Australia offers a wide variety of study programs for international students. These students come from all over the world to Australia to take advantage of Australia`s world-class education and enjoy the friendly hospitality and cultural diversity.
There are over 20,000 international students in Australian schools. The Australian school system offers both government and non-government education in a safe and friendly learning environment.
Students can enrol in either primary or secondary education. Most schools integrate international students into mainstream classes with Austraiian students. Some schools and colleges, however, cater exclusively for international students.
Australia is the ideal destination for school trips and excursions. Australia offers an opportunity for students to study English language, history, geography, culture and natural environment.
In some cases, homestays are an option for school excursions where students are hosted by local families.
Australian universities are internationally renowned for the quality of their courses and the standing of their qualifications. More than 84,000 international students from all over the world study in Australia`s universities. Australian universities are situated in major capital cities and regional areas of Australia. Australia`s universities offer a range of flexible and innovative undergraduate and postgraduate programs in engineering, business/finance, marketing, medicine, dentistry, arts, humanities and many more.
Vocational Education and Training
Australia`s Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses offer flexible study programs and services to meet the needs of students. This training is both practical and career-oriented. Students can develop their own career path through a mix of study and work. Graduates of VET courses can also progress into higher-level courses including entry into universities for Diploma and Bachelor degree courses. Australia`s VET providers offer a wide range of training options in the popular fields of computing, business studies, marketing, tourism and hospitality.
For further information on the range of study options available please visit the Study in Australia website www.studyinaustralia.gov.au, which is available in Chinese (traditional and modern), Indonesian, Thai, Korea, Vietnamese, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese and English.
New South Wales
Sydney and the state of New South Wales are arguably the most colourful, diverse and exciting locations in the world. `Feel Free`to discover why Sydney and New South Wales are so safe and popular for students, their friends and families.
Sydney - Vibrant, Cosmopolitan City
Sydney Harbour - go sailing or cruising on one of the world`s most beautiful harbours, showcasing Australia`s best known buildings, the Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
The Rocks - the site of Australia`s first European convict settlement.
Sydney City - a shopper`s paradise, captivates with the Sydney Tower, offering 360` panoramic views of the city, the Queen Victoria Building, showcasing 200 boutique shops and Darling Harbour, the entertainment district full of shops, markets, restaurants, aquarium, galleries and wandering musicians.
Come back to nature at the harbourside gardens of the Royal Botanic Gardens, and Taronga Zoo located right on Sydney Harbour!
Sydney Olympic Park - site of the famous 2000 Olympics and nearby Muru Mittigar Aboriginal cultural experience.
Art, history and culture abound in Sydney at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Australian Museum and the Powerhouse Museum.
Learn how to surf or understand the ocean with lessons on the famous beaches of Bondi, Manly and many others.
Night life - restaurants, discos, shows, theatre, Sydney Harbour Casino and China Town.
Regional New South Wales
Blue Mountains, Coffs Harbour, Woollongong, Armidale and the Central Coast offer some of the best educational centres in `regional` Australia. At the same time, you can experience unspoilt beaches, farmstays, whitewater rafting, rainforests, fun parks, dolphin cruises, World Heritage National Parks, scuba diving, islands, Australian wildlife and skiing in the winter.
Queensland is recognised as the tourist state of Australia with more than 60 percent of all international visitors to the island continent spending some time of their stay enjoying its many attractions.
From its many World Heritage Listed natural wonders including the Great Barrier Reef the Wet Tropic Rainforest near Cairns and the flowing sand hills of Fraser Island to the themed attractions of the Gold Coast and the history of its capital, Brisbane, Queensland is a must see of Australia.
Some of the vast array of tourist attractions include:
The golden beaches of the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast.
World standard theme parks: Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World and Dreamworld, all located on the Gold Coast.
The 74 islands of the Whitsunday Passage, east of Airlie Beach.
The Heritage trails of the Outback, with interesting museums such as the Qantas Founders Outback Museum in Winton, and the Stockman`s Hall of Fame in Longreach.
Day Cruises to the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns - scuba diving, snorkelling, coral viewing.
Skydiving, bungy jumping, bushwalking, horse riding, night clubs, restaurants, sailing, farmstay, white water rafting and much more.
Melbourne is the cosmopolitan capital city of Victoria, a state which offers accessible country experiences enchanting wildlife and unique natural attractions.
Melbourne - A cosmopolitan, stylish and festive city
City Circle Tram - Free transport around the perimeter of the city aboard a famous Melbourne burgundy-coloured tram.
Federation Square - In the heart of central Melbourne featuring the Melbourne Visitor Information Centre, lan Potter Centre - NGV Australia, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, restaurants, bars and retail shops.
Queen Victoria Market - A bargain hunter`s paradise for fresh produce, fruit and vegetables, fashion items, and Australian souvenirs.
Crown Entertainment Complex - A world of entertainment featuring quality restaurants, bars, night clubs, exclusive shopping, cinemas and casino.
Victorian Arts Centre - Offers the best in Australian and international performing arts located on the banks of the Yarra River.
International Cuisine - A variety of food to reflect a multicultural
population - Chinatown, Lygon Street (Italian), Victoria Street (Vietnamese), and cosmopolitan Southgate and St Kilda for contemporary shops and dining.
Shopping - Includes international labels on Collins Street, young Australian designers in SouthYarra, factory outlets in michmond, local arts and crafts at sunday markets and major department stores in the city and suburban shopping centres.
Great Ocean Road - Scenic coastal drive featuring the spectacular rock formations of the Port Campbell National Park (The Twelve Apostles, Loch And Gorge, and London Bridge).
Phillip Island - A natural playground, abundant with wildlife including birds, koalas, seals and fairy penguins.
Sovereign Hill - Step back in time to the Gold Rush era - pan for gold, ride a stagecoach, and experience life in the 1850s.
Tasmania - Australia`s Natural State
Imagine an island washed by the wide, clear waters of the Southern Ocean - an island of clean beaches, fresh air and pure mountain streams ... of wonderful wilderness and amazing native wildlife ... of superb seafood, newly harvested fruit and vegetables and fine cool-climate wines.
An island of friendly locals and relaxing lifestyle.
Clean environment offering the freshest seafood, rich dairy products, newly harveste fruit and vegetables and fine cool climate wines.
Accessible mountain landscapes and spectacular rainforests.Fascinating and unique wildlife.
Enjoy cool-temperate,maritime climate with four distinctive seasons.
Compact island easy to travel and explore.
Only one hours travel from Melbourne.
Cosy cities including Hobart and Launceston.
Wide variety of scenery, landscapes and activities to experience.
See Australia`s colonial heritage at historic sites and villages throughout Tasmania.
"I needed time to study and yet to also enjoy the natural environment. Australia allows me to do both of these things."