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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2013
australia: the education destination 81 80 australia: the education destination Western AustrAliA Enjoy the benefits of one of the world’s most liveable cities, while gaining a quality education in Western Australia. FIND OUT MORE Perth education city www.pertheducationcity.com.au Images: Tourism Australia Perth offers one of the highest standards of living in the world, and yet is more affordable than many other study destinations. ‘ ’ Western Australia (WA) is famous for its long days of sunshine and brilliant white beaches. It has also gained global recognition for its booming economy, record low unemployment rate and advanced developments in science and technology. the capital, Perth, has a long tradition of welcoming international students and currently has over 48,000 students from more than 140 countries. Perth is nestled in a picturesque natural amphitheatre, bordered by Kings Park botanical gardens and the beautiful Swan river. For the past seven years, Perth has been rated as one of the world’s top 10 most liveable cities by The Economist. universities And vocAtionAl institutes WA has five universities which offer a wide range of courses and specialty education – curtin University, Edith cowan University, Murdoch University, The University of Notre dame and The University of Western Australia. WA is the perfect place for aspiring scientists. The universities are at the forefront of science and technology, and are involved in cutting-edge research projects with other leading institutions around the globe. The awarding of the 2005 Nobel Prize in Medicine to Professor Barry Marshall and dr robin Warren highlights the quality of scientific research conducted in the State. There are numerous government and private vocational education and training colleges throughout Perth providing state-of-the-art facilities and services. You will gain the most advanced, applied expertise to ensure you are skilled for direct employment. TAFE WA is the largest provider of vocational education and training in the State, with a network of major colleges with 50 campuses. TOP FIVE 1 Stroll along the cappuccino strip in historic Fremantle and meet local artists and musicians. 2 Watch an outdoor concert or film in Perth’s Kings Park, the biggest inner-city park in the world. 3 Catch a ferry from Perth to Rottnest Island and see a quokka, a small marsupial unique to the island. 4 See the ancient rock formations of The Pinnacles – thousands of limestone pillars rising out of the yellow sand. 5 Swim in the Indian Ocean and eat fish and chips on one of Perth’s 19 glorious beaches. Perth is ideal for learning English while experiencing a unique Australian lifestyle. English language providers have numerous enrolment dates during the year. The colleges often organise social events and sightseeing activities for their students. primAry And secondAry schools WA has both government and non- government (independent) primary and secondary schools. All of the schools boast world-class educational facilities, which provide an ideal environment to achieve academic success, enable greater understanding, gain a wide variety of skills, and develop lasting friendships. All schools have a strong focus on the health and fitness of their students and provide excellent recreational facilities and co-curricular programs. Your child’s religion and any dietary requirements will also be respected and catered for. living And Working in perth one of the first things you will notice about Perth is its cultural diversity. People of more than 200 different nationalities live, work and study in WA, speak over 170 languages and practice over 100 religions. So no matter where you come from – you’ll always feel welcome and respected. Perth offers one of the highest standards of living in the world, and yet is more affordable than many other study destinations. International students receive a 40% discount on all public transport, and buses within Perth’s city centre are free for everyone! The Mediterranean climate, less crowded population and less traffic congestion have resulted in perfect blue skies and a pollution-free environment. Perth also enjoys a relatively low crime rate compared to other major cities, making its campuses, transport and city streets safe and secure. Enjoy a study experience like no other in Western Australia. • livinginAustrAliA
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