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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2013
australia: the education destination 71 70 australia: the education destination nSW is a large State with a lifestyle and environment to suit everyone. down south, you can enjoy the colder climate of the Snowy mountains with skiing in winter and bushwalking in summer. Just north of Sydney is the Hunter Valley, a renowned wine-growing region which exports to the world. on the north coast of nSW, you’ll find lush hills, white beaches and hotter weather. Sydney is renowned for its iconic beaches and landmarks such as the Sydney opera House and Harbour Bridge. The city has a vast array of cultural and historical activities, as well as outdoor activities on the harbour, in national parks and across the many beaches. The weather is generally mild so you can soak up Sydney’s renowned outdoor lifestyle all year round. neW south WAles New south Wales is truly a world-class education destination from its vibrant capital, Sydney, to the more relaxed atmosphere of its many regional centres. NSW has a range of government and private vocational institutes offering courses that give you practical skills for the global workplace. The government TAFE (Technical and Further Education) institutes have 130 campuses across the State and there are more than 130 private vocational institutes. You can do an English language course at a private college, vocational institute or university. Colleges provide support services for international students including social gatherings and sight-seeing trips. When you learn English in NSW, you’re studying in a beautiful environment in a country that welcomes international visitors. primAry And secondAry schools NSW has more than 3000 primary and secondary schools; of these around 2100 are government-funded and 900 are independently managed. There are many schooling options including single sex, co-education, religious, secular and boarding schools, as well as schools specialising in particular fields such as science or sporting excellence, languages or performance arts. living in nsW Sydney is a multicultural city with people from all over the world. Shops and restaurants provide food from many national cuisines. The city boasts a range of world-class entertainment and sporting venues, cinemas, restaurants, cafes and shopping hubs. So, whatever your interest or budget, there is no shortage of activities while taking a break from your studies. The cities and towns across regional NSW offer a variety of experiences from the beach to mountains to farmland areas. There are sporting events and cultural festivals across the State. When you study in a regional city or town, you become part of the community and it’s easy to make friends with students and locals. NSW presents a myriad of opportunities for students at all levels. Academic excellence, a great lifestyle with vibrant cities and natural landscapes make NSW the perfect education destination. • International students can be found studying across NSW in cities, coastal areas and regional towns in the countryside. Universities and their campuses are located in the cities of Newcastle, Wollongong, Armidale, Bathurst, orange, Wagga Wagga and Lismore. Many cities and towns provide quality education at a range of levels with vocational institutes, English language colleges and schools. universities And vocAtionAl institutes There are 11 universities throughout the State – six in Sydney and five across NSW. Some of the universities have both city and regional campuses with different courses offered in the various locations. The Sydney universities are: Australian catholic University; Macquarie University; University of New South Wales; University of Sydney; University of Technology, Sydney; and University of Western Sydney. A number of other Australian universities also have campuses in Sydney, including Central Queensland University, Curtin University and the University of Notre dame. Across NSW, the universities in regional cities are: charles Sturt University; Southern cross University; University of New England; University of Newcastle; and University of Wollongong. NSW universities are renowned for their courses and research with their centres of excellence and specialist study areas. The universities are involved in global networks of research and academic collaboration. NSW has the oldest university in Australia – the University of Sydney – as well as many more modern university campuses, all with technologically advanced facilities. Image above: Anson Smart, Tourism Australia Image left: Hamilton Lund, Destination NSW TOP FIVE 1 Walk across the Sydney Harbour Bridge and enjoy the view of the harbour city. 2 Try surfing at one of the many beaches up and down the coast of New South Wales. 3 Enjoy the nightlife in Sydney, Newcastle, Wollongong or one or the many regional cities across the State. 4 Immerse yourself in the great outdoors from skiing in the Snowy Mountains to bushwalking in a National Park to scuba diving in the ocean to abseiling in the Blue Mountains. 5 See an Australian concert at the Sydney Opera House. FIND OUT MORE nsW department of education www.det.nsw.edu.au livinginAustrAliA
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