Australia has compulsory voting for political elections. Those who do not vote are fined. Voter turn-out is about 95%.
A key difference between the North American and Australian post-secondary education systems concerns professional degrees (e.g., medicine, dentistry, law, pharmacy, physiotherapy). The Australian university system offers many professional qualification programs at the undergraduate level. This means that students straight from high school can enroll in programs to be become doctors, lawyers, pharmacists, physiotherapists, etc. This differs from the North American professional program structure, in which students generally complete an undergraduate degree before starting a professional degree.
Students from Canada apply to undergraduate programs at OzTREKK’s Australian universities by submitting their university applications directly to OzTREKK.
The following undergraduate program areas are available at our Australian universities: