Education System in Australia
English is the official language of Australia and the main language of instruction in the education system. Australian education system consists of Primary school, Secondary school and Senior Secondary School. Tertiary education in Australia includes both higher education (including universities) and vocational education and training (VET).
The Australian education system is made up of 41 universities; of those, 37 are public and therefore funded by the Commonwealth Government. While considering admissions to Australian universities, it is a centralized process in each of Australia’s states and territories, but the international students are often selected by the universities themselves.
The domestic students frequently receive scholarships and financial aid from the Commonwealth but the international students are not eligible for these awards. Most of the students studying in Australia pay full tuition fees, in some cases they receive support from their home university or a third-party sponsor.
A 2013 report announced Australia as the world’s most expensive place to study abroad, with average tuition fees and living expenses totaling nearly $38,000 USD a year (the U.S. ranked second most expensive, and the UK third). Regardless of this, it is also the world's most popular country for international students, suggesting that high costs haven’t deterred overseas students from investing in an Australian education to be a part of the Australian qualifications framework.
As per the Australia education system and school system, the Australian schools, including the government schools, are based on important abilities one must have in his life: Literacy, Numeracy, Information and communication technology, creative thinking, personal and social capability, ethical understanding, intercultural understanding. So these abilities are inculcated in the school students at a very early stage.
Higher education institutions at all levels in Australia must satisfy certain requirements related to their facilities. With this being said, these education institutions are equipped with computers and Internet and have advanced laboratories.