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It's the end of year 12, you are about to finish school and now thinking about future and there are a lot of pathways to consider. Going into further education is a great way to enhance your skills and your employability prospects. Apart from the more lengthy academic option of going into University studies there is an alternative of doing a vocational training if your area of expertise doesn't...

If you are planning to practice private tutoring, either at your home or in your local area, there are some aspects to consider before getting started. The points below are only a few you need to consider so that your tutoring plans are well organised Subject(s) you want to teach Generally, tutors tend to provide tuition in no more than three subjects: if you feel like you can...

Here in Australia we have a third dimension added to the state school/independent school binary: the Catholic school. Originally founded as charitable institutions back in the 19th century, they nowadays inhabit a halfway-house between the public and private spheres: their funding is sourced through a mixture of government tax money and compulsory parental fees. As a consequence, they u...

Structure The core years children are expected to attend school are 6 to 16, although some states vary by a year each way, with some children starting at 5 and being able to leave at 17. The years are broken up into a two-stage Primary School-High School structure, with kids attending Primaries from the ages of 5 to 11 and High School from 12-18. Curriculum After yea...

Entrance exams in Australia can be roughly split into two categories: public and private. While government schools by default do not require 'entrance' exams during primary and secondary education, many government-funded institutes of tertiary education (Technical and Further Education colleges and universities) require them, the content of which varies state by state. Nearly all of the...