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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2013
australia: the education destination 69 68 australia: the education destination TOP FIVE 1 Meet your friends in Melbourne’s Federation Square and catch a concert, see some art, go shopping or relax at a café. 2 See the penguins parade at dusk from the beach up on to the sand at Phillip Island Nature Park. 3 Eat a meat pie while watching a game of Aussie rules at the world- famous Melbourne Cricket Ground. 4 Step back in time to Victoria’s gold rush era of the 1850s in Ballarat. 5 Travel along the Great Ocean Road and see the rock formations of the Twelve Apostles. FIND OUT MORE study in Victoria www.studymelbourne.com.au Victorian department of education and early childhood development www.study.vic.gov.au Images: Tourism Australia Victoria boasts a wealth of diverse regional areas and attractions, from sweeping coastlines and pristine beaches to national parks and forests teeming with wildlife, to wineries, lakes and mountains offering skiing, climbing and hiking. many of Victoria’s unique landscapes are easily accessible as day trips from melbourne. Melbourne offers glamorous festivals, Australia’s best shopping, great eating and drinking, and exciting arts events. It is a vibrant, multicultural city with residents from more than 230 nations. Melbourne is regarded as one of the world’s most harmonious and ethnically diverse communities. Students from all over the world come to study in Melbourne and across the State on campuses in Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Shepparton, Mildura, Swan Hill, Wodonga, Gippsland and Warrnambool. universities And vocAtionAl institutes Victoria has nine world-class universities with multiple campuses throughout the State – Australian catholic University, deakin University, La Trobe University, Monash University, rMIT University, Swinburne University of Technology, University of Ballarat, University of Melbourne, and Victoria University. The universities each have their own specialty areas in research, teaching and facilities. Victoria has hundreds of government and private institutes with a variety of courses. The government TAFE institutes provide education and skills training across all industries. There are 19 TAFE institutes and four TAFE divisions within universities throughout Victoria. Victoria has a wide range of English language programs offered through the universities, TAFEs and private colleges. These programs include General English, English for Academic Purposes and IELTS Preparation. primAry And secondAry schools The State Government has over 1600 primary and secondary schools throughout Victoria, with 100 accredited for international students. There are hundreds of prestigious independent schools, some of which have a religious affiliation. Some independent schools offer the International Baccalaureate in addition to the Victorian matriculation exams. living in victoriA Melbourne is on the Yarra river and surrounded by Port Phillip Bay. It has something for everyone. You can do water sports at the many beaches including St Kilda and Brighton or enjoy the shopping capital of Australia. There are many cultural museums and galleries to visit and big international acts of music, stage and screen perform in theatres and stadiums throughout the city. To experience some of the best multicultural food, try out Melbourne’s markets. You can eat at the many cafés, restaurants and bars which have different cuisines. Geelong is the second largest city in Victoria with more than 175,000 people. It is a cosmopolitan city, as well as a haven for sports enthusiasts, with aquatic centres and sporting venues. It is a leading centre for business and professional services. Around Victoria, there are many regional cities and towns boasting beautiful, historic buildings, interesting landscapes, artistic and cultural events, and friendly local communities. Melbourne and Victoria host some of Australia’s most prestigious events throughout the year, including the Spring racing carnival, the Australian open Tennis championships, the Formula 1TM Australian Grand Prix, the Melbourne International Arts Festival and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. For a state-of-the-art education in a picturesque setting with entertainment galore, Victoria really is the place to be! • Melbourne is a vibrant, multicultural city with residents from more than 230 nations. It is one of the world’s most harmonious and ethnically diverse communities. ‘ ’ VictoriA Victoria is a diverse state with an exciting multicultural capital, Melbourne. International students enjoy the sophisticated cities and spectacular coastlines. livinginAustrAliA
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