Australia

Australia is often referred to as the lucky country – at least by Australians! – and it’s easy to see why. According to the 2012 Legatum Prosperity Index, it is the fourth happiest nation in the world. It’s also the largest island nation and has five of its cities in the top 40 for infrastructure standards worldwide.

With a unique landscape and relaxed culture, Australia is a popular destination for travellers, but it is also high on the list for international students. And it’s not just for the lifestyle, Australia contains 7 of the top 100 universities in the world and the government invests around $200,000,000 annually in international scholarships.

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is a national policy that ensures there is a uniform and recognised progression for study. The framework was introduced in 1995 and includes secondary school, higher education, and vocational education and training (VET) courses.