When people think of Australia, they see wide open spaces of Opera House, kangaroos, Harbor Bridge, and clean air and water. Australia has much more to offer than the usual expectations. Australia is currently the third most popular destination for international students in the English-speaking world, behind the United States and the UK. Many international students are choosing to study in Australia because of its friendly, laid-back nature, excellent education system and high standard of living.
For anyone considering moving to Australia and keen to know more about Australia, Australia is a unique and diverse country in every way- in culture, population, climate, geography, and history. For articles on specific topics about Australian history and culture, Australian culture is as broad and varied as the country’s landscape. Australia is multicultural and multiracial and this is reflected in the country’s food, lifestyle and cultural practices and experience. Australia has an important heritage from its indigenous people, which plays a defining role in the cultural landscape. This diversity of influences creates a cultural environment in Australia that is lively, energized, innovative and outward looking.
Tertiary education in Australia comprises of Higher education (Universities), Vocational education and Training institutes. Classes are generally conducted in large group lectures and small group tutorials.
The country has a unified system of qualifications, well-known as the Australian qualification Framework (AQF), which is regulated by the Australian Government. It unifies and assures the quality offered at different levels of education in Australia so that students can move easily from one level of study to the next after completing their previous level, and from one institution to another, as long student visa requirements are satisfied by the students.
Following are the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) levels of qualifications granted by Australian institutions for higher education:
VET Education or Diploma Course (Year 1- leading to Degree – Bachelors direct into 2nd Year)
Australia offers Vocational and Technical studies known to TAFE and VET through various institutes. These institutes offer short courses, certificate courses, diplomas, and advance diplomas. These courses are meant to provide training for students in a particular vocation of help them to get out into the workplace.
There are 43 Universities in Australia and 40 of them are Public Universities. All of them are highly ranked and well recognized in the world. The Group of eight (Go8) universities are some of the largest and the oldest universities in Australia.
The main intake for Australian Universities is February & July. Most degrees are available for both intakes except Medicine/Dentistry/OT etc which normally start only in February.
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