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  Education in Australia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Education is primarily regulated by the individual state governments, not the federal government.
Education is compulsory up to an age specified by legislation; this age varies but is generally 15 or 16, that is prior to completing secondary education.
In Australia, the classification of tertiary qualifications is governed in part by the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), which attempts to integrate into a single classification all levels of tertiary education (both vocational and higher education), from trade certificates to higher doctorates.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Education_in_Australia   (3286 words)

 Outdoor Education in Australia
Australia is a vast country -- e.g., its the same size as the United States.
Australia was "discovered" in 1729 and settled by the British in 1788.
Australia, like New Zealand, is viewed by many as having ideal natural outdoor spaces, a temperate climate, and a high standard of living.
www.wilderdom.com /OEinternational/australia.htm   (196 words)

 Education - a proud record - Australia in Brief - Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Australia’s vocational education and training system provides individuals with the skills required in a modern economy and delivers competency-based training that is practical and career-oriented.
The Australian higher education sector comprises 37 public universities; three private universities, which are autonomous and self-accrediting; four other self-accrediting higher education institutions; and over 100 other institutions, such as theological colleges and providers specialising in professional and artistic courses of study.
Australia is the preferred choice for international students from many countries and is the third-largest English-speaking study destination.
www.dfat.gov.au /aib/education.html   (1162 words)

 Australia Now - Education in Australia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Australia's National Goals for Schooling in the Twenty-First Century have an important international dimension, emphasising the value of cultural and linguistic diversity, and promoting the advantages of participating in the international community.
Australia is committed to establishing a culture of innovation to make the best use of national and international information networks, encourage creativity in all forms of research, promote collaboration between university researchers and industry, and disseminate the outcomes of research to the wider community.
Australia's investment in higher education research and development as a share of GDP is high by international standards.
www.dfat.gov.au /facts/education.html   (1679 words)

 Radiologic Science Education in Australia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Australia offers a workable national health insurance system that guarantees rationed health care for all residents, but also includes a provision for private health insurance for those who want a "higher quality" of health care.
says the goal of university education in Australia is "to preserve, transmit, and extend knowledge to meet the needs of society with highly skilled professionals; and to enlighten and critically evaluate the society in which university scholars live." This is similar to the purpose of university education in the United States.
Also, educators in health professions at both universities are struggling with the proper balance of teaching and research.
www.mrs.fhs.usyd.edu.au /kench/radt67_2.htm   (2555 words)

 Education - Understanding Australia - Radio Australia - ABC
Australia's education system, a mixture of public and private schools and institutions, has amongst the highest participation rates in the world, with 31 per cent of the adult population completing tertiary education.
Distance and external educational programs are available at pre-school, primary and secondary levels, as well as vocational courses and university degrees.
Education is now Australia's eighth largest export industry and on some campuses, fees from international students provide more than half the student revenue.
www.radioaustralia.net.au /australia/education   (1074 words)

 HSLDA | Update on Home Education in Australia
Families are educating their children at home in all six States and two territories in urban, suburban, regional, and remote parts of Australia.
Of all the States and Territories in Australia, only the state of Victoria has an Education Act which recognises that parents are fully responsible for the education of their children.
Their goals for the home education of their children were to see them come to know the Lord Jesus Christ and to follow Him; for them to honour and submit to their parents; and for them to be successful in the world.
www.hslda.org /hs/international/Australia/200309120.asp   (501 words)

 Studying in Australia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Australia is the third most popular study destination in the English-speaking world, with more than 200,000 international students in Australian institutions across all education sectors: higher education, vocational education and training, English Language colleges, and schools.
Australia’s universities have made important breakthroughs in modern technology and science while Australia’s vocational training system, which is based on industry standards, is used as a model for other Asia-Pacific countries.
Wherever in the world Australia is the first choice destination for an international educational experience, IDP is the first choice for students who are seeking advice and assistance.
www.australiangraduate.com   (997 words)

 Environmental Education   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Environmental education develops skills, knowledge and values that promote behaviour in support of a sustainable environment.
Environmental education in this broader sense is, more and more, being referred to as education for sustainability.
The purpose of the Council is to raise the profile of environmental education and provide expert advice to the Australian Government on environmental education issues, in particular on how Australians can move beyond environmental awareness to informed action.
www.deh.gov.au /education   (429 words)

 Legal Education in Australia
You can study law in Australia at any of its 28 law schools, many with over 100 years of history whilst others are brand new, being perhaps only a few years old.
However, a feature of legal education in Australia is that most school leavers go on to what we call a 'double degree': that is, in a five year period a student undertakes two degrees in parallel - one of them law and the other might be Arts, Commerce or Science.
In Australia, you cannot be admitted and practice as a lawyer unless you have a law degree and have undertaken legal training.
www.transworldeducation.com /articles/law.htm   (826 words)

 Education in Western Australia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Education is compulsory to the end of the school year in which the student turns 15 years of age.
Most children begin their secondary education at the beginning of the year they turn 13.
Education – index to schooling at all levels in Australia
www.immi.gov.au /settle/education/wa.htm   (321 words)

 Education Foundation - Home
The Education Foundation, a philanthropic trust that provides resources, role models and real-life learning opportunities that engage and inspire kids in public schools, is looking for a dynamic and strategic operations specialist to help the Foundation achieve its plans for national growth.
Research commissioned by the Education Foundation highlights new and vigorous forms of inequity occurring across the public, Catholic and independent school sectors.
As education becomes a high priority for business and community involvement, we explore the benefits and risks of embarking on a corporate-school partnership.
www.educationfoundation.org.au   (657 words)

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Australia is an active member of the international education and training community and enjoys strong educational relationships with other countries.
Australia is internationally competitive in providing education and training both in Australia and offshore for students from outside Australia, known as overseas students.
In 1999 international education exports were estimated to be about $3 085 million with 157 834 overseas students studying in Australia, 84.7 percent from Asia, 6.5 per cent from Europe, and 3.9 per cent from the Americas.
aei.dest.gov.au /AEI/QualificationsRecognition/CountryEducationProfiles/CEP_Aus_EdSys.htm   (3389 words)

 Education & Certification > Continuing Education > Australia - Renée Cohen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In 1779, the deportation of convicts from Britain to Australia began.
Today, the population in Australia is about 18.6 million, with nearly 25 percent living in and around Sydney.
The flora and fauna in Australia are as diverse as the land itself.
www.ncraonline.org /education/continuingEd/ceu-tests/australia.shtml   (1193 words)

 Education in Australia
Education is one of 17 divisions that comprise the Australian economy.
This division is primarily concerned with the provision of education services from preschool through to postgraduate and vocational courses.
The Industry N - Education in Australia ranks 18 out of 496 by industry turnover and its life cycle is in a mature phase, which means that the industry is generally growing at at the same rate as the economy.
www.marketresearch.com /redirect.asp?productid=1025599&progid=3603   (280 words)

 History of Music Education in Australia
By 1914, the Universities of Tasmania, Western Australia and Queensland became partners in operating the AMEB and in 1916 they were joined by the NSW State Conservatorium allowing the AMEB to become a national organisation coordinated by a Federal Council, although operated by State Committees.
However it was until Alexander Clark (1843-1913), as an inspector of schools, promoted tonic sol-fa through in-service education for classroom teachers that singing became mandatory in primary schools in 1890 and a singing syllabus based on the tonic sol-fa was included in the school curriculum in 1895.
Secondary education developed in all state education systems during the 1910s and 1920s and specialist music teachers were appointed to high schools from the 1930s.
education.deakin.edu.au /music_ed/history   (3047 words)

 Higher Education
The discussion paper, 'Building Better Foundations for Higher Education in Australia: A discussion about re-aligning Commonwealth-State responsibilities' was released in March 2005, the paper explores in greater detail the issues raised in the initial paper released in December 2004.
In March 2005, the Minister for Education, Science and Training released an issues paper, 'Building University Diversity' as a first step in a consultation process on future approval and accreditation arrangements in the higher education sector.
On 31 March 2005, The Minister for Education, Science and Training released an issues paper as a first step in a consultation process on future approval and accreditation arrangements in the higher education sector.
www.dest.gov.au /sectors/higher_education   (677 words)

 Home Education Association Inc. (Australia) - Statistics on Home Education in Australia
Even the number of registered home educated students is difficult to obtain from some states and some states do not have a requirement to register.
It is well known in the home educating community that many of us do not bother or conscientiously object to registration with a government authority.
With these statistics on Qld home educated children we would have to say that the numbers of home educated children in Australia may well be triple those we thought previously.
www.hea.asn.au /hea/news_viewarticle.asp?id=46   (432 words)

 Education Network Australia(EdNA)
Its aim is to maximise the benefits of information technology for Australian education and training, and to avoid duplication of cost and effort between the various sectors and systems.
At the end of 1996, Ministers agreed to new Articles of Association for the OLTC and a new representative structure for its Board to allow it to focus on its new role.
The author assigns to Southern Cross University and other educational and non-profit institutions a non-exclusive licence to use this document for personal use and in courses of instruction provided that the article is used in full and this copyright statement is reproduced.
ausweb.scu.edu.au /proceedings/burgess   (1505 words)

 Higher education in Australia
A higher education provider (provider) is a body that is established or recognised by or under the law of the Commonwealth, a State, the Australian Capital Territory or the Northern Territory.
Higher education awards are national qualifications issued by self-accrediting higher education institutions and approved non self-accrediting providers.
VET is post-compulsory education and training provided by tertiary education institutions such as Technical and Further Education institutions (TAFE).
www.goingtouni.gov.au /Main/CoursesAndProviders/GettingStarted/HigherEducationInAustralia   (409 words)

 English   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Australia based company, specialising in the placement of students and travelers into Australian home stay's in
Education Downunder provides our customers you the student with a complete service throughout your study period experience in Australia.
Education Downunder staff are able to assist students via e-mail, or telephone and while in
www.educationdownunder.com.au   (161 words)

 Welcome to the Department of Education, Science and Training
All Australian Ministers of Education and Training have endorsed a Transnational Quality Strategy framework at the MCEETYA meeting on 17 November 2005, to ensure that the quality and integrity of Australian education and training delivered offshore remains world leading.
These Prizes, Australia’s most prestigious awards of their kind, are awarded annually to those who have made outstanding contributions to science and science teaching.
The Hon Julie Bishop MP was sworn in as Minister for Education, Science and Training on Friday 27 January 2006.
www.dest.gov.au   (890 words)

 Architectural Education in Australia
Architectural education in Australia is underpinned by a very successful and internationally respected architectural profession.
Glen Murcutt was recipient of the prestigious Alvar Aalto Medal in Finland, Harry Seidler was recipient of the Gold Medal of the Royal Institute of British Architects, and Gregory Burgess was recipient of the Robert Matthew Award from the Commonwealth Association of Architects.
In addition to the traditional catchment of SE Asia, from where thousands of architecture students have gone to Australia over several decades, there is a growing presence in Australia of European, African and North American students who perceive Australia as an attractive and cost effective base for their tertiary study.
www.intstudy.com /articles/twearch.htm   (774 words)

 Open Directory - Regional: Oceania: Australia: Education   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Aussie Educator - Information on all aspects of education in Australia - from early learning to tertiary studies, curricula and resources, special areas and state, federal and non-government systems.
Education Network Australia - Broad based educational network covering all sectors from kindergarten through primary and secondary school plus technical and higher education.
Governess Australia - supports governesses, home tutors, paid supervisors working around Australia for families whos childrean are on School Of The Airs and other Distance Education centres.
dmoz.org /Regional/Oceania/Australia/Education   (346 words)

 Education AND Training, Department of Education, Training - Education
and ultimately, to further education, training or employment and active participation...
The Department of Education and Training provides comprehensive school education for more than 250, 000...
[ News releases from the Ministry of Education ]...
www.ansearch.com.au /directory/au/Education/Training   (592 words)

 Education World® - Regional Resources : Pacific / Oceania : Australia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Australian Technical and Further Education Consortium (ATCON)Australian TAFE Consortium ATCON specialises in vocational education and training.
Co-ordinating Unit for Rural Health Education in Victoria (Inc.) CURHEV is improving access to, and quality of, health services for rural Victorians by ensuring the provision of adequate training, education and support for all rural health care providers.
Education Studies Australia ESA is a company that provides educational assistance to students wishing to study in Australia.
db.education-world.com /perl/browse?cat_id=440   (585 words)

 Department of Education and Training
It is widely acknowledged that formal education is the key to a successful future in which students will make a significant and positive contribution to society.
The Department of Education and Training provides comprehensive school education for more than 250,000 students in 770 schools spread across Australia’s largest state.
Some parts of this site will still refer to the Department of Education, however changes will be made progressively to reflect the new Department of Education and Training and its services.
www.eddept.wa.edu.au   (131 words)

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