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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2013
australia: the education destination 31 30 australia: the education destination 2013 Ads.indd 1 23/10/12 6:10 PM 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. TAFE New South Wales is the largest education and training provider in the Southern Hemisphere with 132 campuses and half a million students. Some of the most popular courses include information technology, management and commerce, design and multimedia, commercial cookery, hospitality management and engineering. TAFE Queensland 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. Victorian TAFE has campuses in metropolitan and regional areas and trains over 425,000 Australians and international students through its 1600 courses. 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. More than 91% of graduates from TAFE South Australia either gain a job with their qualification or go on to further studies at university. The canberra Institute of Technology prides itself on offering a multicultural environment, with international students representing more than 80 different countries. Within six months of completing their program, 90% of TAFE graduates in canberra are employed, or undertaking further training. TAFE Western Australia is a network of major colleges with 50 campuses across WA. It offers more than 250 certificate, diploma and advanced diploma courses to international students, who study together with Australian students. The Tasmanian Polytechnic provides training to over 29,000 students every year. Many international students study at the Polytechnic, including through offshore delivery programs, online learning models and partnerships with international schools. charles darwin University is a multi-sector university in the Northern Territory offering vocational, university and English language courses. It has mapped flexible pathways from vocational courses to bachelor degrees. When you choose a vocational provider in Australia, you know that each institute and college must meet the same high standards set by government. There are many options for you to find the right course in the right location to meet your personal and professional goals. • Government-owned institutes and private colleges must both meet the same high standards and quality assurance regulations required by Australian law. ‘ ’ VocAtionAl educAtion oPtions Within Australia’s renowned vocational education and training sector, you can choose to study at either a private college or government-owned institute (TAFE). Both options provide benefits for international students. Above: Whichever industry you want to work in, there is a course to suit your needs. 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. Government-owned institutes and private colleges must both meet the same high standards and quality assurance regulations required by Australian law. privAte colleges Australia has hundreds of private vocational colleges across the country in both large cities and regional towns. Private colleges tend to be smaller than the government-owned institutes. Private colleges can be divided into those which offer a range of courses and those that focus on specific industries such as hospitality, music, design, photography, alternate therapies, hairdressing and beauty. The teachers in vocational institutes are experienced in the industry and share their work-related knowledge. You’ll learn on the equipment which is used within the industry, gaining work-ready skills. For example, if you are studying a commercial cookery course, you will be working in a fully equipped training kitchen on industry-standard equipment. Some hospitality courses have on-site cafés so that students can practise their skills in a real-life work situation. In other fields, such as fashion, media and childcare, students may do work placements in local companies as part of their course. Private colleges keep up with changes in market forces across all industries and are quick to reflect such developments in their curriculum. They have close industry ties and an outcomes-driven approach which means increased job opportunities for graduates from private colleges. 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. vocAtionAleducAtionAndtrAining
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