Exchange Program Australia
Primary and Secondary education in Australia is delivered through
both government and non-government providers.
you 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.
State 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 sports.
The Federal 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.
Links 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
Mar to: Nov
Long vacation from:
1 Dec to: 28 Feb
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