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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2012
136 >AUSTRALIAN EDUCATION 2012 PATHWAYS TO UNIVERSITY Perth colleges offer a variety of fully integrated, flexible pathways to university if you do not meet entry requirements. There are both government and non- government providers with university linkages offering direct entry into undergraduate degree courses through their customised programs. There are two types of foundation studies – a one- year course, equivalent to Year 12 at an Australian high school, or a university foundation program. ENGLISH LANGUAGE COLLEGES Perth is ideal for learning English while experiencing a unique Australian lifestyle. If you come to Perth on a student visa to study English, you must study full-time. However, many individuals choose to combine 12-weeks (or less) of English language study with an exciting holiday or short-term work. English language providers have numerous enrolment dates during the year. This means that you can find convenient times to start your course. English language 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. There are many places of worship and a wide range of venues (both on and off campus) that cater for specific religious and dietary requirements. Many nationalities have formed cultural groups for local and international members to socialise and connect with other people with similar interests and backgrounds. Above: WA is famous for its long days of sunshine and brilliant white beaches. Images: WA Tourism. ‘WA is the perfect place for aspiring scientists – its five universities are at the forefront of science and technology.’
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