Study in Australia
Education in Australia
Tertiary education in Australia comprisesof higher education (universities), and vocational education and training institutes [vocational education and training (VET) and technical and further education (TAFE) colleges]. Classes are generally conducted in large group lectures and small group tutorials.
The country has a unified system of qualifications, well-known as the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF), which is regulated by the Australian Government. It unifies and assures the quality offered at different levels of education in Australia. Australian schools, universities, and institutes are linked across the nation and also linked globally. Thus students can move easily from one level of study to the next after successfully completing the level, and from one institution to another, as long student visa requirements are satisfied by the student. Following are the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) levels of qualifications granted by Australian institutions for higher education:
VET Education or Diploma Course (Year 1- leading to Degree – Bachelors direct into 2nd Year)
- Associate Degree
- Advanced Diploma
- Bachelor Degree
- Bachelor Degree (honours)
- Master’s Degree (extended)
- Master’s Degree (coursework)
- Master’s Degree (research)
Vocational and Technical Schools
Australia offers Vocational and Technical studies known as TAFE and VET through various institutes. These institutes offer short courses, certificate courses, diplomas, and advanced diplomas. These courses are meant to provide training for students in a particular vocation or help them to get out into the work place.