Levels of Schooling
- Primary School - runs for seven or eight years from Kindergarten to Year 6
- Secondary School - runs for 4 years from Year 7 to Year 10
- Senior Secondary School - runs for two years from Year 11 to Year 12
- Tertiary Education - including universities and vocation education and training (VET).
Senior Secondary Schools
Students who complete the final two years of secondary school are awarded a certificate of education. The name of the certificate is different in each state and territory.
- ACT - ACT Senior Secondary Certificate (ACT SSC)
- NSW - Higher Schools Certificate (HSC)
- NT - Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (NTCET)
- QLD - Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE)
- SA - South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE)
- TAS - Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE)
- VIC - Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE)
- WA - Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE)
Tertiary - Technical/Vocational and University
In general training organisations (such as TAFE) offer courses from levels 1 to 6 and universities offer courses at levels 5 to 10. Some secondary schools offer certificate courses as part of Years 10 to 12.
- Level 1 - Certificate I
- Level 2 - Certificate II
- Level 3 - Certificate III
- Level 4 - Certificate IV
- Level 5 - Diploma
- Level 6 - Advanced Diploma/Associate Degree
- Level 7 - Bachelor Degree
- Level 8 - Bachelor Honours Degree,
Graduate and Vocational Graduate Certificate,
Graduate and Vocational Graduate Diploma
- Level 9 - Masters Degree
- Level 10 - Doctoral Degree
See full list of [Australian Universities]
Better Education publish annual reports that boldly attempt to rank the top primary schools, secondary schools and universities across Australia.
National Australian Curriculum
- Australia offers a diverse, innovative and high quality education system across all levels of schooling.
- The States and territories are responsible for the regulation, operation, and funding of education; the Federal government helps fund private schools and universities.
- Approximately 66% of students attend a government school, 20% attend a Catholic school and 14% attend an independent school.
- Regardless of whether a school is part of the Government, private or independent systems, they are required to adhere to the same curriculum frameworks of their state or territory.
- The Federal Government is implementing a national curriculum framework that aims to standardise the curriculum taught througout all Australian schools.
Can Tutoring Help?
With the introduction of new educational frameworks, continuous school assessment, and higher entry requirements for tertiary courses, parents are focusing more and more on their child's academic performance at school.
Tutoring is part of a wider approach to help children develop effective learning skills, while also identifying and fixing specific problems as they occur. Tutoring is there to help students who are struggling at school, to help students gain entry into competitive courses, and to ensure high performing students stay motivated to achieve their very best result.