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Australian and worldwide education system

Australia has been recognized as a strengthening power in the field of education. Its government is putting utmost effort in making education accessible, feasible and manageable for every student. You can visit Australia universities’ portfolios on their official sites. By understanding the policies about academics, you will be able to select the appropriate choice for completing a degree. The globally top-ranked universities in Sydney and Melbourne are working on aligning student’s perspective to their needs. If you don’t want to be so messy, do your research on culture and professions! Australia has a record of 2.5 million international graduated students, in the past 50 years. And, now they are leading the world into revolution and bringing advancement. Do you know why the education rate is higher in Australia? Because Aussies are highly intelligent and always working on learning new things.

Exchanged seasons:

Australia is a place where you can experience every season in full bloom. Summer, Autumn, Spring, Winter! And the surprising part is that admissions are open in two types of seasons, all around the year. You can say, seasons in Australia are flipped. If you are coming to Australia from the northern hemisphere, be prepared to experience the blow of a new season. It means, when there is summer in the northern hemisphere, there will be punishing winters in Australia, as Australian Winter lasts from till August, starting from June. On the other hand, the Summer extends from December to February. So, whenever you are applying for admissions, keep in mind about the year’s session, annual year and seasonal degrees.

Academics grading:

In usual educational institutes, D means one of the lowest grade and A means highest and topmost grade. But, aware! This is not the rule in Australia. Surprisingly, if you get a D grade in your academic evaluation, try containing your happiness as it means you are ranked on the 2nd best result category. The highest rank is HD, meaning High Distinction, followed by D. Isn’t it quite shocking?

In the Australian grading system, you can take HD equivalent to an A+ and D equivalent to the A-. Moreover, if you get C grade, consider it as B. The P (pass) grade means C and the most heart-breaking grade that is failing (f) is written as N on the assessment sheet.

Language variety:

No doubt, English is the most spoken language, but shockingly, Australia has no official language. While attending classes or meetings, all-important legal discussions are effectively translated and conducted as per the students’ needs.

Hours for lectures:

Classroom hours in Australia are longer than usual. Unfortunately, it could be the sheer horror for the students. Australia has made the world’s longest period of compulsory education with 11 years of primary and secondary education.

Is slang actually a language to use?

In other parts of the world, slang is not admissible, But not in Australia. As we are familiar with the word Aussie, it is Australian derived term, slang for their nationality. So, if you are planning to visit Australia for education, try learning some slang phrases. It is because Australians love to use shorten words. It makes them feel chic-styled, fashionable and more communicative.

Some of the most commonly said slangs are:

  • ‘G’ day for Good day.
  • Mell-bun’ for ‘\Mel-Bourne.
  • Mozzies for mosquitoes.
  • Barbie for a barbeque.
  • Arvo for the afternoon.
  • Preso for presentation.
  • Sickie for sick leave.

And, now got an idea of how the Australians usually interact?

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