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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2013
28 australia: the education destination Australia has over 4900 registered training organisations providing nationally recognised training and qualifications. Most courses have practical subjects and some include on-the-job experience. ‘ ’ THE POLYTECHNIC OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA Polytechnic West (PWA) is Western Australia’s largest publicly funded dual sector provider of ELICOS, Vocational Education and Training (VET), and Higher Education (HE). We offer you the choice of more than 350 VET qualifications and over 10 HE courses across a wide range of trade and para-professional study areas. PWA is committed to providing comprehensive vocational and academic pathways regardless of whether you are studying VET or HE levels. We are continually working to expand our HE course offerings and all current courses provide graduates with recognised pathways to study at university, on completion of a PWA associate degree. These pathways enable entry into either the second or third year of a Bachelor degree in a similar discipline area. Courses are delivered from one or more of PWA’s six major campuses in the Perth metropolitan area - Armadale, Balga, Bentley, Carlisle, Midland and Thornlie - and from our specialist AeroSpace Training Centre, located in Jandakot. Polytechnic West’s lecturers are qualified, possess relevant industry experience and have earned our organisation an outstanding reputation for excellence in applied education and training. In recognition of this excellence, we were awarded the WA Large Training Provider of the Year Award in 2011, as well as being a finalist in the International Training Provider of the Year Award that same year. A nationally recognised/accredited qualification from Polytechnic West will open doors to a new world of exciting possibilities for you. Contact us today +61 8 9442 8331 polytechnic.wa.edu.au/international firstname.lastname@example.org CRICOS Provider Code – 00020G Higher Education Provider No: 4385 RTO Provider No: 52395 For admission into your chosen course, please contact Education and Training International www.eti.wa.edu.au. 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 may specialise in one area. Some vocational institutes also provide accredited English language training and/or foundation studies programs for entry to tertiary programs. links 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. QuAlity institutions Vocational courses are offered by a range of organisations – the government-owned Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutes, private colleges, and a number of schools and universities. 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. Private colleges in Australia 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. Each year, more than two million students choose to study at private colleges in Australia. Australian vocational institutes welcome international students and will give you the industry skills required for your future workplace. •
Australia The Education Destination 2012