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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2012
52 >AustrAliAn EducAtion 2012 dEsignEd With industrY ExpErts The great benefit of the VET system is its links with industry. The courses are designed in consultation with industry experts and include current trends and best practice. You will learn from teachers who work in the industry on equipment that is used in your profession, such as industry-standard kitchens for cooking courses and editing suites for film studies. Some courses also include work experience in real companies. dEdicAtEd support VET institutes provide dedicated support for their international students. These services may include: • airport pick-up when you arrive • accommodation services • orientation • study skills assistance • counseling • English language assistance. Australian vocational institutes welcome international students and will give you the industry skills required for your future workplace. 10 reasons to choose cit www.cit.edu.au/international Canberra – Australia’s education capital Study in Australia’s Capital City at the Canberra Institute of Technology CRICOS No. 00001K CRICOS No. 00001K CRICOS No. 00001K *’Training Excellence - Gold’ is the highest ranking against the national Australian Quality Training Framework excellence criteria. CIT is one of the first training providers to achieve this level of recognition. 1. Established in 1928 with over 80 years experience, CIT now has four large campuses and two off-campus Learning Centres located in Canberra 2. Over 28,000 enrolments annually 3. Host to over 1,500 international students from more than 86 countries 4. Over 100 courses for international students in a range of subject areas 5. Offers Certificate to Bachelor Degree level qualifications 6. 90% of TAFE graduates in Canberra are employed, or undertaking further training, within six months of completing their program 7. Winner of the 2011 Australian Capital Territory’s (ACT) ‘Large Registered Training Organisation of the Year’ Award. 8. Has study pathways to a number of Australian universities 9. Finalist in the 2009 Australian Export Awards 10. Achieved ‘Training Excellence – Gold’ in 2008* When studying English at CIT you are given the chance to practice all the time. The equipment and all the computer labs are great and very efficient. I really enjoy learning new things and meeting new people. CIT is a good option to take for international students wishing to study English. – Karina Sanchez, Mexico 11_09_27_Australia_The Education Destination (297x210).indd 1 27/09/2011 9:30:43 AM vocAtionAl QuAlificAtions By studying a vocational course, you can graduate with the following qualifications. • certificate i – 4 to 6 months (competent operator) • certificate ii – 6 to 8 months (advanced operator) • certificate iii –12 months (qualified tradesperson or technician) • certificate iv –12 to 18 months (supervisor) • diploma – 18 to 24 months (para-professional) • Advanced diploma – 2 to 3 years (junior manager) • vocational graduate certificate • vocational graduate diploma thousAnds of courses Vocational institutes offer a wide range of courses across many discipline areas including in: • business and management • communications, marketing and advertising • community service and health • design and arts • engineering and building • horticulture and land management • information technology • nursing and welfare • personal services (hairdressing, massage, beauty services, aromatherapy etc) • science and technology • sport and recreation • tourism and hospitality. Most courses have practical subjects and some include on-the-job experience, such as working in a hotel for hotel management programs. The most popular courses for international students are in the fields of management and commerce, and food, hospitality and personal services. Some institutes offer hundreds of courses in all disciplines while private colleges tend to specialise in one area. For example, Group Colleges Australia focuses on business and management courses. foundAtion studies And english lAnguAge courses Some vocational institutes also provide accredited English language training and/or foundation studies programs for entry to tertiary programs. pAthwAy to university You can undertake a vocational course as a pathway to university. This is an option if you do not have the entry requirements for a bachelor degree or if you would like to gain practical skills before entering a university degree. Vocational institutes have links with Australian universities. Depending on your qualification, universities may provide you with credit towards a degree. Students who graduate with a diploma from a TAFE institute may receive up to 12 or 18 months (two or three semesters) of credit toward a related university degree. There is the added benefit of graduating with two Australian academic awards at the end of your degree. privAte colleges Each year, more than two million students choose to study at private colleges in Australia. These colleges offer accredited courses across a wide range of industries, including niche courses targeted to specific industry needs. As independent organisations, private colleges can readily adapt to the needs of industry and students. Both private and government-owned vocational institutes must adhere to the same high standards and quality assurance regulations. government-owned tAfe institutes Australia has a system of government- owned TAFE institutes. Australia’s TAFE system is the largest and most diverse tertiary education sector in Australia with more than 1300 campuses across the country. These institutes are operated and accredited by the government. ●
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