Below is a list of the universities Rutega liaise with. Each university logo is a link to that university's website. Contact us for more information.
AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY (ACU)
The ACU has six campuses in Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, North Sydney and Strathfield. It is a public, not-for-profit university funded by the Australian Government. Its campuses are around Australia and they staff and students of all cultures and religions. ACU brings a distinct perspective to higher education by exploring cultural, social, ethical and religious issues through the lens of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition in our teaching, research and service.
By fostering and advancing knowledge in education, health, commerce, the humanities, the sciences and technology, law and the creative arts, ACU contributes to its local, national and international communities.
Our graduates will be skilled in their chosen fields, ethical in their behaviour, with a developed critical habit of mind, an appreciation of the sacred in life and a commitment to serving the common good.
BOND UNIVERSITY (BU), GOLD COAST, QUEENSLAND
Bond University is Australia's first private, not-for-profit University, offering a personalised academic environment that enables graduates to exceed the outer limits of their potential. With access to unparalleled academic and technological resources on Bond's world-class Gold Coast campus, students thrive in smaller study groups where eminent professors and industry-experienced lecturers know them by name.
By undertaking three semesters per year instead of the usual two, graduates finish their studies sooner. Combine this advantage with Bond's commitment to opening doors to blue chip employers and it becomes clear that students graduate with a clear competitive advantage over their public university peers.
CENTRAL QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY (CQU), QUEENSLAND
CQUniversity Australia has a proud record of achievement and a vision to be Australia’s most engaged University. We are well known for offering the highest levels of support for international students. In fact, we have built a reputation for our dedication to diversity, consistently garnering the top 5 stars for cultural diversity (The Good Universities Guide 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013). As a CQUniversity student, you will learn from academics who are highly qualified with extensive industry experience and represent some of the best in their fields. Our teaching approach is strongly industry based and globally focused, underpinned by cutting-edge technology and infrastructure. This ensures you graduate work-ready and puts you on a strong career path.
CQUniversity has many locations; each with its own lively character and range of facilities and services as well as program and course offerings. CQUniversity and CQ TAFE have now merged and have commenced operating as Queensland's first dual sector University. CQUniversity now offers a more comprehensive approach to education and training and has one of the largest footprints of any tertiary education institution in Australia.
CQUniversity has 15 campuses including newly merged regional Queensland campuses in Gladstone, Emerald, Mackay and Rockhampton along with existing campuses in Adelaide, Bundaberg, Brisbane, Cairns, Gladstone, Mackay, Melbourne, Rockhampton, Noosa, Sydney and Townsville.
Other locations for CQUniversity are currently established in Biloela, Cairns, Charters Towers, Cooma, Edithvale, Geraldton, Karratha, Perth and Yeppoon.
With a range of degrees to choose from, CQUniversity offers some of the best mixes of theoretical and practical learning across any of the Australian universities. There are pathway options such as English language programs and diplomas. If you are considering a research degree with us, our strong reputation and networks will open doors wherever you go.
- Built Environment and Design
- Business and Accounting
- Creative and Performing Arts
- Engineering, Mining and Technology
- Health and Medical Sciences
- Multimedia and Information Technology
- Science and Environment
CQUniversity is a truly national university with locations right across Australia. The university’s main campus is located in Rockhampton, right in the heart of Queensland where you can combine study and adventure as you explore the unique environment. You can also study at our regional campuses in Bundaberg, Gladstone, Mackay and Noosa. If you prefer to study in bustling urban environments amidst diverse cultures, we have campuses in popular capital cities in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
Our experience as an international university has allowed us to develop a student support and services network that is on hand to provide you with academic, career and personal support. It's all part of an integrated support network that has helped establish CQUniversity as one of Australia's most popular destinations for international students.
- Academic assistance
- Casual employment and career advice
- Personal Welfare
- Accommodation, visa and health cover advice
- Social activities, both on and off campus
- Student mentors
CQUniversity is committed to excellence in research and innovation and strives to achieve relevance in our research goals through linkages with industry, business, government and the community, and through collaboration with national and international researchers and their respective networks.
Results from the Australian Government's Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) further demonstrate our commitment to research. According to results announced in 2012, CQUniversity is ranked ‘At World Standard’ for Nursing research and ‘Well Above World Standard’ for Applied Mathematics, Agriculture and Land Management, and research allocated to Other Medical and Health Science.
CRICOS Provider Codes: QLD 00219C; NSW 01315F; VIC 01624D
CURTIN UNIVERSITY, PERTH, WA
Professor Jeanette Hackett, Vice-Chancellor:
I am pleased to welcome you to Curtin University of Technology. As Curtin's Vice-Chancellor, I am pleased to welcome you to Western Australia's largest and most multi-cultural university. We have a strong commitment to international engagement with Australia's third largest international student population. We maintain a campus in Sarawak, Malaysia while also conducting face-to-face teaching in a number of countries. This cultural diversity adds a rich and valuable dimension to our campus atmosphere and also prepares our graduates to live and work in an increasingly global environment.
We have a long standing commitment to indigenous education and culture and have the highest enrolment of Indigenous Australians of any university in the country. Our Centre for Aboriginal Studies is recognised as a national leader in its field and we were the first university in Australia to sign a Statement of Reconciliation.
Curtin is also fundamentally committed to providing regional education within Western Australia through campuses and education centres spread across the state including Esperance, Geraldton, Kalgoorlie, Karratha, Margaret River, Northam, Port Hedland and Albany. We also have a campus in Sydney.
We are widely recognised for the practical and applied nature of our courses, which equip graduates with essential skills through exposure to industry and business, and our research, which focuses on solving real world problems. This combination enables our graduates to be effective in the workplace immediately upon graduation.
As part of this approach, Curtin has always fostered successful partnerships with industry, business and government to enhance the quality of our scholarship, teaching and research. We will continue to develop existing partnerships and to establish new ones in areas relevant to our research and teaching.
Curtin is a vibrant international institution with an exciting future and I invite you to join with us as we move forward.
Please note that the following Masters courses have been accredited for 'Professional' status by the Australian Computer Society (ACS):
- Master of Information Systems Management - 12 units (1.5 year completion)
- Master of Information Technology - 12 units (1.5 year completion)
- Master of Internet Security and Forensics - 12 units (1.5 year completion)
- Master of Commerce (Information Systems) - 16 units (2 years)
EDITH COWAN UNIVERSITY (ECU), PERTH, WA
Edith Cowan University (ECU) is located in the beautiful city of Perth, Western Australia. It is renowned for being a friendly, safe, and cosmopolitan city with a Mediterranean climate. ECU focuses on innovation and excellence and offers an outstanding environment for students with a combination of state-of-the-art facilities, award-winning staff and innovative and relevant courses with a practical, hands-on approach to learning.
ECUs approach to learning is based on the needs of their students and what employers say they are really looking for in graduates. So when you start your journey at ECU, you will find that they do things differently. ECU works alongside industry, balancing theory and practice, to help you hit the workplace running. ECU engages industry bodies and individual, community and government organisations to make sure their courses – and your knowledge – stay fully up to date.
ECU is one of the largest multi-campus universities in Australia offering courses from undergraduate to doctoral levels. ECU has two metropolitan campuses in Mount Lawley and Joondalup, and a regional South West campus in Bunbury, approximately 150 kilometres south of Perth. With over 23,500 students, including approximately 4,000 international students from 104 countries, ECU is a truly multi-cultural environment.
There are over 400 courses on offer at ECU, with a diverse range of majors, minors and electives; you’ll have no problem finding just the right course for you.
Study areas include:
- Biology & Environmental Sciences
- Communications & Arts
- Computing & Security
- Engineering & Technology
- Exercise & Health Sciences
- Law & Justice
- Medical & Paramedical Sciences
- Nursing & Midwifery
- Psychology & Social Science
- Teacher Education
- Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts
ECU received a five-star rating for teaching quality and overall satisfaction for the fifth year in a row from The Good Universities Guide 2014. In the QS World University Rankings by Subject for 2013, ECU’s education & training and communications & media were named in the top 200 worldwide.
Divisions of note include the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), recognised as one of Australia's most prestigious performing arts training academies; the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Postgraduate Medicine which offers the largest undergraduate nursing program in Western Australia; and the School of Education which offers the widest range of secondary teaching specialisations within WA.
The University provides many services for students including health centres, academic skills counselling, personal counselling, religious counselling and accommodation services.
Each campus has excellent library and study areas, computer facilities, recreational amenities including cafeterias, full media services and a wide range of specialist support services for staff and students.
On-campus accommodation is provided in self-catered apartments on all campuses. The student villages provide a modern, friendly environment with the majority of apartments supporting a six-bedroom configuration with shared kitchen, living facilities and one - two bathrooms.
Additional to the convenience of living on-campus, all villages are located within close proximity to local shops, sport and recreation facilities and are easily accessible by public transport.
Our on-campus apartment-style accommodation is in high demand. For more information and to apply, visit www.ecuvillage.com.au
ECU’s official YouTube channel is regularly updated with the latest news, events and testimonials from ECU. Subscribe now and be the first to know the moment a new video is uploaded to the channel. www.youtube.com/user/edithcowanuniversity Thinking of studying at ECU? The official ECU Future Students Facebook page is regularly updated with the latest for those who are looking to become ECU students. www.facebook.com/ecujourney
CRICOS IPC 00279B
FLINDERS UNIVERSITY, ADELAIDE, SA
Flinders University is an integral part of Australia's respected higher education system and makes an important economic and social contribution to South Australia and to the nation. Flinders has a high research profile and consistently ranks among Australia's top universities on a per capita basis for research.
Established in 1966, in a period of significant expansion of higher education in Australia, we have grown to become a model for a modern university - successful, progressive and dynamic yet still friendly and accessible.
We emphasise innovation and excellence in our educational programs and research across a wide range of disciplines. Flinders is steadily expanding its international profile and has increasing numbers of onshore and offshore students who come from over 80 countries.
Griffith University has five campuses near Brisbane, Queensland - Gold Coast, Logan, Mt Gravott, Nathan and South Bank
Since opening its doors in 1975, Griffith University has come to be regarded as one of Australia's most innovative tertiary institutions and one of the most influential universities in the Asia-Pacific region. We were the very first university in Australia to offer degrees in Asian studies and Environmental studies to our students and we remain a pioneer in these fields. We have grown to be a large multi-campus institution with internationally recognised strengths in teaching and research. Griffith now offers more than 300 degrees across five campuses and is home to more than 43,000 students from 131 countries. Griffith is Australia’s ninth largest higher education provider.
Three Hundred Degrees
Offering over 300 degrees, Griffith University has an extensive range of study options that can take you where you want to go:
- Humanities and languages
- Business and commerce
- Engineering and IT
- Environment, planning and architecture
- Criminology and law
- Science and aviation
- Visual and creative arts
Griffith University allows you to choose where you want to learn. Our five campuses span three cities between Brisbane and the Gold Coast, each with distinct areas of teaching and research strength and working closely with its local community.
- Gold Coast campus
- Logan campus
- Mt Gravatt campus
- Nathan campus
- South Bank campus
Visit Our World to share in the stories of our students, staff, and graduates and learn about their positive contributions to the world.
Established in 1971, Griffith opened its doors at Nathan in 1975 to 451 students in four schools: Australian Environmental Studies, Humanities, Modern Asian Studies and Science. For more information on our history and to find out why the university is named Griffith take a moment to read through our History page or jump straight in to our Fast Facts page.
Reflecting the dynamic nature of the region, over $2 billion in capital infrastructure for new health services is underway to accommodate the growing health needs of the Gold Coast population.
The new $150 million Griffith Health Centre and the %1,76 billion Gold Coast University Hospital are both scheduled to open in 2013. The co-location of Griffith University and the Gold Coast University Hospital and their new state-of-the-art facilities will significantly extend the range of health and medical services on the Gold Coast. These facilities will create the ideal hands-on environment for the clinical training of doctors, nurses and future health professionals.
MONASH UNIVERSITY, MELBOURNE, VICTORIA
Monash University was established in Melbourne, Australia in 1958. In little more than 50 years we have become Australia’s largest university, earning an enviable national and international reputation for research and teaching excellence. We are the youngest member of the Group of Eight, the coalition of Australia’s most prestigious research-intensive universities.
We are named after Sir John Monash, a famous Australian who contributed to almost every level of national life. Sir John had a simple philosophy: “...equip yourself for life, not merely for your own benefit, but for the benefit of the whole community.” This guides everything we do: our approach to education, our research ambitions, our people, our communities and our global initiatives.
Indeed, the concept of transformation lies at the heart of the Monash philosophy. For students, researchers and staff, that philosophy is not only about transforming their own lives but also making a difference to the lives of others.
With more than 270,000 graduates across the world, campuses in Australia, Malaysia and South Africa, an education and research centre in Italy, a joint-research academy in India, the Southeast University-Monash University Joint Graduate School in Suzhou, China and a truly unique alliance with the University of Warwick in the UK, Monash is a global university with the ambition and ability to address momentous global challenges. Partnerships - local and global
Monash has a strong track record of long-term, successful relationships with industry, government and the community. Its partnerships and engagement programs range from close links with immediate neighbours to groundbreaking collaborations with organisations across the world. In 2012, Monash established a landmark alliance with Warwick University in the UK, aiming to redefine the very concept of a global university. A priority of the alliance is to deliver a seamless international experience for students and prepare them for life in a globally integrated labour market. The partnership will develop a range of jointly delivered degrees, with students undertaking study at both universities.
Also in 2012, Monash became the first Australian university to receive a licence to operate in China, one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing economies. Our international collaboration at Suzhou with the Southeast University (SEU) – one of China’s key national universities – will produce postgraduates and researchers with ideas to change people’s lives in the region and the world for the better.
Located in north-eastern Mumbai, The IITB Monash Research Academy is a partnership between the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) and Monash University. The institution is focused on providing innovative research outcomes for industries in India and Australia. These include petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, automotive, infrastructure, biotechnology, life sciences, IT and financial markets.
Monash researchers have been leaders in areas like IVF and reproduction, road safety, malaria and influenza treatment, and stem cells for many years, and in some cases, decades.
In the last twenty years alone, Monash researchers have:
- designed and synthesised a drug which would be released as the breakthough anti-flu pharmaceutical product, Relenza in 1999.
- developed a single, oral-dose cure for malaria, effective in laboratory conditions (2004). Today, the new drug is in the second phase of clinical trials on humans and promises to be cheap, easy to manufacture and quick to administer.
- worked out how to deactivate the digestive enzyme in our bodies used by the malarial parasite to sustain itself (2009). This discovery is also being used to develop drugs to treat malaria.
- discovered a potential new treatment for breast cancer (2010). Over four years, their research team analysed more than 400 human breast cancer tissue samples. They found that more aggressive breast tumours were less likely to be accompanied by the presence of a protein known as INPP4B. They then created an antibody to INPP4B, which easily detects the protein in biopsies.
- demonstrated that nerve stem cells could be derived from human embryonic stem cells in the laboratory (2000). They later showed that, outside of the laboratory, human embryonic stem cells could develop into nerve cells, raising the revolutionary prospect of treating a range of diseases from Parkinson's through to Alzheimer's and diabetes.
Monash consistently rates highly in three of the world’s most prestigious university ranking indices:
Monash is ranked:
- in the top one per cent of world universities - 117th in the world - according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2011-2012)
- the 61st university in the world according to the 2012 QS World University Rankings
- in the top 150 world universities according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities compiled by Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2011-2012) rates us:
- the 5th best university in Oceania, a jump of three places on last year (2011-2012)
- one of only seven Australian universities in the world’s top 200 (2011-2012)
- the 33rd university in the world for Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health.
The QS World University Rankings (2012) rates Monash among:
- the top 40 universities in the world for Life Sciences and Medicine
- the top 40 universities in the world for Social Sciences and Management
- the top 50 universities in the world for Arts and Humanities
- the top 60 universities in the world for Engineering and Technology
- the top 80 universities in the world for Natural Sciences.
The Academic Ranking of World Universities (2012) rates us:
- the best university in Australia and one of the top 75 universities in the world for Chemistry
- the best university in Australia and one of the top 75 universities in the world for Engineering/Technology and Computer Science
- the best university in Australia and among the top 100 universities in the world for Computer Science (as a standalone discipline)
- in the top 150 for Life and Agricultural Sciences.
Monash is a university of progress and optimism. It sees a brighter future as more than just possible - it is something for which the university is directly responsible; something it can help to create.
It is the university’s role to tackle the big questions and meet the challenges the future holds. Above all, the university will achieve this through education and investigation, which is why Monash has an ambition to become one of the world's top research and teaching institutions. The university’s people are its most valued asset. Monash academics are among the very best in the world, its professional staff are revolutionising the way the university operates as an organisation and the success of its students continues to be limited only by the extent of their own imaginations.
The Monash global footprint is the broadest of any Australian university and the university will continue to engage with the world on all fronts, including research, teaching and collaborative partnerships. The university seeks to be more than an agent of community action and development, however - Monash wants to embed itself in the communities that it serves.
MURDOCH UNIVERSITY, PERTH, WA
With a student population of over 22,000, including 3,000 international students, Murdoch is a truly multicultural university with a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and student support. Murdoch provides the ideal place to take the next step on the lifelong path of learning. Murdoch’s main South street campus is located approximately 20 minutes by car from Perth’s city centre and 10 minutes from the port city of Fremantle.
Murdoch University debuted in the second annual Times Higher Education (THE) 100 Under 50 rankings, with a ranking of 57. Murdoch is one of two universities in Western Australia to feature in the 100 Under 50 rankings in 2013.
Murdoch is placed in the top 2% of global universities and ranked in the Top 400 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2012 - 2013.
The QS World University’s World Rankings places Murdoch in the top 5% of universities globally.
Two thirds of Murdoch research assessed by the Excellence in Research (ERA) in 2011 was rated at world standard or above. Fields ranked well above world standards included immunology, medical microbiology, resources engineering, extractive metallurgy and animal production.
Student Services & Facilities
Murdoch provides excellent student services for students. Among these are an intensive Orientation program, International Student Advisers who are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, accommodation assistance and social functions, access to English language skills and support. Murdoch University provides many services for all students including a Worship Centre for all religious denominations, catering facilities that attend to special dietary needs, a University Health Service, a Child Care Centre, computing facilities, sport and recreation facilities, banking and an extensive library.
Murdoch University has purpose built teaching facilities on campus such as:
- The AUD$35 million Institute for Immunology and Infectious Diseases (IIID) which is partially funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to continue research into preventing and reducing the impact of diseases worldwide
- A state-of-the-art Media Arts Centre, which boasts facilities such as two digital TV studios, a news room, a print journalism space, radio studios, video edit suites, recording studios and surround sound suites
- A veterinary hospital, 24 hour clinic and is the only university in Australia with a large animal farm on campus
- Purpose built $3.7 million Law Building, including electronic Moot Court and Law Clinic
- The Engineering School at Murdoch boasts an Engineering pilot plant and a six-month industry internship program, designed to produce work-ready, highly-skilled graduates
- Murdoch’s Chiropractic is a teaching clinic open to the general public. It features state of the art digital radiology and a large, fully-equipped rehabilitation facility. Student interns are able to work in the Clinic under the supervision of qualified chiropractors
Undergraduate and postgraduate courses include:
- Arts: Asian Studies, Communication and Media Studies, Community Development, Criminology, English and Creative Writing, Games Art and Design, History, Indonesian, Interactive Digital Design, International Aid and Development, Japanese, Journalism, Legal Studies, Philosophy, Politics and International Studies, Public Relations, Radio, Screen Production, Security, Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies, Social and Development Psychology, Sociology, Sound, Sustainable Development, Theatre and Drama, Tourism and Events, Web Communication
- Business: Accounting, Applied Accounting, Banking, Business Law, Economics, Finance, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management, Marketing
- Education: Early Childhood and Primary Education, Primary Teacher Education, Secondary Teacher Education
- Engineering: Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, Electrical Power Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Industrial Computer Systems Engineering, Instrumentation and Control Engineering, Renewable Energy Engineering
- Science: Animal Science, Biological Sciences, Biomedical Science, Biotechnology, Business Information Systems, Chemistry, Chiropractic, Computer Science, Conservation and Wildlife Biology, Cyber Forensics and Information Security, Engineering Technology, Environmental Management and Sustainability, Environmental Science, Forensic Biology and Toxicology, Games Software Design and Production, Games Technology, Internet Software Development, Internetworking, Marine Science, Mathematics and Statistics, Mineral Science, Molecular Biology, Movement Science, Physics and Nanotechnology, Sport and Health Science, Veterinary Biology
QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY (QUT), BRINSBANE, QUEENSLAND
- Flexible study options
- Support for international students
- Living in Brisbane
Based in Brisbane, Australia, QUT is a global education leader renowned for its internationally focused courses, groundbreaking research and strong links with industry. The key aim of QUT is to produce job-ready graduates with the skills and abilities to work anywhere in the world. Reflecting our global outlook, QUT has a student population of 40,000 students, and nearly 6,800 of these are international students from more than 100 countries.
QUT’s strength lies in the quality of its teaching, the employability of its graduates and the application of research for the benefit of the community. With expert lecturers and opportunities for work experience in our relevant and practical courses, you will be well equipped for your career.
Consider the following:
- QUT is the only university in Queensland to be awarded 5 Stars for ‘Getting a job’ in the 2011 Good Universities Guide.
- QUT has a ranking of world standard or above in more than three quarters of its research assessed under the Australian government’s Excellence in Research for Australia assessment framework.
- QUT won more teaching awards than any other individual Australian university in the 2010 round of the prestigious Australian Awards for University Teaching.
- QUT is the first business school in Australia to secure the prestigious ‘triple crown’ of international accreditation – US-based AACSB International, European-based EQUIS and UK-based Association of MBAs (AMBA).
- QUT has Brisbane’s only two full service inner-city campuses.
Flexible study options
QUT offers more than 650 undergraduate and postgraduate study options, as well as English language, Foundation and guaranteed pathways to degrees with our University Diploma programs. Choose from a large range of courses in Built Environment and Engineering, Business, Creative Industries, Education, Health, Law and Justice, and Science and Technology.
QUT’s high-impact research and development in selected areas enhances the University’s international standing and secures significant commercial and practical outcomes. QUT consistently features in the top 10 Australian universities for grants awarded under the Australian Research Council’s Linkage Projects scheme, and has long-standing links with leading organizations including Brisbane Airport Corporation, Boeing and Microsoft.
Over the past five years, QUT’s research investment attraction has outperformed all other Australian universities, and the development of an AUD$230 million Science and Technology Precinct and Community Hub will ensure QUT's research profile continues to be one of the fastest growing in Australia. The Precinct will facilitate strong research interactions particularly between the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics fields, and is set to transform the way integrated teaching, learning and research is undertaken at QUT.
Support for international students
International students and their families are supported by our International Student Services (ISS) from the time they accept their offer of a place until the moment they return home. Services include counselling, accommodation and employment assistance, university orientation, airport reception, language and learning advice, and recreational activities.
Living in Brisbane
QUT is located in Brisbane, the state capital of Queensland. With nearly 1.8 million people, Brisbane is a vibrant, multicultural city and a hub of education innovation and research excellence. From Brisbane you can explore stunning national parks and the world-famous beaches of the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast are only an hour away.
RMIT UNIVERSITY (RMIT), MELBOURNE, VICTORIA
RMIT University is a global university of technology and design, focused on creating solutions that transform the future for the benefit of people and their environments. RMIT is a recognised leader in architecture, building and design, creative arts, communications, engineering, information technology and global studies - offering doctoral, postgraduate, undergraduate and vocational programs.
RMIT enjoys a worldwide reputation for excellence in work-relevant education, applied and innovative research and engagement with the needs of industry and the cities in which it is located. RMIT offers doctoral, postgraduate, undergraduate and VET programs, enabling students to have the option of work-relevant pathways between vocational and higher education qualifications.
One of Australia's original educational institutions, RMIT is now the largest and most internationalised tertiary institution in Australia with a total student population of 82,179 and 3,692 staff. The University has three campuses in Melbourne, Australia - Melbourne CBD, Brunswick and Bundoora; two in Vietnam - Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City; and a centre in Barcelona, Spain.
RMIT offers programs through partners in Singapore, Hong Kong, mainland China, Malaysia, India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Belgium, Spain and Germany, as well as enjoying research and industry partnerships on every continent. International centres at RMIT include the European Union Centre, Chinese Medicine Confucius Institute, Australia APEC Study Centre and United Nations Global Compact Cities Programme.
Ranked as a Five Star university under the QS Stars evaluation system for universities worldwide, in 2012 RMIT was ranked in the top 10 among Australian universities in the 2012 QS rankings, and in the top 100 universities in the world for engineering and technology. In the 2012 Excellence in Research for Australia assessment by the Australian Research Council, 85 per cent of RMIT's fields of research were rated as world standard or above.
RMIT prides itself on the strong industry links it has forged over its 126-year history. Collaboration with industry is integral to the University’s leadership in applied research and education, and to the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates. As a result, RMIT graduates are valued by employers around the world for their leadership skills and work readiness.
All RMIT educational programs include work or clinical experience, industry projects, internships and opportunities for overseas study and placements, ensuring that graduates are equipped with the skills and insight that employers value in the ever-changing global economy. RMIT’s links with employers and universities across the world provide a global passport for students and staff by enabling them to benefit from exchange, work placements, study or research in other countries. A range of scholarships is available to support education and research.
RMIT has four Research Institutes (Design, Global Cities, Platform Technologies, and Health Innovations) representing established areas of University expertise. These Institutes, together with other research groups in the University, are concerned with addressing the problems and needs of industry and communities world-wide.
Eighty-five per cent of RMIT’s fields of research were rated as world standard or above in the 2012 Excellence in Research for Australia assessment by the Australian Research Council.
RMIT was rated as “well above” or “above” world standard in architecture, clinical sciences, human movement and sports science, pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences, medical physiology, engineering (aerospace, mechanical, materials, and electrical and electronic), building, design practice and management, urban and regional planning, applied mathematics, condensed matter physics, physical chemistry, artificial intelligence and image processing, information systems, visual arts and cultural studies.
As part of a continuing $700 million capital investment program, RMIT has recently completed several major projects including the Design Hub and Swanston Academic Building, which transform learning, teaching and research spaces. These investments are in the context of design excellence and sustainable urban campus environments.
TAFE, SYDNEY, NSW
Acknowledged as a world leader in the provision of vocational education and training, TAFE NSW has 130 campuses across New South Wales. It is the largest provider of technical and further education in Australia and one of the largest in the world.
Many TAFE NSW courses provide pathways to undergraduate degree programmes at Australian universities. A range of nationally recognised qualification including Certificates I to IV, Diplomas, Advanced Diplomas, Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas are offered. These qualifications measure up to rigorous national standards and ensure that employers and training organisations throughout Australia understand what a particular qualification means, what you’ve learnt and what your skills are.
TAFE WA, PERTH
For over 20 years, Education and Training International (ETI) has assisted international students obtain valuable qualifications, skills and experience so they can continue on into employment or further study at university. TAFE stands for "Technical and Further Education" and is a network of government-owned higher education institutes located across Perth and Western Australia. TAFE Western Australia has over 100,000 Australian and 4000 international students studying a wide range of certificates, diplomas and associate degrees.
In Australia, more people study at TAFE than university. This is because TAFE courses are shorter, more practical, less expensive and closely linked to industry. Many courses also include an on the job work experience component which ensures the student gains the practical skills and industry knowledge that employers are looking for.
Ten TAFE Institutes
Our ten TAFE Institutes offer courses in areas including Mining and Engineering, Building, Hospitality & Tourism, Business & Accounting, Art & Design, Nursing, Community Work, Engineering, Computing & IT, Mass Communication & Multimedia, Health & Fitness, Horticulture, Aviation, Maritime, Trades and Automotive Services.
The four Perth metropolitan TAFE Institutes are:
Central Institute of Technology
Central Institute of Technology is Western Australia’s first post-secondary education institution, having run its first classes in 1900. With a long and proud history, Central has played a significant role in the development of Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Western Australia.
Now one of Australia’s largest TAFE Institutes, Central trains more than 29,000 students annually, including 1500 international students from more than 85 countries.
Located in Perth, Western Australia, Central has a range of nationally accredited study options for international students. Our campuses boast excellent, state-of the-art facilities and resources. They are all located near the centre of Perth’s CBD, making them easy to reach by public transport and allowing you to experience the very best of life in a vibrant, cosmopolitan city. www.central.wa.edu.au
Challenger Institute of Technology
Challenger Institute of Technology is an award winning Institute that offers over 50 courses, from Certificate III to Advanced Diploma, across seven campuses. From engineering to hospitality, we have the course for you.
Challenger works closely with industry partners to offer a learning experience focused on gaining the qualification, knowledge and skills highly valued by employers. As an international student at Challenger Institute, you will gain practical skills and knowledge that can lead you to an exciting career or a passport to further your studies in higher education. www.challenger.wa.edu.au
Polytechnic West (PWA) is Western Australia’s largest publicly funded provider of Vocational Education and Training. Polytechnic West offers over 100 nationally accredited and recognised qualifications to international students. These include English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS), Associate Degrees, Fashion, Aviation, Business Management, Financial Services, Animal Studies, Mechanical Engineering, Building and Construction, Information Technology, Community Services and Hospitality.
Polytechnic West is the only public training provider to commence delivery of Associate Degree qualifications in Western Australia. These sub-degree qualifications, accredited against Federal and State government higher education requirements, provide alternative pathways to a university bachelor degree program with a full 18 months advanced standing. .Polytechnic West currently offers Associate Degrees in Business, Hospitality Management, Fashion, Software Development and Network Technologies. www.polytechnic.wa.edu.au
West Coast Institute
West Coast is an award winning institute with modern facilities across four sites in Perth’s Northern suburbs, where thousands of international students have been welcomed from over 50 countries. West Coast partners with employers to design and develop training that meets industry standards. High-quality resources enable you to graduate with world-class skills and be well prepared for success in your chosen career. Many of our courses include work based training or practicum placements.
With advanced standing through articulation agreements with Edith Cowan University and Curtin University, many West Coast qualifications lead straight into university courses reducing study loads and costs.
International Partner Institutes
Education and Training International's partner Institutes have advanced standing and packaging agreements with Curtin University, Edith Cowan University (ECU) and Murdoch University which allow international students entry into a wide variety of degree courses. Many students choose to start their studies at TAFE, apply for university entrance towards the end of their Diploma/Advanced Diploma studies and then obtain credit for the work they’ve done. This can shorten your university studies significantly and save you money.
International students also have the choice of packaging their TAFE course with university study at the time of application. The Streamlined Visa package (SVP) allows you to commence a Diploma or Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree with TAFE and, on completion, transfer to university to complete your degree program. When you apply for a SVP program you will receive a student visa for the whole period of your study.
ETI also offer primary and secondary school programs and English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS)
It is very important to choose an ELICOS centre which has high standards and a good reputation. TAFE has two excellent English language centres which deliver fully-accredited courses that are regulated by the government to ensure high quality is maintained. All English courses are studied full-time and are available for various periods of study from five to 60 weeks.
Our English course options include General English language training, English for Academic Purposes, Cambridge courses, IELTS preparation and International Business English.
UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE (UA), ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Since its establishment in 1874, the University of Adelaide has developed a reputation for excellence in teaching, learning and research. Ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide, the University is associated with five Nobel Prize winners, has produced 105 Rhodes Scholars and 116 Fulbright Scholars. The University is also a member of the Group of Eight—Australia’s leading research-intensive universities. From the start, the University of Adelaide has been one of Australia’s most progressive institutions.
With over 3,000 staff, the University is well equipped to provide our 25,000+ students with not only a broad range of programs and student support services, but importantly, personal interaction with teaching staff. At the University of Adelaide we are committed to developing quality graduates, recognised internationally for their leadership, creativity and ability to influence positive change.
Facilities and Resources
With a blend of traditional sandstone and innovative infrastructure, we offer a wide range of facilities, including modern lecture theatres, state-of-the-art laboratories and computer suites, and an outstanding library with over two million items. Since 2007 the University of Adelaide has invested heavily to improve the research and teaching facilities for every student and staff member on our campuses. Cultural and recreational pursuits are also well catered for, with expansive sporting grounds, arts venues, a variety of retail outlets and many acres of open space.
The University is home to a significant number of specialised Research Centres and has established six major Research Institutes, a number of which are in partnership with government and industry. The Research Institutes bring together world leading researchers supported by modern infrastructure and an innovative culture, to tackle national and international research priorities.
City of Adelaide
With great shopping and beaches, a cafe culture and affordable student accommodation, Adelaide offers a relaxed lifestyle with all the conveniences of city living. Easy to get around Adelaide is a busy and vibrant city, but unlike some larger cities, getting around is quick and easy; traffic jams are rare. Student accommodation is more affordable in Adelaide than in other cities in Australia and much of it is in the heart of the city, meaning plenty of students simply walk to their lectures.
- Agriculture and Natural Resource Sciences
- Animal Science (Pre-Veterinary)
- Architecture and Urban Design
- Biotechnology, Biomedical Science
- Commerce, Business and Management (including MBA)
- Economics and Finance
- Environmental Sciences
- Health Sciences
- Humanities and Social Sciences
- Information Technology
- International Studies
- Marine Biology
- Mathematical and Computer Sciences
- Oenology and Viticulture
- 3rd oldest university in Australia, established 1874
- Member of the Group of Eight
- Ranked in top 1% of universities worldwide*
- Associated with 5 Nobel Prize winners
- 25, 000 students, 6,500 international students
* QS, THES, SJT rankings
UNIVERSITY OF CANBERRA
The professional education the University of Canberra delivers focuses on equipping students with skills to hit the ground running in their careers. They are among the most sought after graduates in the country with the University consistently awarded a maximum five star rating for ‘getting a job’ in the Good Universities Guide. There are currently 14,000 students representing 100 countries studying at the University of Canberra.
The University places a strong emphasis on ‘work-integrated learning’, which gives students an experience of life in the workplace before they graduate. In addition to internships off campus, the University has its own working health clinic where students can give supervised treatment to real patients.
Future campus development will see a new public hospital, a GP super clinic and a sport hub, housing the Brumbies Super Rugby team, built on campus. These facilities will be integrated into teaching and research – and provide new avenues for the University to serve its community.
The University’s researchers deliver breakthroughs that help solve real-world problems.
In addition to research within and between faculties, there are three ‘university research centres’, which are leaders in their fields: the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM); the Institute for Applied Ecology and the Australia New Zealand School of Government Institute for Governance (ANZSIG).
Other areas of research expertise include sport, forensic science, health, biometrics, planning, communication and education.
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES (UNSW), NEWCASTLE, NSW
Welcome to the University of New South Wales, one of Australia’s leading research and teaching universities. At UNSW we take pride in the broad range and high quality of our teaching programmes. Our teaching gains strength and currency from our research activities, strong industry links and our international nature; UNSW has a strong regional and global engagement.
In developing new ideas and promoting lasting knowledge we are creating an academic environment where outstanding students and scholars from around the world can be inspired to excel in their programmes of study and research. Partnerships with both local and global communities allow UNSW to share knowledge, debate and research outcomes. UNSW’s public events include concert performances, open days and public forums on issues such as the environment, healthcare and global politics.
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE (UON), NEWCASTLE, NEW SOUTH WALES
The University of Newcastle is committed to the highest possible standards in teaching, learning and research. Our high academic standards, superb recreational facilities, natural surroundings, award-winning buildings and excellent access to the latest technology are all part of the reason why students choose to study at the University of Newcastle.
The University of Newcastle is recognised nationally and internationally for excellence in key areas, including engineering and research performance. We are committed to the pursuit of quality and strive to further improve our results in all aspects of higher education.
Research and Teaching Quality
The University of Newcastle is a dynamic, research intensive University ranked in Australia's top 10. The University has an international reputation for expertise in innovative approaches to teaching and learning.
We have award winning teachers, Federation Fellows, Centres of Excellence and highly cited researchers in many disciplines.
We enjoy significant research and teaching partnerships with universities throughout Asia and the Pacific as well as Europe, North America and Africa.
The University of Newcastle has a student population of over 26,000 including over 3,500 international students from more than 80 countries studying both on and off-shore in business, engineering, medicine, nursing, science, teaching and technology.
The University of Newcastle became an autonomous institution in 1965. Since then, the University has pioneered a series of initiatives and achievements.
Newcastle was one of the first Australian universities to introduce the Master of Business Administration as well as the first integrated Professional Program for Law students.
Problem-based learning, pioneered by Newcastle some 25 years ago, forms the core of our programs in medicine, engineering, architecture, construction management, nursing and law.
Undergraduate and postgraduate programs are delivered through five faculties:
- Business and Law
- Education and Arts
- Engineering and Built Environment
- Science and Information Technology
The University of Newcastle is committed to equity, ethics, innovation and excellence. The University of Newcastle, Australia is pleased to announce the opening of Newcastle Business School's new location in the heart of Sydney's Central Business District.
We are now accepting applications for our Sydney postgraduate programs commencing Trimester 3 (31 August) 2009. The postgraduateprograms are:
- Master of Business
- Master of Professional Accounting
- Master of Professional Accounting(Advanced)
- Master of Professional Accounting/Master of Business
Graduate Certificate - on successful completion, provides entry to all of the programs above In addition, we are offering ELICOS Programs.
We look forward to your ongoing support of this exciting opportunity and we welcome any enquiries.
UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND (UQ), BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND
Ranked among the top 100 universities in the world* The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s most highly ranked and awarded learning and research institutions. With a student population of more than 46,800 students, one in every four students is an international student. This multicultural student population will allow you to gain exposure to a range of cultures and networks.
The University’s outstanding 200,000-plus alumni include a Nobel laureate, the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, an Academy Award winner, and leaders in government, law, science, public service and the arts.
UQ is a founding member of the national Group of Eight, a leading group of Australian universities that conducts a significant portion of all university research in Australia, as well as one of only three Australian universities member of the global Universitas 21, an alliance allowing UQ to offer students with unique opportunities to participate in student exchanges and events throughout the world.
Through this alliance, UQ students have participated in events such as the Summer School program in Mexico, Undergraduate Research Conference in Japan and the Social Entrepreneurship program in Guatemala.
In the 2013 edition of the Good University Guide, UQ was awarded five-star ratings for positive graduate outcomes, student demand, research grants and staff qualifications. UQ also has achieved a Five Star Plus rating for excellence in teaching and research quality, infrastructure and graduate employability - the highest rating given to a university by QS Stars.
*QS World University Rankings 2012
Students at UQ receive the best learning experience in Australia as they learn from teachers who have won more teaching awards than teachers at any other Australian university and can choose from over 420 degree programs many of which are accredited and highly ranked by university discipline rankings.
For example, our business programs are accredited both by AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System), our tourism programs are accredited by UNWTO.TedQual and our Bachelor of Engineering is accredited by Engineers Australia . Engineers Australia is a signatory to the Washington Accord, an international agreement among bodies responsible for accrediting engineering degree programs.
Our MBA is ranked number one in Australia and the Asia Pacific and number two outside Europe and North America by the Economist’s 2012 rankings.
UQ has four disciplines – psychology, education, agriculture and forestry, and environmental sciences – in the world’s top 10 and further nine in the world's top 30**. These are: English language and literature, computer science and information systems, chemical engineering, civil and structural engineering, biological sciences, sociology, pharmacy and pharmacology, accounting and finance, and communication and media studies.
In addition to flexibility in program choice, UQ students also benefit from the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of extracurricular activities during their studies. There are study abroad opportunities to more than 175 partner institutions and access to more than 170 clubs and societies, as well as sports and cultural facilities.
The UQ Graduate School offers significant support to research higher degree students through a broad range of scholarships and research travel awards, dedicated office spaces, skills training and professional development opportunities. The University introduced the UQ Career Advantage PhD program – another first nationally – designed to accelerate PhD students’ career development and enhance their employability.
Where is UQ?
UQ has four campuses in an around Brisbane, the capital city of the state of Queensland. It is the third largest city in Australia, after Sydney and Melbourne and it has a multicultural population of around two million.
It has all the advantages of a large modern city yet it retains the friendliness and charm of a small regional town. The cost of living in Brisbane is considered more affordable than living in Sydney, Melbourne or Perth according to the 2012 Mercer Worldwide Cost of Living Survey.
An hour’s drive south of the city, you will find the golden beaches and theme parks of the Gold Coast. North from Brisbane you will find the Sunshine Coast beaches, national parks, rainforests and attractions like the Australia Zoo. And just off the coast you will find the pristine Stradbroke and Moreton Islands, both popular day-trip and holiday destinations for locals and visitors alike.
Brisbane has hosted many large scale cultural and sporting events including the Commonwealth Games, Rugby World Cup and in 2014 it will host the G20 summit.
The University of Queensland Art Museum is located in the James and Mary Emelia Mayne Centre on the St Lucia campus. The Art Museum was established in the Forgan Smith Tower in 1976 to house the artworks collected by The University of Queensland since the 1940s, relocating to its present site in 2004. Today, with more than 3,000 artworks, the University's Art Collection is Queensland's second largest public art collection.
The University also houses the R.D. Milns Antiquities Museum in the Michie building (bldg 9, level 2) which contains Queensland's only publicly accessible collection of antiquities from ancient Rome, Greece, Egypt and the Near East. The museum supports research and teaching at the University.
The UQ Anthropology museum (also in the Michie Building on level 1) contains a significant collection of ethnographic material. It is also open to the public.
UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
The University of Sydney, founded in 1850, is Australia's first university, and has an international reputation for outstanding teaching, as a centre of research excellence and as an active and engaged community leader. The University of Sydney continues to rise in global rankings, confirming its place within the top 40 universities in the world.
The University's humanities teaching and research was ranked fifth best in the world in the UK's Times Higher Education Supplement (THES) World University Rankings published in October 2006.
The University as a whole was ranked 35th in the world in the same league table.
In the Newsweek global 100 for 2006, the University of Sydney was one of two Australian universities placed in the top 50 in the world.
As one of Australia's leading universities, the University of Sydney is a key member of:
- the Group of Eight - representing Australia's leading research-intensive universities
- Academic Consortium 21 (AC21) - an international network of educational, research and industrial organisations in Asia, the United States and Europe
- the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) - Sydney is one of three Australian institutions in this group of prestigious universities drawn from Asia, the United States and South America, and
- the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) - an international alliance of 16 leading research universities.
Commitment to quality
The University of Sydney measures its organisational performance by benchmarking against world class peers and industry. Key benchmarking activities include:
- benchmarking of student data with Oxford, Queensland and Melbourne Universities
- the provision of expert advice to parallel programs at UCL, Edinburgh and Hong Kong Universities, and
- ICT policy development in collaboration with the Open University.
The benefits from such benchmarking activities are clear. The Learning Community Scale was developed in conjunction with Oxford University.The development of the MEd (Higher Education) program was a result of benchmarking with Edinburgh University.
Professional accreditation is another way the University's professional faculties benchmark themselves and the quality of their programs. The University has relationships with 41 accrediting bodies, including six international bodies.
UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA (UWA), PERTH, WA
Established in 1911, the University’s ground-breaking research, quality academic staff and state-of-the-art facilities combine to offer a vibrant student experience. As Western Australia’s premier university, the University of Western Australia (UWA) was equal first overall in Australia based on key measures in the Good Universities Guide 2014 including student demand, graduate outcomes, graduate starting salaries, getting a full-time job, research intensivity and research grants.
UWA ranks 91st in the world in the highly respected Shanghai-Jiao Tong University’s Academic Ranking of World Universities.
UWA is the only Western Australia university to belong to the Group of Eight - a coalition of the top research universities in Australia – and it is one of only Australian members of the Worldwide Universities Network, a partnership of 18 research-led universities from Europe, Africa, the Americas and the Asia-Pacific. The University is also a foundation member of the Matariki Network of high quality, research-intensive universities with a particular focus on student experience.
Highest quality graduates
UWA graduates gain full-time employment at a rate higher than other university graduates in Western Australia and most other Australian universities. UWA students leave with a highly respected qualification and with the skills sought by employers in today’s challenging job market.
Our students benefit from the strong knowledge base and experience of teaching staff, many of whom have substantial international experience.
The University’s strong foundation in research and teaching creates a scholarly environment which promotes the pursuit and rigorous critical interpretation of new information as well as the acquisition of knowledge.
Apart from lectures, tutorials, supervised research, field trips and student placements, the University also provides students with opportunities to apply their knowledge on collaborative projects with business, industry, government and the wider community.
UWA thinks globally in preparing its students to be citizens of the world. Formal agreements with nearly 230 institutions around the world provide a spirit of internationalism and these partnerships promote a lively exchange of staff, students, knowledge and ideas. The University welcomes more than 4,500 international students to its academic programmes. By reaching out to the world, UWA continues to enhance its reputation as a genuinely international university that is helping our student reach their goals and dreams.
WESTERN SIDNEY UNIVERSITY (WSU), SYDNEY CITY CAMPUS
Western Sydney University, Sydney City Campus gives students the opportunity to study a Bachelor or Postgraduate Degree in the heart of Sydney City. Ranked amongst the top three per cent of universities in the world, Western Sydney is the right place for students to start if they are driven to succeed. Sydney City Campus offers students a choice of degrees in business, communication, engineering, IT and health disciplines.
- Start in February, June or October
- Fast-track your degree – finish a bachelor degree in 2 years instead of 3
- Industry related internship opportunities available
- Brand new, high-tech campus in the centre of Sydney city
- Complete a diploma program at SIBT and go directly into second year of a university degree