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European Australian Business : 2008
English language training providers in Australia provide a wide range of courses, for beginners to advanced learners, which prepare students for general conversation, further study, and major internationally recognised tests. Australian teachers The quality of education delivery by Australian teachers is a key compo- nent of the quality assurance system. Students at Australian institutions are taught by highly qualified profession- als. Australian school teachers undergo a minimum of four years’ university training which includes compulsory classroom training. They also regularly participate in professional learning to further enhance their skills. English language teachers undergo a similar level of training and must have a degree and an approved English lan- guage teaching qualification. Teachers of VET must have a government-approved certificate in assessment and training and relevant trade or industry qualifications. It is common for VET teachers to exceed these requirements. Australian uni- versity teachers have postgraduate qualifications or a higher degree and more than half have a doctorate. International collaboration The infrastructure in Australian education and training institutions is sophisticated and modern. Australia has a reputation for adopting new technologies more rapidly than many other countries. Research facilities in universities are cutting edge, with many research teams at the forefront of their specialisations. Many students have used universities’ sophisticated laboratories, computer centres and libraries to make major advances in business, industry and medical science that have had a profound impact on the lives of people around the world. Websites www.deewr.gov.au www.aei.gov.au www.studyinaustralia.gov.au The Hon Julia Gillard MP Deputy Prime Minister of Australia, Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Minister for Education, Minister for Social Inclusion The Hon Julia Gillard MP foreword 19