ERIC Number: ED399864
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
The Educational System of Australia. An Update of the 1983 World Education Series Volume. A Special Report.
This report summarizes what occurred in Australian education from 1983-89. This compilation of updated information is designed for use by U.S. college admissions officers who review Australian credentials at both the secondary and tertiary levels. Findings are based on letters, interviews, bulletins, handbooks, and actual credentials. At the secondary level, the trend is to depend less on external examinations at the end of Years 10 and 12, and more on school results and continuing standardization of grading across subject areas. A proposal to introduce a course to lead to the Diploma of Tertiary Studies, presented in 1988, is expected to attract Year 12 and higher education school leavers interested in a general course with a vocational component. This course, consisting of 2 years of coursework and 1 year of work experience, aims to provide a broadly based education in science and technology, business and vocational studies, or social science and humanities. Sample educational certificates at the secondary and tertiary level from various Australian states and territories are included. A list of additions and corrections to the list of Australian professional boards and associations appearing in the 1983 volume is attached. (CK)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Admission Criteria, Business Education, Change Agents, Change Strategies, College Admission, Foreign Countries, Guides, Higher Education, Interviews, Liberal Arts, Professional Associations, School Administration, Science Education, Secondary Education, Social Sciences, Standards, Testing, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Australia