Explore Bentley & surrounds

Bentley is a significant employment centre based around innovation, education and research activities which supports the diversification of the West Australian economy. Institutions found in and around Bentley include Curtin University, Curtin College, Canning College, Polytechnic West, Silver Trowel Training, Como Senior Secondary School and Wesley College.
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About Bentley and surrounds

Bentley is a significant employment centre based around innovation, education and research activities which supports the diversification of the West Australian economy.

Institutions found in and around Bentley include:

  • Curtin University
  • Curtin College
  • Canning College
  • Polytechnic West
  • Silver Trowel Training
  • Como Senior Secondary School
  • Wesley College

Curtin University has the largest student population in Western Australia, with the highest concentration of international students. The university has a strong focus on research in minerals and energy, ICT and emerging technologies, sustainable development and health.

Polytechnic West is the largest publicly funded training organisation in WA with six campuses spread across Perth covering a wide breadth of industries including horticulture, aerospace and business.

The Technology Park Bentley was established as an incubator to promote and foster the growth and development of industry, trade, science, technology and research in Western Australia. Currently more than 100 research institutions dedicated to research related to information, communications and emerging technologies, medical, sustainable and renewable energy, minerals and petroleum, radio astronomy, biodiversity and agriculture operate within the centre.

Bentley is home to the The Pawsey Centre, one of Australia’s leading supercomputing facilities. Completed in March 2013, the centre houses a $33 million supercomputer which is integral to Western Australia’s contribution to the world’s largest radio astronomy project, the €1.5 billion Square Kilometre Array.

The Australian Resources Research Centre is an initiative of the Western Australian State Government together with CSIRO and Curtin University.

Why study in Western Australia?

What comes to mind when thinking of the perfect place to study?  It would be just about any student’s dream to study in a place that offers world-class education and a pathway to a successful career. Somewhere with excellent infrastructure, natural beauty, clean air, rivers and oceans.

Famous for its friendly people and relaxed atmosphere, Perth embodies the true Australian lifestyle. There are not many places left in the world where a passer-by will warmly greet you on the street or stop to have a chat. Australians love to interact with overseas visitors and embrace other cultures.

Perth is a city of growth, success and possibilities. Recent years have seen the benefits of our resources boom flow into every part of our lives, from education to transport, and tens of thousands of people have come to see the natural beauty of Western Australia and enjoy its year-round sunshine. The new international airport, along with the Perth Arena and expanding city rail network, riverside developments and beach-fronts are shaping Perth into Australia’s western gateway for tourism and investment.

Research conducted in Perth is respected globally, reaching new horizons in medicine and health sciences, agriculture, chemistry, geology, metallurgy, engineering, astrophysics, renewable energy and environmental management. Our artists, musicians and actors are familiar to the world. Your study experience here will not only provide you with learning, but also the possibility to be part of the growing academic and professional network which will guide the future of our city.

Read more about studying in Western Australia at www.studyperth.com.au and studywest.des.wa.gov.au

Last updated: Monday, 27 October 2014 5:16:17 PM

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