Australia

Education

Australian have an education that is consistent with its quality. The framework that secures its quality is called the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF).There are over 22,000 courses across more than 1,200 institutions in Australia. From Vocational Education and Training (VET) to a doctoral degree, Australia has something for everyone.

There are 10 levels of qualification in the AQF. Certificates are classified under level 1 to level 4. Diplomas are in level 5. Advanced Diplomas and Associate Degrees are in level 6. Bachelors are in level 7. Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas are in level 8. Masters Degrees are in level 9 and lastly Doctorate Degrees in level 10.

VTE in Australia usually falls under certificate programs. Government institutions that provide the qualification are called Technical and Further Education Institution (TAFE). These technical programs armed graduates with much need skill that is in high demand with the industry. The programs are packed with exciting learning as you will be coached by industry leaders as well as on-site learning.

To ensured students are enrolling into a legitimate educational institution, students should refer to the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) to make sure the institution and course that they have enrolled are registered and meet the expectation of the legislation.

Entry to Australian Education

One of the most popular pathway to enter into the Australian Higher Education is through the Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT) program. This program is perfect for SPM and GCE O-level leavers who are keen on pursuing a degree in Australia. Many institutions in Malaysia are providing this program to students without the need of doing the program in Australia. 

STPM, UEC, A-level and IB qualification students are allowed to progress to the 1st year of degree in Australia.

However, students should bear in mind that each institution in Australia has its own entry requirements.

Population: 24.6 million

Country Facts

- The Australian government have several governing bodies to safeguard their education standards. Such as the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) that protect the quality of the vocational skill and the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA). There is also an act that protects the international students called the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000.

- There are more Kangaroo in Australia than people.

- In Australia, there are 2 national animals the Red Kangaroo and the Emu.

- Some of the world deadliest animals live in Australia. However, very few people fall victims of these animals.

Economy

Australia's free-market has greatly benefited the country's economy. It is the second-largest economy in the entire world. Almost all sector are open to international competition. The major industry in Australia is the Service industry where it comprises over 70% of Australia's GDP. Tourism, healthcare, media and finance are some of the major industries follow suit. 

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