As an alternative to senior high school, international students can choose to complete foundation study which is especially designed to prepare international students to study at Australian universities.
Tertiary education includes both higher education (including universities) and vocational education and training (VET).
Australian universities are highly regarded around the world and many have developed strong education relationships with partners in the Asia Pacific region. They offer a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees including:
Undergraduate: Bachelor, honours, diplomas, certificates
Postgraduate: PhD, Master’s and postgraduate diploma
Vocational Education and Training (VET):
This is the part of tertiary education and training which provides accredited training in job related and technical skills. It covers a large number of careers and industries like trades and office work, retail, hospitality and technology. Qualifications range from certificate II to certificate IV, and diploma and advanced diploma. Individuals can be trained in part qualifications or ‘skills sets’ VET is supported, managed and kept relevant by a network of organisations and VET authorities.
English Language Courses (ELICOS)
There are approximately 100 private English language centres in Australia. Courses in English can be taken for a variety of reasons including study, travel, immigration or business purposes. English courses can also be undertaken at some universities and TAFE institutions.