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Why international medical students deserve a place in Australian hospitals

| November 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

  Professor Lesleyanne Hawthorne writes: Amid Australia’s ongoing doctor shortage, the health system risks losing dozens of Australian-trained, foreign-born doctors because of a shortage of intern places. The Australian Medical Students Association estimates the system needs 182 intern places to ensure all international students can finish their medical training and gain full registration as doctors. […]

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The future’s bright down under

| November 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

 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 […]

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TAFE to Uni Option boosts student numbers

| August 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

  USQ Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) student Clare Anthony took advantage of the Tafe pathway by completing a diploma before beginning her degree. AN initiative developed between the University of Southern Queensland and Tafe Queensland to encourage more students to take up tertiary education has returned promising results. More than 740 students have already joined […]

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Zero to Twelve: A solid Australian education

| June 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Australian education system has earned a reputation of being one of the most sought after curricula in the world. In June last year, more than 15,000 Malaysian international students were living in Australia. In 2010, 73 countries took part in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) testing, an internationally standardised assessment for 15-year-olds, […]

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Big Australia looms as migration surges

| March 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

  A renewed pride in the Australian flag seems to have bloomed as a new wave of patriotism sweeps the nation. Picture: Bob Barker MIGRANT numbers have hit a two-year high, confirming that we are hurtling towards a “Big Australia”. And more than 160 protection visas are being issued to asylum seekers each week as […]

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