Education System in Sydney
The Australian education system stands out from many other countries through a unique framework. The country follows a framework called the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), a national policy that was established in 1995. It covers qualifications from primary, secondary, and tertiary education. In terms of the language of instruction, English is the official language of Australia and the education system. However, many schools offer bilingual programs or programs in other languages.
Primary and Secondary Education
Australia follows a similar education framework with minor variations between states and territories. If you have children in Australia, it is compulsory to enroll them in school when they are between the ages of six and sixteen ( Year 1 to Year 10).
Typical school education is 13 years and it is divided into primary school (runs for seven to eight years starting at Kindergarten/Preparatory through Year 6 or 7). Then secondary school which runs three or 4 years Years 7- 10. Finally, a senior secondary school which runs for two years Year 11 and 12
Once three levels of schooling are completed, students will enroll in tertiary education which includes both higher education (including universities) and vocational education and training (VET)