School education is similar across all of Australia with only minor variations between states and territories. School education (primary and secondary) is compulsory between the ages of six and sixteen (Year 1 to Year 9 or 10). School education is 13 years and divided into:
- Primary school – Runs for seven or eight years, starting at Kindergarten/Preparatory through to Year 6 or 7.
- Secondary school – Runs for three or four years, from Years 7 to 10 or 8 to 10.
- Senior secondary school – Runs for two years, Years 11 and 12.
MP Education Services can assist your young child to prepare and study in Australian secondary schools via High School Preparation Courses.
Australia offers a range of English courses to suit a range of study needs. There are a range of English language testing organizations whose results are recognized in Australia and around the world.
The Australian education system provides primary, secondary and tertiary education as is distinguished from many other countries by the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).
Vocational education and training (VET) institutions specialise in providing students with hands-on experience and real-world skills.