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Belconnen is a district of Canberra, the capital city of Australia. The University of Canberra is located in the suburb of Bruce and has a student population of approximately 10,000. A Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) campus is also in Bruce.
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About Belconnen

Belconnen is a district of Canberra, the capital city of Australia. It comprises 25 suburbs and houses more than 90,000 of the more than 356,000 people in the Australian Capital Territory. Belconnen is situated to the north-west of Canberra's city centre, and surrounds an artificially created, ornamental lake, Lake Ginninderra.

There are 23 Preschools, 19 Primary Schools, 5 High Schools and 3 Colleges (Senior Secondary Schools) within the District of Belconnen. There are also 8 religious schools and one Government special school for students with disabilities.

Prominent High schools include Radford College and Canberra High. Belconnen is also the home to the ACT's only government operated Year 7-12 school, with the dual campus Melba Copland Secondary School located in the North-Eastern suburb of Melba. The University of Canberra is located in the suburb of Bruce and has a student population of approximately 10,000. A Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) campus is also in Bruce.

 

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Why study in Canberra?

Students in Canberra enjoy a balanced education with opportunities for intellectual, sporting and cultural development. International students are made particularly welcome, with high quality Government education in a safe, friendly and multicultural city.

The Year 11 and 12 college system in Canberra offers international students a unique experience. With the two senior years separate from the high school, we create a very serious learning environment for young adults with a focus on preparing them for further study after they graduate from college and consistently attain the highest median ATAR across Australia. The continuous assessment system particularly benefits international students, as there is no major external examination to sit at the end of year 12. Canberra also has a strong focus on meeting the needs of gifted and talented students and offers a wide curriculum choice to suit the intellect, interest and capability of every student.

Government schooling in Canberra leads the way in preparing students for the opportunities and challenges of life in the 21st century. With one of the best government education systems in the country, government school students consistently rate as the best educated in Australia and among the brightest in the world. An international education in Canberra sets students apart from their peers and creates pathways to success in whatever direction they choose.

Read more about studying in Canberra at www.det.act.gov.au