Explore Greater Melbourne Region

The Greater Melbourne Region is home to nine universities and seven TAFEs. Key Facilities include the Australian Synchrotron, Parkville Research Precinct (Human Life Sciences) including the Walter and Eliza Institute of Medical Research, Bio21, and Peter McCallum Cancer Centre, Clayton Research Precinct (Manufacturing and Materials Sciences), Australian Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, AgriBio Centre.
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Greater Melbourne Region

  • The Greater Melbourne Region is home to nine universities and seven TAFEs.
  • Key Facilities include the Australian Synchrotron, Parkville Research Precinct (Human Life Sciences) including the Walter and Eliza Institute of Medical Research, Bio21, and Peter McCallum Cancer Centre, Clayton Research Precinct (Manufacturing and Materials Sciences), Australian Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, AgriBio Centre.
  • Key Fact: The capital of Victoria is ranked as the most liveable city in the world in 2011 and 2012.
  • Multinational Companies: BHP Billiton, BAE Systems, Orica.
  • Major Industries: Research, Medical and Healthcare, Advanced Manufacturing and Defence, Biotech.
  • Major Attractions: F1 Grand Prix, Australian Open (Tennis), Melbourne Museum and the REB.

Why study in Victoria?

Melbourne is rated the world’s most liveable city and is known for its cosmopolitan, multicultural communities and excellent cultural, food, fashion and entertainment activities and destinations

In 2012, QS ranked Melbourne as one of the world’s four leading student cities along with Paris, London and Boston. The criteria included quality of living, reputation of the city’s universities, the student mix, employer activity, and affordability.

Victoria boasts a concentration of education and research infrastructure that is unrivalled in the region. Ten world-leading universities have cutting-edge facilities, academic staff with international experience, and outstanding student services. It has 5 of Australia’s top 20 universities, one of the world’s top 30, and 2 universities in the world’s top 100.

High quality vocational education and training institutions offer industry relevant, practical training and skills development in close connections with industry that ensures graduates have the skills demanded by employers. VET and university institutions also work together to create credit pathways that increase entry and exit points for students and have the advantage of dual qualifications and smoother transition into higher education studies.

Victorian universities and VET providers also dominate and lead the country in the delivery of educational services offshore and this is testament to the global recognition of the programs.

The Victorian Government provides a unique International Student Care Service which makes it a leader in international student service provision. This service provides support, advice and assistance by multilingual professional staff on health, legal, employment and accommodation services.

Last updated: Monday, 27 October 2014 5:06:55 PM

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