Education system in Australia
Australia offers a diverse range of study options for international students, with more than 1,100 institutions and 22,000 courses to choose from.
Schools in Australia are divided into two categories: public (government) and private (non-government).
Like in the Philippines, Australia’s education system begins at pre-school or early childhood education for children three to five years old, though this is not compulsary. Then, students continue to primary school, followed by secondary education or high school. Public primary and secondary schools in Australia are free, but some ask for voluntary fees for some school expenses.
After high school, students can either enroll in a vocational education and training (VET) program, pathway program, or get a bachelor’s degree for their tertiary education.
Vocational degree: Student must have finished grade 11 or first year in college.
Bachelor’s degree (undergraduate): Student must have finished grade 12 or 2nd year in college.
For Master’s degree: student must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution.
For Doctorate degree (PhD): student must have a master’s degree from a recognized institution.
Regardless of what you are studying for or how long you are studying, Australia’s laws promote quality education and protection for international students.
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