November 7, 2012
November 7, 2012

 With seven of the world’s top 100 universities, Australia has confirmed its position as one of the world’s leading destinations for international students.

Australia has always punched above its weight in the QS World University Rankings, and 2012 is no exception. In fact, Australia’s haul of seven universities in the global top 100 is bettered only by the US and UK.

This tally includes all but one of Australia’s elite Group of Eight, the universities at which the bulk of the nation’s cutting-edge research has traditionally taken place.

  • Australia National University leads the pack in 24th place, extending its lead over second-placed
  • University of Melbourne, which drops slightly to 36.

Fellow Group of Eight members

  • University of Sydney (39) and
  • University of Queensland (46) make the global top 50, with a further three Aussie universities in the top 100:
  • University of New South Wales (52),
  • Monash University(61), and
  • University of Western Australia (79).

 

Great job prospects

So what makes Australian universities stand out? A big strength is their reputation among international employers, which will be good news both for Australian graduates and the 240,000 international students who study there each year.

Interestingly, employers identify the University of Melbourne as the nation’s top producer of graduate talent, and ninth in the world in this measure. The rest of the Group of Eight also performs strongly in this measure, alongside other Australian institutions such as RMIT University and the University of Wollongong.

This high level of international recognition for Australian graduates is testament to Australian universities’ success in preparing candidates for the workplace. Employers are asked to identify the universities that produce the best graduates, meaning the leading Australian universities are regarded as a great place to find highly skilled employees.

 

Global student mix

Australian universities’ success may also be linked to another factor: their internationally diverse character. Australian universities were among the first to really embrace internationalization, and as a result the campuses are meeting points for students and academics from all over the world.

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August 29, 2012

 

*Please note that these dates may change without notice, please confirm on the Universities /TAFE websites.

DATE

Institute

15-Jul-12

CQUniversity Open Day 2012 Brisbane

22-Jul-12

CQUniversity Open Day 2012 Gold Coast

22-Jul-12

CQUniversity Open Day 2012 Melbourne

25-Jul-12

Southbank Institute of Technology Info Night South Brisbane, QLD

25-Jul-12

Australian Catholic University Open Day & Night Brisbane, QLD

29-Jul-12

QUT Open Day Kelvin Grove, QLD

29-Jul-12

CQUniversity Open Day 2012 Sydney

29-Jul-12

Edith Cowan University Open Day Joondalup Campus

3-Aug-12

CQUniversity Open Day 2012 Gladstone

4-Aug-12

Monash University Berwick, Gippsland, Peninsula, VIC

5-Aug-12

Monash University Caulfield, Clayton, Parkville, VIC

5-Aug-12

University of Southern Queensland Hervey Bay, QLD

5-Aug-12

CQUniversity Open Day 2012 Noosa

5-Aug-12

La Trobe University Open Day Albury-Wodonga

5-Aug-12

University of Queensland St Lucia, QLD

5-Aug-12

Curtain University Open Day Perth, WA

5-Aug-12

James Cook University Open Day Mackay, QLD

8-Aug-12

University of Queensland Ipswich, QLD

10-Aug-12

La Trobe University Open Day Shepparton, VIC

12-Aug-12

CQUniversity Open Day 2012 Bundaberg

12-Aug-12

Edith Cowan University Open Day Mount Lawley Campus

12-Aug-12

Griffith University Gold Coast, Nathan and South Bank, QLD

12-Aug-12

RMIT University Melbourne, VIC

12-Aug-12

Australian Catholic University Open Day & Night Melbourne, VIC

12-Aug-12

Deakin University Warrnambool, VIC

12-Aug-12

University of Sunshine Coast Open Day Sunshine Coast, QLD

12-Aug-12

University of Western Australia Perth, WA

17-Aug-12

La Trobe University Open Day Mildura, VIC

17-Aug-12

Flinders University Adelaide, SA

18-Aug-12

TAFENSW Hunter Institute  2012 Open Day Central Coast at  Ourimbah

18-Aug-12

University of Newcastle Open day Central Coast, NSW

19-Aug-12

University of Notre Dame Fremantle, WA

19-Aug-12

University of Southern Queensland Toowoomba, QLD

19-Aug-12

CQUniversity Open Day 2012 Mackay

19-Aug-12

La Trobe University Open Day Bendigo, VIC

19-Aug-12

Murdoch University Perth, WA

19-Aug-12

University of Queensland Gatton, QLD

19-Aug-12

Deakin University Geelong, VIC

19-Aug-12

James Cook University Open Day Cairns, QLD

19-Aug-12

Swinburne University Melbourne, VIC

19-Aug-12

University of Adelaide Adelaide, SA

19-Aug-12

University of Melbourne Melbourne, VIC

19-Aug-12

University of South Australia Open day Adelaide, SA

20-Aug-12

Holmesglen Institute of TAFE Chadstone, Moorabbin, Waverley, VIC

25-Aug-12

TAFENSW Sydney Institute  Open Day 2012 at Ultimo College

25-Aug-12

University of Notre Dame Sydney, NSW

25-Aug-12

Australia National University Open Day Canberra, ACT

25-Aug-12

Australian Catholic University Open Day & Night Canberra, ACT

25-Aug-12

Sydney Uni Open Day Sydney, NSW

25-Aug-12

University of Newcastle Open day Newcastle, NSW

25-Aug-12

UTS Open day Sydney, NSW

26-Aug-12

University of Southern Queensland Springfield, QLD

26-Aug-12

CQUniversity Open Day 2012 Rockhampton

26-Aug-12

La Trobe University Open Day Melbourne, VIC

26-Aug-12

UTAS Open Day Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast Campuses

26-Aug-12

Australian Catholic University Open Day & Night Ballarat, VIC

26-Aug-12

Charles Darwin University Open Day Darwin, NT

26-Aug-12

Deakin University Melbourne, VIC

26-Aug-12

James Cook University Open Day Townsville, QLD

26-Aug-12

University of Ballarat Ballarat, VIC

26-Aug-12

University of Western Sydney Open Day Parramatta, NSW

27-Aug-12

University of Canberra Open Day Canberra, ACT

29-Aug-12

TAFENSW South Western Sydney Institute  Employment Expo and Open Day at Miller College

29-Aug-12

TAFENSW South Western Sydney Institute  SWSi Information Evening at Liverpool College

29-Aug-12

TAFENSW Western Institute  Dubbo College

30-Aug-12

TAFENSW Western Sydney Institute  Nirimba College (Quakers Hill)

30-Aug-12

University of Newcastle Open day Port Macquarie, NSW

01-Sep-12

TAFENSW North Coast Institute  Spring into TAFE at Taree Campus

1-Sep-12

Australian Catholic University Open Day & Night North Sydney, NSW

1-Sep-12

UNSW Info Day 2012 Kensington Campus, NSW

04-Sep-12

TAFENSW North Coast Institute  Deadly Day, Deadly Night at Wauchope Campus

05-Sep-12

TAFENSW Sydney Institute  Eora College Open Evening

06-Sep-12

TAFENSW North Coast Institute  Deadly Day, Deadly Night at Ballina Campus

08-Sep-12

TAFENSW Sydney Institute  Design Centre Enmore Open Day

8-Sep-12

Australian Catholic University Open Day & Night Strathfield, NSW

8-Sep-12

Macquarie University Open Day North Ryde, NSW

11-Sep-12

TAFENSW Sydney Institute  Sutherland College, Gymea Open Evening

12-Sep-12

TAFENSW Sydney Institute  St George College Open Evening

12-Sep-12

TAFENSW Sydney Institute  Sutherland College, Loftus Open Evening

15-Sep-12

TAFENSW Sydney Institute  Petersham College Open Day

15-Sep-12

TAFENSW Western Sydney Institute  Richmond College

10-Nov-12

TAFENSW Illawarra Institute  Wollongong Campus

13-Nov-12

TAFENSW Illawarra Institute  Cooma Campus

13-Nov-12

TAFENSW Illawarra Institute  Dapto Campus

13-Nov-12

TAFENSW Illawarra Institute  Moss Vale Campus

13-Nov-12

TAFENSW Illawarra Institute  Ulladulla Campus

13-Nov-12

TAFENSW Illawarra Institute  Yallah Campus

13-Nov-12

TAFENSW Illawarra Institute  Yass Campus

14-Nov-12

TAFENSW Illawarra Institute  Moruya Campus

14-Nov-12

TAFENSW Illawarra Institute  Queanbeyan Campus

14-Nov-12

TAFENSW Illawarra Institute  Shellharbour Campus

15-Nov-1
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TAFENSW Illawarra Institute  Bega Campus

15-Nov-12

TAFENSW Illawarra Institute  Goulburn Campus

15-Nov-12

TAFENSW Illawarra Institute  Nowra Campus

December 9, 2009

 

Technical and Further Education or TAFE (pronounced [tæɪf]) institutions provide a wide range of predominantly vocational tertiary educationcourses in Australia, mostly qualifying courses under the National Training System/Australian Qualifications Framework/Australian Quality Training Framework. Fields covered include hospitality, tourism, construction, engineering, secretarial skills, visual arts, computer programming and community work.

 

Individual TAFE institutions (usually with many campuses) are known as either colleges or institutes, depending on the state or territory. TAFE colleges are owned, operated and financed by the various State and Territory Governments. This is in contrast to the higher education sector, whose funding is predominantly the domain of the Commonwealth government and whose universities are predominantly owned by the state governments.

 

  1. Qualifications awarded by TAFE colleges

TAFE colleges generally award qualifications up to the level of advanced diploma, which is below that of Bachelor degree within the Australian Qualifications Framework. In many instances TAFE study can be used as partial credit towards Bachelor degree-level university programs.

 

From 2002 the TAFE education sector has been able to offer Bachelor degrees and post-graduate diploma courses to fill niche areas, particularly vocationally focused areas of study based on industry needs. As at June 2009 10 TAFE colleges (mainly in Victoria, but also Western Australia, ACT, and Queensland) now confer their own degree-level awards and post graduate diplomas, though not beyond the level of Bachelor degree; this practice is somewhat controversial due to the blurring of once clearly defined boundaries between sectors.[1][2]


Students who enroll in these undergraduate degree courses at TAFE are required to pay full fees and are not entitled to Commonwealth Government supported student fee loans. While Universities have the ability and power to design and offer their own degree courses, each TAFE degree course must be assessed and approved by the Higher Education Accreditation Committee (HEAC).[1]


TAFEs in some states can also teach senior high school qualifications, like the VCE and the HSC. Some universities, e.g. Charles Darwin University and Swinburne University of Technology, offer TAFE courses; these are funded by the local state and territory governments. Some High Schools also deliver courses developed and accredited by TAFEs.

 

Some private institutions also offer courses from TAFEs, however they more commonly offer other vocational education and training courses.

 

Note that many Australians refer to all sub-degree courses as ‘TAFE’ courses, no matter what institution creates or delivers the course. Before the 1990s, the TAFEs had a near monopoly in the sector. TAFE courses provide students an opportunity for certificate, diploma, and advanced diploma qualifications in a wide range of areas.

 

  1. Links to immigration outcomes

Taking TAFE courses may entitle the trainee to be eligible for the skilled immigration program of Australia [3]. This results in large numbers of international students who have enrolled into TAFE courses for seeking immigration outcomes.

 

  1. TAFE colleges by state/territory

In most cases, TAFE campuses are grouped into TAFE institutions along geographic lines. Most TAFEs are given a locally recognised region of the country where they exclusively operate covering a wide range of subjects.

 

A few TAFEs specialise in a single area of study. These are usually found near the middle of the capital cities, and service the whole state or territory. For example, the Trade and Technician Skills Institute in Brisbane, (from 1 July 2006), specialises in automotive, building and construction, manufacturing and engineering, and electrical/electronic studies for students throughout Queensland. Or the William Angliss Institute of TAFE in Melbourne which specialises in food, hospitality and tourism courses for Victoria.

  1. 4 Australian Capital Territory

In the Australian Capital Territory these include:

 

  1. 5 New South Wales

There are ten TAFE NSW Institutes in NSW which include:

 

  1. 6 Northern Territory

In the Northern Territory these include:

 

  1. 7 Queensland

In QueenslandTAFE Queensland includes:

 

  1. 8 South Australia

In South AustraliaTAFE SA includes:

  1. 9 Tasmania

In Tasmania, there are two government TAFE organisations:

 

  1. 10 Victoria

In Victoria these include:

 

  1. 11 Western Australia

In Western Australia TAFEWA includes:

 

  1. References
    1. a b TAFE gears up to offer degrees By Rebecca Scott, The Age July 24 2002. Accessed August 3 2008
    2. ^ Leesa Wheelahan, Gavin Moodie, Stephen Billett and Ann Kelly, Higher education in TAFE, Research report published by National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), September 3, 2009. Accessed September 24, 2009
    3. ^ Skilled migration coursesQueensland Government December 3 2008. Accessed November 9 2009

 

 

Source: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia