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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2011
78 Australia – The Education Destination WesTern ausTralIa Western Australia ( WA) is famous for its long days of sunshine, beaches, and friendly people. Perth, the capital city of WA, is a modern and cosmopolitan city with a population of over 1.7 million. The city enjoys a Mediterranean climate with perfect blue skies and a pollution free environment. With more hours of sunshine than any other Australian capital city, there is lots of time to enjoy a range of outdoor activities. And it’s not just the great weather – WA has the best lifestyle in the country, world class education services, fine wines and great food. Perth also has a relatively low crime rate compared to other major cities. So it is easy to see why numerous independent studies have named Perth as one of the most desirable, affordable and safest cities in the world. Tafe Western australia TAFE Western Australia is the largest provider of vocational education and training in WA, with campuses located throughout Perth and regional areas. TAFE’s practical approach to education, taught by teachers who are experts in their field, ensures students are learning the skills that are relevant to today’s ever-changing world. Most courses also include an on-the-job work placement and an industry focus which ensures the student gains the practical skills and knowledge employers are looking for. Courses including Certificates, Diplomas, Advanced Diplomas and Associate Degrees are available in the following areas: • Art, Design and Media • Aviation • Engineering and Building • Business, Management, Commerce and Accounting • Community Services and Health • Hospitality and Tourism • Information Technology • Marine and Animal Studies • Science, Horticulture and Environment • Trades (Bricklaying and Blocklaying, Carpentry, Solid Plastering, and Wall and Floor Tiling). Graduates of TAFE can either move into employment or continue their studies at university, often with advanced standing for their course studied. Students can also apply for a TAFE/university package which will allow the combining of a Diploma /Advanced Diploma/ Associate Degree and a Bachelor Degree from Curtin University, Edith Cowan University and Murdoch University. Graduates will then receive a double qualification – a Diploma or Associate Degree and a Bachelor Degree. Studying at TAFE is a great option for people aspiring to study at university because: • tuition fees are lower at TAFE making many of the programs a cost-effective way to complete a Bachelor Degree • courses provide an industry-focused pathway to further study for those students who do not meet the university entry requirements • studying a job-focused qualification prior to university creates opportunities to gain more relevant and better paid, part-time work. Wa Government schools Western Australian Government Schools provide high quality education to over 252,000 students in 768 kindergarten, primary schools, secondary schools and senior colleges. ‘TAFE Western Australia is the largest provider of vocational education and training in WA, with campuses located throughout Perth and regional areas.’ ‘Graduates of TAFE can either move into employment or continue their studies at university, often with advanced standing for their course studied.’ Vocational training and school courses in Western australia education and Training International is the gateway to international study for students who wish to study in perth or regional Western australia, whether it is at the state Training providers or Government schools.
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