Exchange Program Australia
and Secondary education in Australia is delivered through both government
and non-government providers.
choose to attend a private school, you may have to pay additional tuition
fees, and a school uniform will be mandatory. Core subjects include: Science,
Physical Education, Foreign Language (usually French and Asian languages),
Math and English. Some schools offer optional classes, such as Computer
Science or music.
and Territory governments have major responsibility for government school
education and contribute substantially to funds for non-government schools.
Most students are enrolled in government schools which operate under the
direct responsibility of the State or Territory Education Minister, while
the rest choose non-government schooling. Whether a student attends
public or private school, the education system of Australia is of international
standard and is recognized worldwide. In the student exchange program in
Australia he range of subjects offered varies from school to school, and
some schools specialize in areas such as arts, music, drama, languages or
Government's role with respect to schooling includes the provision of significant
supplementary financial support to government and non-government school
authorities to support agreed priorities and strategies. Schooling is compulsory
from age 6 to 15 in all States except Tasmania, where it extends to 16.
However, in most States, children start primary school at the age of 5 when
they enrol in preparatory or kindergarten year, after which primary education
continues for either six or seven years, depending on the State. Secondary
education is available for either five or six years, depending on the State
and the length of primary education. Students usually commence their secondary
schooling when aged 12 or 13, reaching year 12 at 17 or 18.
between the education and training sectors have been strengthened, partially
through the introduction of the Australian Qualifications Framework which
is a unified system of twelve national qualifications in schools, vocational
education and training (Technical And Further Education Colleges and private
providers) and the higher education sector (mainly universities). The Framework
links together all these qualifications and is a highly visible, quality-assured
national system of educational recognition, which promotes lifelong learning
and a seamless and diverse education and training system.
Australian students do not choose their coursework until 11th and 12th
grades. These are the two years in which students prepare for university
studies. These two years are extremely challenging academically, and students
must study hard to prepare for university entrance exams.
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