Educatia in Australia

Thinking of moving to Australia? If relocating involves bringing the
little ones then take a look at this quick guide to schools down under.

The Australian
education system is similar to that of the UK, with school life
starting at kindergarten at the age of 4 or 5 depending on which state
you are looking in followed by 12 years of primary and secondary
education. At the end of secondary school you can take an exam which
will give you a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education, a certificate
which is recognised by all Australian universities and vocational
training institutions as well as many international universities.This
certificate has a lot in common with the American SAT system where every
student’s chances of attending university rest almost entirely on
achieving one grade.As with the UK, Australian States have control over
the funding of their schools however there also private sector schools
which charge fees and are usually affiliated with religious
institutions, catholic schools for example make up around two thirds of
all private schools. Thinking of moving to Australia? If relocating involves bringing the little ones then take a look at this quick guide to schools down under.

The Australian education system is similar to that of the UK, with
school life starting at kindergarten at the age of 4 or 5 depending on
which state you are looking in followed by 12 years of primary and
secondary education. At the end of secondary school you can take an exam
which will give you a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education, a
certificate which is recognised by all Australian universities and
vocational training institutions as well as many international
universities.

This certificate has a lot in common with the American SAT system where
every student’s chances of attending university rest almost entirely on
achieving one grade.

As with the UK, Australian States have control over the funding of their
schools however there also private sector schools which charge fees and
are usually affiliated with religious institutions, catholic schools
for example make up around two thirds of all private schools.