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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2012
120 >AUSTRALIAN EDUCATION 2012 Above: Canberra has a wide range of events covering everything from a science festival to a world-renowned flower festival to a car rally and the ever-popular Multicultural Festival. Image: Canberra Tourism Government Schools in Canberra Australia’s National Capital offer you International Education Unit ACT Department of Education & Training GPO Box 158 Canberra ACT 2601 Australia Ph: + 61-2 6205 9176 Fax: +61-2- 6205 9239 E-mail: email@example.com Web Site: www.det.act.gov.au For more information please contact: A clean, safe environment- Canberra has been rated as one of the safest cities in the world A cultural centre An education centre Quality education programs in world class schools Information technology in all subject areas Intensive English language programs Programs with the Australian National University for gifted and talented students International Baccalaureate program (IB) 24 hour emergency access to multi-lingual departmental officers for students Homestay accommodation with Australian families to experience Australian culture and lifestyle STRONG EDUCATION PATHWAYS: ACT Year 12 Certificate and Australian Tertiary Admission Rank are recognised in all Australian states and internationally as a major tertiary qualification. There are very strong education pathways between schools in Canberra, the Australian National University, the University of Canberra and Canberra Institute of Technology. CRICOS 00643J Canberra has high quality secondary schools to educate students and prepare them for university entry. In the ACT secondary system, students attend high school from Year 7 to Year 10 and then move on to college for Years 11 and 12 (matriculation exams). Independent schools provide classes from Year 7 to Year 12. A number of schools now offer the International Baccalaureate curriculum. LIVING AND WORKING IN CANBERRA International student life isn’t all about studying – outside of class, you can enjoy Canberra’s many cafes and restaurants, boutique shops, markets, cinemas, museums and art galleries. Canberra’s restaurants are multicultural so international students are never far from home-style cuisine. To fund all these activities, you can find part-time work. Hospitality and retail (shop) jobs are always popular choices for fitting around class schedules but these are not the only options. Some international students find jobs as language tutors for local students. Canberra has a good bus network all over the city and great cycle paths. Travel to and from campus is easy with buses servicing all tertiary institutions and schools. On-campus safety is also taken care of, with after-hours shuttle buses and security staff. Canberrans enjoy the outdoor leisure activities available in their city. There are lots of sporting facilities (eg tennis, golf, cricket, netball, hockey, gyms and swimming pools) as well as national parks and outdoor areas for activities such as bushwalking, bike-riding and rock climbing. You can also sail, row or wind-surf on Canberra’s lakes. RELAXED LIFESTYLE Canberra is known as the bush capital due to its tranquil, leafy setting. Visitors are often surprised at the number of native birds and animals in the ACT. Whatever brings you to Canberra, there’s a good chance you will find a lot more to enjoy than you first expected. This clean, relaxed and friendly city isn’t just a great place to study – it might even begin to feel like your second home. ● TOP FIVE >1 Watch the Australian Government in action at Question Time then take in a view of the city from the roof of Parliament house. >2 Enjoy the café culture at Manuka, with brunch or coffee – or head back after dark to the restaurants and nightclubs. >3 Get outdoors – go paddle boating on Lake Burley Griffin or do some bushwalking in Tidbinbilla to spot kangaroos, emus and koalas. >4 See Aboriginal paintings and art from around the world at the National Gallery of Australia. >5 Spend the afternoon at Canberra’s wineries, sampling wine and tasting gourmet produce from the region. >FIND OUT MORE ACT Department of Education www.det.act.gov.au Study in Canberra www.educationcapital. canberra.edu.au/
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