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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2012
54 >AustrAliAn EducAtion 2012 vocAtionAl educAtion >tAFE institutEs And privAtE collEgEs Australia’s vocational education and training sector offers thousands of courses across many different discipline areas. Whichever industry you want to work in from nursing and community services to land management and animal care to engineering and construction to music and media, there is a course to suit your needs. All Australian vocational providers must be registered training organisations (RTOs). There are over 4900 RTOs across Australia. Government-funded vocational providers include TAFE institutes and universities. Private RTOs include independent/private colleges and commercial training businesses. Government-owned institutes and private colleges must both meet the same high standards and quality assurance regulations required by Australian law. government-owned institutes Most government-owned vocational colleges are known as TAFE, which means ‘Technical and Further Education’ institutes. TAFE institutes are government- owned and operated. In some countries, similar institutes are known as polytechnics or institutes of technology. Australia’s TAFE system is the largest and most diverse tertiary education sector in Australia with more than 1300 campuses across the country. Each state has a network of TAFE institutes. Some institutes also have offshore campuses in areas such as China, the Middle East, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and Fiji, so you can undertake an Australian vocational education close to home. TAFE New South Wales is the largest education and training provider in the Southern Hemisphere with 132 campuses and half a million students. There are 10 TAFE institutes throughout NSW with 32 metropolitan campuses and 100 regional campuses. From the 250 courses available, you’ll find a course to meet your career goals. Some of the most popular courses include information technology, management and commerce, design and multimedia, commercial cookery, hospitality management and engineering. TAFE Queensland has more than 120 years of experience. It offers around 800 programs through 100 campuses across the State. If you want to study hospitality, travel or tourism, Queensland has unique benefits. As a top tourist destination, it attracts visitors from around Australia and around the world. Through your course, you will gain first-hand experience of working in a busy industry which caters to customers from all nationalities. Victorian TAFE has campuses in metropolitan and regional areas and trains over 425,000 Australians and international students through its 1600 courses. There are 19 TAFE institutes and four TAFE divisions within universities throughout Victoria. Training in many professional areas is undertaken at TAFE. Victorian TAFE institutes have also provided training in countries including India, Korea, China, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Kenya, Indonesia, Pakistan, Japan and Mauritius. TAFE South Australia has educated more than a million students in the last decade through its two institutes and 16 campuses. From information technology, community services, automotive technology, nursing and dental health options in vocational education Within Australia’s renowned vocational education and training sector, you can choose to study at either a government-owned institute (TAFE) or a private college. Both options provide benefits for international students.
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