In Australia, it is compulsory for all children aged between 6 and 15 years to attend school. The education system is roughly broken up into three levels: Primary School (for younger children), Secondary School (that is, High School) and University or alternative tertiary education.
The Australian education system is world-class. For foreign students on visas, quality education is assured through legislation setting down pricing and quality guidelines in the Education Services for Overseas Students 2000 (Cth). Every year, almost 200,000 overseas people come to study in Australia
owing to the low costs offered when compared to other western countries and the excellent education services reputation.
In Australia, parents can choose to send their children to a public school, where tuition remains free to all, or a private school, where fees must be paid. To enter into a university or other tertiary institution, minimum grade requirements (which differ from course to course and also will depend upon which institution the student wishes to study at) must be met.