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ERIC Number: ED449300
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-87397-661-4
Overseas Students: Statistics 1998 and 1999. At a Glance.
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
In 1999, 157,800 overseas students studied in universities, vocational education and training (VET) institutions, schools, and other education and training organizations in Australia. Some 20 percent of all overseas students undertook VET programs; of these, 55 percent were enrolled with providers in the public VET sector. The majority of overseas students in the public VET sector came from Asia. Overseas VET students, on average, were considerably younger than the overall VET student population in Australia. Those enrolled with the public VET sector undertook 8.9 million annual hours and accounted for 218,400 subject enrollments and were much more likely to undertake VET on a full-time basis than other VET students. The most popular field of study was "business, administration, economics." Almost 60 percent of subject enrollments by overseas students were at the Australian Qualifications Framework diploma level or above. (In addition to 12 tables, the publication provides a "Top 10 Source Countries at a Glance" section with this information for each country: area; population; age structure; population growth rate; ethnic groups; religions; literacy; GDP real growth rate; GDP composition by sector; inflation rate; unemployment rate; and public expenditure on education as percent of GNP [1996].) (YLB)
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, 252 Kensington Road, Leabrook, South Australia 5068, Australia; Tel: 08 8333 8400, Fax: 08 8331 9211, E-mail:; Web site: (Catalog no. 515; free).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia