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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2012
>AUSTRALIAN EDUCATION 2012 147 COURSES AND DISCIPLINES >ENGINEERING AND IT TOP FIVE >1 Experience Darwin’s sunset markets at Mindil Beach with live music, international cuisine and a vibrant atmosphere. >2 Get up close to the crocodiles at one of Darwin’s wildlife parks. >3 See ancient Indigenous rock art, showing stories from 50,000 years ago. >4 Relax in the crystal clear waterholes at Litchfield National Park. >5 Ride a camel around the great red rock, Uluru. >FIND OUT MORE NT Department of Education www.det.nt.gov.au PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS The Northern Territory has both government and non-government (private) schools. The school system is broken up into Primary School, Middle School (Years 7 to 9) and Senior High School (Years 10 to 12). Students sit a matriculation exam in Year 12 for further education at either a vocational institute or university. Northern Territory government schools offer intensive English programs at primary, middle school and senior high school levels. LIVING AND WORKING IN THE TERRITORY Students have accommodation choices of homestay, living on campus or privately renting accommodation for the duration of their stay. The NT Department of Education and Training runs a homestay program and selects a reliable and caring host family for each individual student. The university has comfortable on- campus accommodation for both international and local students. It can also provide help for students looking to rent a house or apartment off-campus. Students can rent an apartment on their own or organise a share house with other flatmates. You can work up to 20 hours per week during term and up to 40 hours on holiday breaks. The easiest way to search for a part-time job is through one of the local newspapers or online. The university has an employment service to assist in job-hunting. Getting around the Northern Territory is fast and efficient as there is little traffic. Public transport is readily available and students are offered discounts on most services. The majority of planes arrive and depart from the capital city of Darwin, though there are many services to Alice Springs and other regional areas. The rail system is also popular for longer travels. Studying in the Northern Territory certainly offers students a quality range of educational options in an exotic part of the world. ● VOCATIONAL INSTITUTES AND ENGLISH LANGUAGE COLLEGES Charles Darwin University also provides courses at the vocational level on its campuses. You can also study a vocational course through a private institute or community college. Vocational study gives you practical training for the workforce or recognised credit toward further education at university. When you study English in the Northern Territory, you have the chance to combine studying with visiting world-renowned attractions like Kakadu National Park or discovering Aboriginal culture. Courses offered on the university campus include English for Academic Purposes and General English.
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