The Australian Education System
Australian education qualifications are regulated through The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), which links Australian schools into one national system. This allows students in Australia to easily move from one education level to the next within a nationally-accredited system. The Australian education system has three main sectors of higher education: universities, vocational institutions, and English language institutions. Read more on these three types of education through the links below.
The week before the start of the semester, higher education schools in Australia usually arrange an Orientation Week to help international students get to know the campus and student life in Australia. Different student organizations provide information about their activities and recruit new members. Orientation Week also includes social activities – the perfect opportunity to make new friends. Australian educational institutions have nurtured the needs of international students for many years; most have departments with competent staff whose job it is to help international students specifically coming to study in Australia.