Education System

The education systems in Australia and New Zealand are based on the UK model and there are many similarities between them in terms of the range and types of qualifications offered, teaching methods and student lifestyle.

There are two types of tertiary or post-school education available in Australia and New Zealand – university study and vocational study.

Universities Down Under offer a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes including bachelor degrees, graduate and postgraduate certificates and diplomas, masters (available by coursework or research) and PhDs.

Vocational institutions offer more practical, hands on, industry-focused training. Vocational providers offer students that chance to study for a Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma. These qualifications range in length from six months to two years. Many Polytechnics and Institutes of Technology also offer Bachelor degrees, some also offer postgraduate qualifications.

Find out more about about the Australian education system here

Find out more about the New Zealand education system here