are many private institutes offering both a variety of courses or specialising in a particular field. South Australia is also a highly acclaimed centre of excellence for hospitality and the culinary arts, with internationally accredited courses. The New York Times has described South Australia as ‘the colourful cosmopolitan hub of Australia’s culinary revolution’. The wine-growing regions around Adelaide offer practical experience for students involved in related courses. South Australia produces half of the country’s wine and is home to the National Wine Centre. english language colleges Whether you want to learn English for study, work or travel, South Australia has courses to meet your needs. A number of private colleges provide English language training, as well as the three public universities and TAFE SA. International students say they like studying English here because of the relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff. Students are discovering that Adelaide is a wonderful place to improve their English skills. Because Adelaide is such a sociable city, it’s easy to find local people for conversation practice after class. ‘South Australia’s educational institutions have a $3 million fund for scholarships to international students at the tertiary level.’ ‘ Whether you want to learn English for study, work or travel, South Australia has courses to meet your needs.’ south australia
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