Australia is a develop country and the education system in Australia is much more developed from any other country. Normally the education system in Australia is normally classified into 3 common area: the primary school area, the secondary school area and the tertiary education. Each area of study has govern some private institutions and govt. organization. But normally government funding received by most of the private institutions.

Primary and secondary school

Schooling education system is totally similar over all of state of Australia without some minor variations between territories and states. Primary and secondary School education made compulsory by the government of Australia between the ages of 6 and 16 (Year 1 to Year 9 or 10).

After primary school, according to the education system in Australia, Secondary school begins in Year 6 or Year 7, and consists of two stages: secondary school, finishing with Year 10, and senior secondary school, made up of Year 11 and Year 12. The subjects taken in the first two years are general in nature and compulsory for all pupils. Pupils must take at least six subjects per school term. The core subjects include English, mathematics, physics, social studies, the environment, foreign language, technology and creative subjects. A certificate is only awarded after Year 10 in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, called the ‘School Certificate’ in NSW, and the ‘ACT Year 10 Certificate’ in the ACT. School (primary and secondary) education is 13 years and divided into:

The Primary school – needs for 7 or 8 years, starting at Kindergarten/Preparatory through to Year 6 or 7.

The Secondary school – Runs for three or four years, from Years six or seven to ten or eight to ten.

The senior secondary school – Runs for two years, Years 11 and 12.

Tertiary education

According to the education system in Australia, Tertiary education is different to many other countries in that it is divided into two sectors; Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Higher Education.


Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector

Like all of the developed countries, Australia have a higher education structure which people normally associate with different private and govt. universities. But the Australia’s VET sector which is approved worldwide as showing the world’s best and higher service and training and practices in vocational training from Australian VET institutions. By public and private training institutions, the VET sector is comprised, which is referred to collectively as the Registered Training Organizations (RTOs). Students who are willingly wishing to do training in areas like for music industry, audio engineering or computer graphics for digital animation and gaming.

The education system in Australia approve that Vocational Education and Training sector (VET) gives students the opportunity to:

  • Gain the skills they need to enter the workforce for the first time
  • Re-enter the workforce
  • Upgrade their skills for an existing job
  • Retrain for a new job, or
  • Gain additional qualifications.

Higher Education

Basis on the education system in has the higher education sector which is approved in world class system and all its universities have more positive and comprehensive international programs. Universities in Australia always try to welcoming from the different countries students. Sensitivity, tolerance of religious and freedom of expression are positively shown and encouraged by all Australian universities. All of the Australian universities are not ranked officially, but most of the countries, instead are characterized by various types of subjects. Some universities also specialize in course and research programs according to their location. For example, country universities sometime offer programs in Ecology, Agriculture and Animal Husbandry, while universities with campuses in tropical regions might have developed courses in Tropical Medicine, Marine Biology. There are variations, with some professional and non-professional undergraduate degrees requiring minimum 4 or more years and some Masters degrees, available within one year of study. “Honours” years are available as extensions to some Bachelor degrees.

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