In the 2017 QS World University Rankings, 13 per cent of Australia’s universities were ranked in the Top 50 and 67 per cent in the Top 500 in the world.
Australia is internationally regarded as having one of the most advanced and innovative education and training systems in the world. It has been teaching international students for over 60 years and attracts approximately 500,000 students from around 200 countries each year.
Australian graduates, including international graduates, are highly sought after by international employers.
Australia offers a diverse range of study options for international students, with more than 1,100 institutions and 22,000 courses to choose from. The Australian education system provides primary, secondary and tertiary education as is distinguished from many other countries by the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). The AQF is a national policy that shows how qualifications relate to each other at each level of education. International students can study at all levels of education from primary and secondary school, to vocational education and training (VET), from English language courses to higher education (including universities).