The number of students applying for Australian universities has been increasing and simultaneously there has also been an increase in the challenges and difficulties faced by them. The education system in Australia includes transparency and an easy pathway after each level of education with well-oriented guidance in various career fields.
The Australian government offers several certified courses which help the student get genuinely certified after completion. We Indians, have been exposed to a system that teaches theoretical concepts first, followed by practical concepts. Whereas in Australia, students are exposed to practical training initially and are then taught the theoretical concepts. The style of learning is rather experiential than conceptual. The use of technology in the Australian education system is quite high and the students' academic evaluation is assessed thoroughly to be graded.
Whereas in India, students are graded based on the marks they score in tests and the use of technology is lesser compared to Australia. One of the challenges that our students might face there is that the Australian education system understands education as a learning process whereas the Indian education system treats it as a regular process that helps students get jobs based on scores. Students are brainwashed in such a way that they believe that specializations are their priority and extracurriculars are just hobbies. Whereas the Australian education system offers a varied list of sports like hockey, cricket, and many other activities and they make these a part of their academic curriculum. After 12 to 14 years of having a particular perception about academics, it becomes difficult for students to get acquainted with the change of teaching methods and many other aspects. Lecturers or tutors in Australian universities expect students to be well educated about basics or fundamentals and the problem arises when Indian students opt for such courses without being exposed to practical exposure in their home country. There has been a rise in the stress and anxiety levels in students due to the bias and torture in treatment but the Australian system has come up with a lot of initiatives to help out Indian students there.
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