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European Australian Business : 2008
80 acpet This year, more than two million students chose to study at private colleges across Australia. English language studies, business, natural medicine, art and design, hospitality, hairdressing, tourism and technology courses are all popular choices for students at private colleges. All private providers have Australian Government accreditation and are registered education and training organisations. Private colleges of- fer pathways for entry to vocational programs or university degrees. Many ACPET members offer higher education degrees covering Bachelors, Masters and Doctorates in a range of disciplines, including natural medi- cine, business, legal studies, music and hospitality. Another feature of our international activity is represent- ing the 130 private sector English language colleges delivering fully ac- credited English language courses for overseas students. With over 1,200 members around the country, the Australian Council for Pri- vate Education and Training (ACPET) is the peak national industry association for private providers of post-com- pulsory education and training. We represent independent training orga- nizations who offer courses across all sectors including higher education, English language, school, foundation and vocational studies. ACPET membership indicates an educational institution with a strong focus on student success with supe- rior facilities, caring staff, and modern teaching methods. ACPET members deliver a full range of government accredited courses and maintain high academic and profes- sional standards. ACPET members are required to sign and abide by the ACPET Code of Eth- ics. ACPET provides a safeguard for the welfare of students and a guarantee to protect overseas student tuition fees through the ACPET Overseas Student Tuition Assurance Scheme (OSTAS). At ACPET your career options are endless Tourism and Hospitality Courses - a popular choice with European students