Since 2005

Archive for the ‘Education and Reference’ Category

An Overview of Australian Education System

Sunday, January 19th, 2014

With the 3rd largest number of international students in the English-speaking world behind the USA and UK, Australia has become many students’ choice of destination for international study. Over 250,000 international students now study in Australia. Australian Education system provides more than 15,000 internationally recognized courses that are all of world class standard.

Australia is the world’s smallest continent and the largest island. It is like nowhere else in the world. It has an area as big as mainland of the United States but has a population of only 20 million people. The population is comprised of over 130 nationalities which makes Australia one of the most multicultural countries in the world. This broad ethnic mix has created a rich cultural blend of languages, fashions, architecture and cuisines.

Whether you decide to study at a university, English college, international school, TAFE College or vocational institute you will receive a high quality education ensuring future success in your chosen career.

The Australian education and training system has four main sectors: universities, vocational education and training,schools and English language training colleges

The Australian education system has been created to allow students to easily move along training pathways from one from one qualification level to the next. Additionally students can easily transfer from one institution to a new one.

The top Australian universities listed below are all part of what is called the ‘Group of Eight’ Australian universities. These top Australian universities carry out the majority of all Australia research and development and between them secure on average than 60% of all Australian university research funding.

Top Australian Universities for research and Funding (Group of Eight). Universities are listed in alphabetical order:

The University of Adelaide (Adelaide)
The Australian National University (ANU)
The University of Melbourne (UniMelb)
Monash University (Monash)
The University of New South Wales (UNSW)
The University of Queensland (UQ)
The University of Sydney (Sydney)
The University of Western Australia (UWA)

For profiles of all the top Australian universities visit our Australian Universities directory on the website. Find top Australian universities in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Hobart, Darwin and many other cities around Australia. In Australia, the majority of universities are public. There are a total of 38 universities (and 4 private universities) spanning the eight states and territories of New South Wales, Victoria, Australian Capital Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory.

Every university and colleges that offers courses for international students must be accredited by the Australian Government ensuring that they publish their correct locations, courses, and tuition fees. International students that intend on studying in Australia will need to have a valid student visa for the length of their training in the country. Prospective student need to check with the Australian Embassy in your home country to see whether you are eligible to apply for a student visa prior to receiving your official confirmation of enrollment and then paying your tuition fees. You will additionally require Overseas Student
Health Cover (OSHC)

On arrival in Australia most institutions provide orientation for new students including organizing accommodation and other services required for your study abroad stay in Australia.

Living costs to study in Australia for international students are very affordable with a good range of options available whether you choose to live with other students or on your own. You can choose to live in the following types of accommodation: On Campus for between AU$100-250 PW or Off Campus in share accommodation, private rental accommodation, home-stay accommodation living with an Australian family or in budget hotels and guest houses.

Australia Is The Place For Your Study Abroad

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

You have been in college and feel like you are in a rut, an overseas school semester study abroad experience might be just what you need to rev up your enthusiasm for academics. The school semester study abroad program is easy for you, because you can use your financial aid to offset the expenses. Also, the college credits you earn overseas can be applied to your degree program at your home university or college.

There are other aspects to the multicultural education experience that you will want to consider when you are looking at overseas universities and colleges and what they can offer you. For school study abroad, Australia offers a wealth of cultural experiences that can be had no where else on earth. Imagine what it would be like to work on classes, then have time on the weekends to explore the Great Barrier Reef, rest on sandy beaches or explore the great deserts of Australia. Plus feel free to take part in cultural events, and the school activities that you enjoy, such as meeting friends, eating local cuisines and going to dances.

There are many benefits that come to you as a student who has participated in a school semester study abroad program. Eventually you will graduate from college and will want to find a job. Although there are many qualified candidates, you will have something on your resume that few do: actual multicultural experience. In an increasingly global economy, that is an important qualification to possess.

For school study abroad, Australia offers some of the best academics in the world. For those who want an once-in-a-lifetime experience studying ecology and wildlife conservation and research, Central Queensland University is second to none. It offers a small campus with friendly students and staff that will make your experience one to remember.

Some students prefer a research-based school study abroad. Australia offers this at Australian National University. Here you can study economics, law, engineering, as well as Asia and Pacific Studies, among other intriguing areas.

There are lots of colleges and universities in Australia that are ready to welcome you into an exciting and innovative way to complete your degree at your home college or university. To do that, the first thing you need to do is to look into a semester study abroad program.