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Education System in Australia

Higher educational institutes in Australia are categorized by private colleges, universities and TAFE. Both, private colleges and public universities, offer top-grade education in Bachelors and Masters study programs. There are a total of 43 universities in Australia; 37 of them are public, 4 are private while the remaining 2 are international private universities.

Private Australian colleges are specifically known for their Pathway Programs – diplomas that can empower student to pursue degree programs which they would not be able to otherwise due to low grades. What’s noteworthy is that Pathway Programs are offered in almost all popular subjects, such as IT, Engineering, Healthcare, Business, Hospitality among many others.

Overall, Australian colleges and universities offer a wide array of study programs, each of them developed in accordance with the distinguished Australian Qualifications Framework. Many of the Australian universities – ranking in global top-50 – conduct doctorate programs with a special emphasis on providing scholarship / stipend to the bright and deserving PhD aspirants.

TAFE – Technical and Further Education – is a government-run system which provides education in vocational areas after high school, covering areas such as beauty, design, childcare, recruitment, etc. The purpose of this format of education is to enhance skill and render practical hands-on approach to vocational areas of education.

Academic intakes

Feb intake:

Starting in February, colleges and universities in the Australia accept admission applications for a vast number of study programs during this primary intake. Being a more popular study intake, students are expected to start application process 6-8 months in advance.

July intake:

This is a secondary intake, starting in July, offering programs in various disciplines. This is also a popular intake for students aspiring to pursue higher education in the Australia. Students would be well-advised to start application process 6-8 months in advance for this intake as well.

Popular Courses

Seven Australian universities rank in global top-100. This should give you a fair idea of the quality and popularity of study in Australia. Obviously, the faculties and facilities are also at par with the global best.

What’s more is that pursuing a study program that has a long-term skill shortage in Australia can go a long way in securing employment in Australia. Needless to say, work experience gained in Australia can prepare you to apply for global employment opportunities.

So, which study programs are the most sought-after and popular in Australia? Here’s a concise list

  • Business Management & Accounting
  • IT & Computer Science
  • Medicine
  • Engineering & Project Management
  • Architecture & Urban Planning
  • Medicine
  • Media & Communications
  • Biotech & Biomedical Sciences
  • Education & Teaching
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