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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2011
92 Australia – The Education Destination TasManIa The University of Tasmania ranks in Australia’s top 10 for teaching and research and it has around 20 centres of research excellence. The university’s niche specialties include environmental management and ecotourism, aquaculture and biomedical science. It also incorporates the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music and the specialised Australian Maritime College – an international provider of maritime training, education and research. Vocational institutes – real-world skills Many international students have discovered Australia’s excellent vocational education system. Tasmania has public (government) and private vocational institutes offering hundreds of courses. While the public institutes tend to provide a wide range of subjects, some of the private institutes may focus on a particular business field such as intercultural studies and beauty therapy. Tasmania has streamlined its public vocational sector. One of its three flagship multi-campus institutions is the Tasmanian Polytechnic, formerly TAFE, which concentrates on practical, vocational learning. The Polytechnic is designed to provide internationally- recognised vocational education focusing on real skills for the real world. The Polytechnic offers advanced diploma, diploma and certificate levels, and has an English language division. It also has diploma to degree pathways, qualifying students for university entrance. It provides training to over 29,000 students every year. english language colleges English language courses are offered at a range of private colleges, the University of Tasmania and the Polytechnic. The university’s English Language Centre has an English language intensive program that also prepares students for tertiary study in the Australian context. Most English language colleges provide student support, social activities and sightseeing trips. primary and secondary schools School students can feel at home in the small Tasmanian cities and enjoy the friendliness and support of their school. The State has more than 200 government (public) schools, as well as some of the most prestigious independent (private) schools in Australia. Tasmania has the highest proportion of teachers with postgraduate qualifications in Australia and one of the highest in the world. All schools offer the State matriculation curriculum and two also offer the International Baccalaureate (iB) curriculum. Students attend senior secondary colleges for Years 11 and 12, where they can choose from over 100 subjects and use the technology centres, learning resource centres and sports development centres. Three public senior secondary colleges have recently been merged into a new government institution called the Tasmanian Academy for Year 11 and 12 students. TasManIa unIVersITIes university of Tasmania – w ww.utas.edu.au australian Maritime college – w ww.amc.edu.au study in Tasmania – w ww.studyinTasmania.tas.gov.au ‘Students benefit from smaller classroom sizes and personalised interaction with teachers and counsellors.’ Tasmania
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