Commonwealth of Australia, commonly called as Australia, is a country in the southern hemisphere comprising the mainland of the world's smallest continent, the major island of Tasmania, and numerous other islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Neighbouring countries include Indonesia, East Timor, and Papua New Guinea to the north, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, and New Caledonia to the north-east, and New Zealand to the south-east.
The capital is Canberra with the largest city being Sydney. English is the de facto national language. As per the 2011 estimate, the population is 22,729,927. The currency is Australian Dollar (AUD)
Vocational Training in Australia
In Australia vocational education and training is mostly post-secondary and provided through the Vocational Education and Training (VET) system by Registered Training Organisations. This system encompasses both public and private providers in a national training framework consisting of the Australian Qualifications Framework(AQF) and Industry Training Packages that define the assessment standards for the different vocational qualifications.
Since the states and territories are responsible for most public delivery and all regulation of providers, a central concept of the system is "national recognition" whereby the assessments and awards of any one registered training organisation must be recognised by all others and the decisions of any state or territory training authority must be recognised by the other states and territories.
This allows national portability of qualifications and units of competency. A crucial feature of the Training Package system is that the content of the vocational qualifications is theoretically defined by industry and not by government or training providers. A Training Package is "owned" by one of eleven Industries Skills Councils that are responsible for developing and reviewing the qualifications.
The National Centre for Vocational Education Research or NCVER is a not-for-profit company owned by the federal, state and territory ministers responsible for training. It is responsible for collecting, managing, analysing, evaluating and communicating research and statistics about vocational education and training (VET). American College follows the guidelines as laid down by Vocational Education and Training (VET) system.
Indicative Costs of Living
Cost of living in Brisbane varies according to your lifestyle. A general guide to costs of living per week can be found below
American College is a "Home away from home" for me. Everyone in the college is very helpful and supportive. Aside from studying I had also been given the opportunity to work with them. I love being a part of it.Sonam (Bhutan)
American College was a good choice for several reasons. It is multicultural, it has a wide range of courses, teachers and staff are nice and helpful. The courses are informative and prepare one for real life. Studying here is a fruitful experience.Georgina (Hungary)
I would like to thank American College for their most invaluable help, support and promptness in assisting me with the Diploma in Counselling, Great work and again, thanks so much.Ben