If you have children and are considering a move to Western Australia on a 457 Visa then I’m afraid your journey down under looks likely to be a slightly more expensive one. Following changes flagged in the recent Western Australian budget, from January 2014 a new $4,000 fee per child per year will apply if […]
It seems like forever ago that we were choosing a school down under for our 4 year old. I guess it was to a degree. All the way back in February 2006, we researched schools in Australia and visited what was then to become the first school our son would attend when we arrived permanently in Australia […]
The eight in our series of articles covering education in australia looks at the education system in the small state of Tasmania. The education system in Tasmania comprises two tertiary education institutions; the government run K-12 schooling system, and numerous independent private schools and colleges, most of which are controlled or sponsored by religious organisations. Public education […]
The seventh in our series of articles looking at education in Australia focuses on the Australian State of Victoria Tiers Pre-school in Victoria Pre-school in Victoria is relatively unregulated and not compulsory. The first exposure many Australian children have to learn with others outside of traditional parenting is day care or a parent-run playgroup. This […]
The sixth in our series of articles looking at education in Australia focuses on the Education system in South Australia. Primary and secondary Schooling in South Australia On 1 January 2009, the school leaving age in South Australia was raised to 17 (having previously been 15 and then 16). Education is compulsory for all children […]
The fifth in our series of articles looking at Education in Australia covers the Education System within the state of the Northern Territory (NT) Primary and secondary Northern Territory school education consists of six years of primary schooling, including one transition year, three years of middle schooling, and three years of secondary schooling. In the […]
The forth in our series of artices looking at Education in Australia covers the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). Almost all educational institutions in the Australian Capital Territory are located within Canberra. The ACT public education system schooling is normally split up into Pre-School, Primary School (K-6), High School (7–10) and College (11–12) followed by studies […]
The third in our series of articles looking at education in Australia covers education within New South Wales. The NSW school system comprises a kindergarten to year twelve system with primary schooling up to year 6 and secondary schooling between year 7 and 12. Schooling is compulsory until age 17. Primary and secondary schools include […]
Following on from our overview of Education in Australia, the next article in this series focuses on Education in Western Australia. Education in Western Australia is supervised by the Department of Education and Training (DET), which forms part of the Government of Western Australia. It follows a three-tier system, consisting of primary education (primary schools), […]
It doesn’t seem two minutes since our little girl was born, but here we are four years later and yesterday, junior number two started her first day at Kindy! Education in Australia is going to be a key consideration for those looking to make the move down under so with this in mind, we’ll be posting […]
- Education in Tasmania - Getting Down Under | Getting Down Under[...] eight in our series of articles coverin...
- Education in Victoria Australia - Getting Down Under | Getting Down Under[...] seventh in our series of articles looki...
- Education In South Australia - Getting Down Under[...] sixth in our series of articles looking...
- Education in the Northern Territory (NT) - Getting Down Under[...] fifth in our series of articles looking...