Australian education system

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Australia offers a wide range of educational opportunities for international students from more than 1,100 institutions and 22,000 courses.
International students can commence studies at any level of education from primary and secondary schools, vocational education and training (VET), English language courses to higher education institutions (including universities).
The term "higher education" in Australia relates to higher education institutions (universities) and vocational education and training institutions (VET colleges and TAFEs).
  • School education and training programs common throughout Australia, with small variations in individual states. Primary and secondary education is compulsory. Schooling lasts for 13 years and is divided into the following stages:
    Elementary School - length of study is 7-8 years from prep school to grade 6-7
    Secondary School - 3-4 years ( from grade 7 to grade 10, or from grade 8 to grade 10)
    High school - 2 years ( from grade 11 to grade 12)
  • Vocational and technical education (VET)

    Duration - 1-4 years
    Commencement date - February (may vary depending on the course and educational institution)

    Diploma, Bachelor, Graduation Diploma, Masters

    Duration - Diploma (1 year); Bachelor (2-3 years, 4 years with distinction, 5-7 years medical degree); Graduation Diploma (1 year); Master (1 year)
    Commencement date - March (may vary depending on the course and educational institution)

    Fellowship

    Duration - 1-2 years
    Commencement date - March (may vary depending on the course and educational institution)

    PhD

    Duration - 3 years
    Commencement date - Start date is agreed with your supervisor
    Semesters - Since most students do not attend lectures, no formal semesters exist
  • English language courses

    Duration - 5 weeks to 1 year
    Commencement date - every Monday

    Preparatory courses

    Duration - 1 year
    Commencement date - February (may vary depending on the course and educational institution)
  • The beginning, end and duration of the academic year in Australia varies with the type of education selected. Many educational institutions also offer programs that begin in mid-year or second semester. Start dates and number of semesters depend on the particular course and institution.
  • Australia relies on the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). Which has been developed in 1995. It is a national system that combines higher, vocational and secondary education under one framework.
    AQF system consists of 10 levels and combines training school, vocational and university education into a single national system. AQF makes it easy to move from one level of education to another and from one educational institution to another, which provides flexibility while planning your career path.
    If your course meets the qualifications AQF, you can be certain that your educational institution has national accreditation.
    Australian schools are interconnected and cooperate with educational institutions around the world. This makes it easy to change courses and schools. Formal agreements and recognition of Australian qualifications worldwide will benefit you in the future, regardless of your professional goals.