Thursday, 3 August 2017

An Overview of Education System in Australia

Australian eduational system explained
 Australia, the Island continent, situated in the southern hemisphere is the hot spot for education, career and tourism. Many Indian students are migrating to Australia for pursuing their higher studies in Australia. Send money from India to Australia is easy and fast process so there is no difficulty for them to meet their requirements in this foreign land.

Australian Educational System Explained

The States and Territories as well as the Federal Government play the main role of funding towards education. Dependent on the state or territory, Education in Australia is mandatory between the ages of four and fifteen, sixteen or seventeen. Education starts from Primary schools as Primary education, High schools known as Secondary education, Universities, TAFE colleges (Technical and Further Education Colleges), Vocational education and Training benefactors at the Tertiary level.
At the Primary and Secondary levels, government schools educate around 60% of the Australian students where 40% get education in private or self-governing schools. A national Australian curriculum is in the process of advanced development and execution for the primary and secondary levels.
The tertiary level or the college system which is based on mainly vocational educational schedules is aimed at higher studies or for employment purposes. All the 43 Universities of Australia, except one, are public providing subsidized student loans repayable only on reaching a certain level of income, after graduation and employment.
Only very few colleges in Australia are authorized to award degrees, they include some medical schools and art schools. Other colleges are referred to as Post-secondary institutions offering non-degree based education and training helpful to enter one of the universities which may enable the students to achieve a degree in future. Most of the TAFE colleges use the name institute to discriminate themselves from secondary level colleges.
Different certification level courses starting from four months to thirty six months are held in these institutes training in vocational fields and also helping to enter professional courses at college or University levels. Career path starts with competent operator at level one (Certificate one) on completion of 4-6 months, certificate two at 6-8 months- advanced operator, certificate three after 12 months for Qualified trades person or technician and Supervisor by the end of 12-18 months with a certification of level 4.
Further on completion of 18-24 months, a diploma is awarded qualifying as a para-professional and finally after 24-36 months an advanced diploma which qualifies to the level of a junior manager. A student may become eligible for admission to a University or sometimes a full credit to work already finished but always to be remembered its possibilities to be only at the diploma and advanced levels.
Australian education system however is a brilliant choice for students who are keen to acquire real vocational experience even before they start with regular employment or even with university level higher education.

School Education System in Australia

The Pre-school or pre-prep concept is not mandatory and so it is quite un-regulated in comparison to primary, secondary and tertiary education. Day-care and parent run play groups are on the increase these days. When in some parts of Australia is part of the primary education, most parts of the country pre-school is privately run as Kindergarten or pre-prep, still attracting state government funding, if it is run by a registered teacher for at least 600 hours a year. Majority of the children attend pre-school just before starting with primary school as a forerunner to schooling.
School education (primary and secondary) is compulsory for all children within the specified age group and attendance is made compulsory.
A small group of children are provided home-schooling with legal sanction particularly in rural areas. Government supports through funding but an attendance fee is charged in catholic and private schools. It may be mentioned that stationery, textbooks, uniforms, school camps and other schooling costs are not covered under government funding.

Higher Education in Australia

Higher education providers are recognized under the law of the Australian Government. There are several prominent universities in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney, which includes 40 public universities, two international universities and one private university.
  • The Monash University of Melbourne is the largest with five campuses and 75,000 students.
  • There are non-self-accrediting higher education benefactors accredited by State and Territory authorities. They often come to more than 150 as listed on State and Territory registers. Several of them are registered in more than one State and Territory.
  • Ranking of Universities in Australia – According to the QS World University Ranking, thirty three Australian educational institutions are listed.
  • Twenty six institutions are listed in U.S. News & World Report's Best Global Universities Rankings.
  • 31 institutions are listed in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings,
  • 29 institutions are listed in China's Academic Ranking of World Universities ranking.

The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) evaluation in 2006 ranked the Australian education system as sixth for reading, eighth for science and thirteenth for mathematics, on a worldwide scale including 56 countries. In 2012, the Australian education was ranked thirteenth in the world by Pearson an education firm.


  1. The Australians system seems very good, maybe the UK could learn something from them x

  2. How interesting how education systems are so different from country to country! I find especially interesting and important that education is free until the ages of 16 or 17; most countries only provide primary school for free.

  3. This article brings up into the light a really important subject. Education.
    I find interesting how the education system works there and I think this should be an example.
    Thank you for sharing!

  4. It's amazing how an education system can vary so much between countries!
    Alicia x
    Aesthetic Obsessed

  5. Interesting reading! Wish my country could follow some of their rules.

  6. The facts you have mentioned are really nice. No wonder that's why students from India and other countries prefer moving there. Great Info. Keep it up.

  7. I never knew! Very interesting indeed...


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