The Australian education system is divided into the University, Vocational and English language sectors.
University is the highest level of study in Australia. Students can study at the undergraduate level (Bachelors degree) or postgraduate level (Graduate Certificate, diploma, Masters, PhD).
Vocational institutions are closely linked with industry, making courses very practical and skill-based. Vocational Courses are provided at both the government funded and Further Education (TAFE) institutes and at private institutions. Many courses provide advanced standing into university degrees.
English language courses are undertaken for study, travel, immigration or business purposes. There are around 100 private English language centers in Australia. Some universities and TAFE institutes also offer English language courses