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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2013
australia: the education destination 77 76 australia: the education destination Images: Tourism Australia In the northern territory, you will be part of Australia’s Indigenous history and culture in a breath-taking landscape. the territory varies in climate and landscape from the top End to the red centre. The Northern Territory is strongly multicultural with a population of just over 200,000. Most people live in the capital city of darwin and the regional centres of Alice Springs and Katherine. In the capital city, darwin, you can shop at the local markets and taste the culinary delights of the multicultural menu. Take a dip in one of the many safe swimming spots or go fishing like the locals. The Territory provides a range of education options with specialisations relevant to the environment and culture. It has over 1200 international students from 50 countries enrolled across all education sectors. university And vocAtionAl institutes The Northern Territory has a world- class university, charles darwin University, which is renowned for its research expertise in tropical and desert knowledge of the Australian and Asia-Pacific region. It has a particular focus on Indigenous knowledge and addressing problems of importance to the peoples of the region. The university provides courses at the vocational level on its campuses, as well as English language courses. You can also study a vocational course through a private institute or community college. primAry And secondAry schools The Northern Territory has both government and non-government (independent) schools. Schools support their international students and provide English programs where needed. living And Working in the territory Students have accommodation choices of homestay, living on campus or privately renting accommodation. The NT department of Education and Training runs a homestay program and selects a reliable and caring host family for each individual student. 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. When you study in the Northern Territory, you have the chance to combine studying with visiting world-renowned attractions like Kakadu National Park or discovering Aboriginal culture. • nortHErn tErritorY International students enjoy a unique study environment in the Northern Territory in the heart of Australia’s Indigenous culture. TOP FIVE 1 Learn about Aboriginal culture and see rock art, showing stories from 50,000 years ago. 2 Relax with friends at Darwin’s sunset markets at Mindil Beach with live music, international cuisine and a vibrant atmosphere. 3 Get up close to the crocodiles at one of Darwin’s wildlife parks. 4 Walk around the rim of Kings Canyon and see fossiled jellyfish in the Garden of Eden. 5 Ride a camel around the great red rock, Uluru. FIND OUT MORE nt department of education www.det.nt.gov.au The university is renowned for its research expertise in tropical and desert knowledge of the Australian and Asia-Pacific region. ‘’ livinginAustrAliA
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