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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2012
>AUSTRALIAN EDUCATION 2012 135 COURSES AND DISCIPLINES >ENGINEERING AND IT UNIVERSITIES – ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE WA has five universities which offer a wide range of courses and specialty education – Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, Murdoch University, The University of Notre Dame and The University of Western Australia. WA is the perfect place for aspiring scientists. The State’s five universities are at the forefront of science and technology, and are involved in cutting-edge research projects with other leading institutions around the globe. If you study science in Perth, you’ll work alongside talented scientists and have the opportunity to contribute to life-changing projects such as clean water production, development of new vaccines and ways to combat climate change. The awarding of the 2005 Nobel Prize in Medicine to Professor Barry Marshall and Dr Robin Warren highlights the quality of scientific research conducted in the State. TOP FIVE >1 Stroll along the cappuccino strip in historic Fremantle and meet local artists and musicians. >2 Watch an outdoor concert or film in Perth’s Kings Park, the biggest inner-city park in the world. >3 Catch a ferry from Perth to Rottnest Island and see a quokka, a small marsupial unique to the island. >4 See the ancient rock formations of The Pinnacles – thousands of limestone pillars rising out of the yellow sand. >5 Take a trip to the Margaret River region for beautiful beaches, world-class wine and great local food. The five universities all have their main campuses in Perth. In addition, some offer courses at their regional campuses in Albany, Broome, Bunbury, Esperance, Geraldton, Kalgoorlie, Karratha, Mandurah, Margaret River, Northam, Port Headland and Rockingham. VOCATIONAL INSTITUTES There are numerous government and private vocational education and training colleges throughout Perth providing state-of-the-art facilities and services. You will gain the most advanced, applied expertise to ensure you are skilled for direct employment, or are able to gain entry into both Australian and overseas universities. TAFE WA is a network of major colleges with 50 campuses across WA – both around the capital city of Perth and throughout regional areas of the State. Run by the Government of Western Australia, TAFE WA is the largest provider of vocational education and training in the State, with over 150,000 Australian students and around 1500 international students enrolled each year. AN ADVENTURE FOR EVERYONE While you are on your study break in Perth, don’t miss the chance to leave the city and experience the breath- taking natural phenomena that WA has to offer. With 12,500 kilometres of pristine coastline and vast diverse landscapes, there is an adventure for everyone. Swim with friendly wild dolphins at Monkey Mia, trek the 350-million-year- old Bungle Bungle range, dive with the largest fish in the world (the whale shark) at Ningaloo Reef, try your luck at finding gold in Kalgoorlie, surf the awesome waves at Margaret River, climb the towering Karri forests of the south west... the list goes on!
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