Australia is an independent Western democracy with a population of more than 20 million. It is one of the world’s most urbanized countries, with about 70 per cent of the population living in the 10 largest cities. Most of the population is concentrated along the eastern seaboard and the south-eastern corner of the continent.
Australia’s lifestyle reflects its mainly Western origins, but Australia is also a multicultural society which has been enriched by over six million settlers from almost 200 nations. Four out of ten Australians are migrants or the first-generation children of migrants, half of them from non-English speaking backgrounds.
Australia is the only nation to occupy an entire continent. Its land mass of nearly 7.7 million km2 is the flattest and (after Antarctica) driest of continents, yet it has extremes of climate and topography. There are rainforests and vast plains in the north, snowfields in the south east, desert in the centre and fertile croplands in the east, south and south west. About one third of the country lies in the tropics. Australia has a coastline of 36 735km.
Australia’s national day, Australia Day, on 26 January, marks the date in 1788 when Captain Arthur Phillip, of the British Royal Navy, commanding a fleet of 11 ships, sailed into Port Jackson (Sydney Cove). Phillip formally took possession of the eastern part of the continent for England and established a settlement, now Australia’s largest city, Sydney.
Australia’s official language is English, by common usage rather than law. Australian English does not differ significantly from other forms of English, although some colloquial and slang expressions are unique.
The Certificates and Diplomas of Vocational Courses allow the students to enter and leave different levels of academic studies. The unify system of education allows the student to register for Certificate course which then after completion may give credits to Diploma courses or Degrees, in case the student continues in a University. Professional experience may also be recognized. The technical courses are often considered a “bridge” to enter in an Australian University.
Australia is in the South Hemisphere; therefore the academic year coincides with calendar year, starting in the end of January and finishing in December. The summer vacations are the biggest school holidays (period of 6/7 weeks), and during the school year there are also small breaks usually of about 10-14 days between “terms” (2 terms per semester). Not all states go all holidays at the same time, for example the vacations of Queensland generally begins 1 week before NSW which begins 1 week before the State of Victoria. This difference is most likely in place so to maximize holiday and tourist places, which would then extend for further. The timetable for school vacations are in general in April, July and September. The beginning of the Holidays in public schools also differ by around I week from private schools.
Why study in Australia?
- Excellence – education standards rank among the highest in the world.
- Recognition – qualifications are widely recognized and accepted when seeking employment or further study.
- Flexibility – multiple institutions offering a wide variety of courses with flexible delivery methods.
- Protection – government legislation and codes of conduct operate to regulate the industry and protect students.
- Value – the combination of competitive tuition fees and low cost of living represent good value for money.
- Lifestyle – favorable climate, safe and stable environment, attractive surrounds and friendly people make it an enjoyable place to study.
- Multicultural – overseas students are welcome in Australia’s multicultural society.
- Support – networks of support exist to help students in all aspects of their stay in Australia.
- Work – there are opportunities for students to work whilst studying
You could take advantage of Australia’s world-class schools and low tuition fees! The Overseas Student Program allows people who are not Australian citizens or permanent residents to study in Australia.
The Australian higher education system offers a wide range of highly regarded and internationally recognized programs and courses. With 38 public (government funded) universities and 2 private universities, Australia is a popular destination for international students seeking a quality education.
The Higher Education Student visa is designed for international students who are enrolled in a Bachelor degree, Associate degree, Graduate certificate, Graduate diploma or Masters by coursework.
Successful applicants and holders of a temporary Higher Education Student visa are entitled to stay and study in Australia for the duration of their course. When you have commenced your course, you will have permission to work up to 20 hours per week during study and 40 hours during holiday in Australia. When you are granted a Higher Education Student visa, it will be linked to the passport number used in your application.
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Universities and Colleges in Australia
1. Australian Institute of Commerce and Language (AICL), Sydney
2. Carrick Institute of Educatio, Sydney & Melbourne
3. Perth Institute, Perth
4. Holmes Institute, Sydney, Perth, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Cairns
5. Brisbane College of Australia, Brisbane
6. Curtin University of Technology
7. Raffles College of Design and Commerce
8. Central College, Sydney
9. Canterbury Institute of Technology, Canberra
10. Charles Sturt University, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne
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