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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2012
>AustrAliAn EducAtion 2012 51 vocAtionAl educAtion >ovErviEW Australia’s vocational education and training sector is recognised across the world for its ability to prepare graduates for today’s workplace. It has strong industry links and supports students to reach their career goals. Vocational courses are popular with international students, especially from China, India and Thailand. More than 230,000 international students are enrolled in vocational courses in Australia. Australia’s vocational institutes are renowned worldwide and they are often invited to deliver training in other countries for governments or design training systems for other institutions and organisations. Your vocational study can help you enter a profession, update your career skills or progress into a university degree. QuAlity institutions Australia has over 4900 registered training organisations providing nationally recognised training and qualifications. Institutions have to meet national standards and they are regularly audited for quality. Vocational courses are offered by a range of organisations – the government-owned Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutes, private colleges, and a number of schools and universities. industry trAining You will learn from experienced teachers in real-life work environments. Programs are developed by industry experts, ensuring that the curriculum is relevant and up to date with the necessary job requirements and current trends. Industry and government work together to develop training outcomes, which are then implemented according to nationally endorsed training packages. Courses for international students must be registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutes and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). Vocational courses provide students with skills, called national industry competency standards, that employers have identified as critical to their work needs. All courses come under the Australian Qualifications Framework, which means the same course has a comparable curriculum and is of a similar high standard, wherever you study in Australia. vocational education: skills for the workplace A qualification from one of Australia’s vocational education and training (VET) institutes will boost your career goals. You will gain hands-on training, along with theoretical knowledge, ensuring you have the skills for today’s workplace. ‘Programs are developed by industry experts, ensuring that the curriculum is relevant and up to date with the necessary job requirements and current trends.’ Above: You can choose from a wide range of courses, such as IT, communications and media, and fashion design.
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