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Information about education for refugees

This page contains information about further or higher education for refugees in Australia.

You will find information about the education system in Australia, your choices for getting education, programs that can support your education, and scholarships.

Education in Australia

Australia offers many different ways to study, with more than 1,200 institutions and over 22,000 courses.

You can study at all levels of education from primary and secondary school, to vocational education and training (VET), from English language courses to higher education (including universities and TAFE).

There are lots of online guides and directories you can use to find out what sort of courses are out there. You can use the links to the left to find out more about:

  • Higher education
  • Different course types and subjects
  • Occupations, courses, providers & career insight
  • Vocational education and training
  • Australian Apprenticeships
  • Qualifications and skills recognition
  • School education

This isn’t a complete list, but it’s a good place to get started.

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