Australia the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands. It is the world's sixth-largest country by total area; the neighbouring countries are Papua New Guinea and East Timor to the north. The population of 25 million is urbanised and concentrated on the eastern seaboard. Australia's capital is Canberra, its largest city is Sydney; the country's other major metropolitan areas are Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide. Australia was inhabited by indigenous Australians for about 60,000 years before the first British settlement in the late 18th century, it is documented. After the European exploration of the continent by Dutch explorers in 1606, who named it New Holland, Australia's eastern half was claimed by Great Britain in 1770 and settled through penal transportation to the colony of New South Wales from 26 January 1788, a date which became Australia's national day; the population grew in subsequent decades, by the 1850s most of the continent had been explored and an additional five self-governing crown colonies established.
On 1 January 1901, the six colonies federated. Australia has since maintained a stable liberal democratic political system that functions as a federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy, comprising six states and ten territories. Being the oldest and driest inhabited continent, with the least fertile soils, Australia has a landmass of 7,617,930 square kilometres. A megadiverse country, its size gives it a wide variety of landscapes, with deserts in the centre, tropical rainforests in the north-east and mountain ranges in the south-east. A gold rush began in Australia in the early 1850s, its population density, 2.8 inhabitants per square kilometre, remains among the lowest in the world. Australia generates its income from various sources including mining-related exports, telecommunications and manufacturing. Indigenous Australian rock art is the oldest and richest in the world, dating as far back as 60,000 years and spread across hundreds of thousands of sites. Australia is a developed country, with the world's 14th-largest economy.
It has a high-income economy, with the world's tenth-highest per capita income. It is a regional power, has the world's 13th-highest military expenditure. Australia has the world's ninth-largest immigrant population, with immigrants accounting for 26% of the population. Having the third-highest human development index and the eighth-highest ranked democracy globally, the country ranks in quality of life, education, economic freedom, civil liberties and political rights, with all its major cities faring well in global comparative livability surveys. Australia is a member of the United Nations, G20, Commonwealth of Nations, ANZUS, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, World Trade Organization, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, Pacific Islands Forum and the ASEAN Plus Six mechanism; the name Australia is derived from the Latin Terra Australis, a name used for a hypothetical continent in the Southern Hemisphere since ancient times. When Europeans first began visiting and mapping Australia in the 17th century, the name Terra Australis was applied to the new territories.
Until the early 19th century, Australia was best known as "New Holland", a name first applied by the Dutch explorer Abel Tasman in 1644 and subsequently anglicised. Terra Australis still saw occasional usage, such as in scientific texts; the name Australia was popularised by the explorer Matthew Flinders, who said it was "more agreeable to the ear, an assimilation to the names of the other great portions of the earth". The first time that Australia appears to have been used was in April 1817, when Governor Lachlan Macquarie acknowledged the receipt of Flinders' charts of Australia from Lord Bathurst. In December 1817, Macquarie recommended to the Colonial Office. In 1824, the Admiralty agreed that the continent should be known by that name; the first official published use of the new name came with the publication in 1830 of The Australia Directory by the Hydrographic Office. Colloquial names for Australia include "Oz" and "the Land Down Under". Other epithets include "the Great Southern Land", "the Lucky Country", "the Sunburnt Country", "the Wide Brown Land".
The latter two both derive from Dorothea Mackellar's 1908 poem "My Country". Human habitation of the Australian continent is estimated to have begun around 65,000 to 70,000 years ago, with the migration of people by land bridges and short sea-crossings from what is now Southeast Asia; these first inhabitants were the ancestors of modern Indigenous Australians. Aboriginal Australian culture is one of the oldest continual civilisations on earth. At the time of first European contact, most Indigenous Australians were hunter-gatherers with complex economies and societies. Recent archaeological finds suggest. Indigenous Australians have an oral culture with spiritual values based on reverence for the land and a belief in the Dreamtime; the Torres Strait Islanders, ethnically Melanesian, obtained their livelihood from seasonal horticulture and the resources of their reefs and seas. The northern coasts and waters of Australia were visited s
Waurn Ponds, Victoria
Waurn Ponds is a residential southern suburb of Geelong, Australia. The suburb is bounded by Rossack Drive, Princes Highway, the Geelong to Warnambool railway, Reservoir Road, Draytons Road, Pigdons Road, Deakin University and Honeys Road, it is home to the main Geelong campus of Deakin University and the regional Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre. There are many schools around Waurn Ponds like Mount Duneed Regional Primary School; the town was named after the Waurn chain of ponds, a watercourse that flows from Mount Moriac over 30 km into the Barwon River. Two early hotels - the Victoria Inn and the Waurn Ponds Inn were located on the Princes Highway serving travellers on the road; the Albert and Victoria vineyards, owned by David Pettavel, began growing grapes in 1848 and the area was better known as Pettavel in the 1860s. The Pettavel Post Office opened on 12 January 1865 and remained open until 1952; the Waurn Ponds Post Office opened on 1 December 1871 and closed in 1968. A quarry for limestone was opened in the 1840s, with quarrying continuing from 1964 to today at the nearby Blue Circle Southern cement works.
Kilns for making mortar lime operated until the 1970s. Waurn Ponds started to become part of the outer suburbs of Geelong from the 1970s, with the opening of the Deakin University campus and the Waurn Ponds Hotel on the highway. Major development did not begin based around Ghazeepore Road; the intervening years have seen housing developments spread across the hillside towards Grovedale. Waurn Ponds contains a number of heritage listed sites, including: Princes Highway and 110 Lemins Road, Lime Burning Kiln Princes Highway, Waurn Ponds Creek Bridge Waurn Ponds is home to the quite small Waurn Ponds Creek, it starts around the Mount Moriac region and flows into the Barwon River near Belmont Common. As of 2007, it is no more than 1 meter deep in most sections, it has a large weed problem. The creek is home to species of fish including Carp, Roach, Australian Grayling and short finned eels; the creek is a large habitat of native birds including the pacific black duck. Increase in annual rain will bring the creek back to its original status.
Waurn Ponds has a large linear parkland following the creek. The neighbouring suburb of Grovedale has a skate baseball complex; the boundaries of Waurn Ponds were expanded in 2012 when, as a result of boundary changes related to the development of the nearby Armstrong Creek Growth Area, an area of land in the west of the current suburb between the Princes Highway and the Geelong-Warrnambool railway line was shifted from the locality of Mount Duneed to Waurn Ponds. Waurn Ponds is located on the Princes Highway, it is the southern endpoint of Geelong Ring Road completed 2009. Anglesea Road heads south through the suburb, linking the area to Anglesea. Pioneer Road links the region west to Grovedale, the road not being completed eastward across the Waurn Ponds Creek until the mid-1990s. Public transport to the area is provided by buses operated by CDC Geelong and McHarry's Buslines, under contact to Public Transport Victoria. Routes to the Geelong city centre terminate at Deakin University. Route 1 - Deakin University to North Shore and return, via Grovedale, South Geelong railway station, Geelong West and North Geelong - runs every 20 minutes on weekdays and every 30 minutes on weekends.
There is a train station running from Melbourne to Warnambol and waurn ponds is one of the stops* Route 40 - Deakin University to Geelong railway station and return, via Grovedale, Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre, Marshall railway station and East Geelong - runs hourly on weekdays but does not run on weekends. Route 41 - Deakin University to Geelong railway station and return, via Waurn Ponds railway station, Waurn Ponds Plaza, Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre and South Geelong - runs every 30 minutes on weekdays and hourly on weekends. Route 42 - Deakin University to Geelong railway station and return, via Waurn Ponds railway station, Waurn Pond Shopping Centre, Highton and South Geelong - runs every 20 minutes on weekdays and hourly on weekends. Route 43 - Deakin University to Geelong Railway station and return, via Highton and Newtown - runs every 40 minutes on weekdays and hourly on weekends; the Geelong V/Line rail service, to and from Geelong and Melbourne, was extended to the new Waurn Ponds railway station, situated in Sugargum Drive, in 2014.
The new station was named Grovedale in the planning stages, despite being physically located in Waurn Ponds, but the official name of Waurn Ponds was announced in July 2014. An earlier extension of Geelong line rail services in the direction of Waurn Ponds had been considered when funding was set aside for a new station beyond South Geelong station in 2003-04, but that resulted in the new station being built at Marshall, closer to Geelong, instead; the Deakin University campus at Waurn Ponds had the beginnings in the Gordon Institute of TAFE, who purchased land there in 1969. A building for the Applied Sciences was first built, followed by a library and student lodgings in 1975. In 1976 the Gordon Institute was divided into two parts, with academic courses becoming part of the newly formed Deakin University based at the Waurn Ponds campus. Deakin enrolled its first students at its Waurn Ponds campus in 1977. Today the university is located on a 365 hectare site, has over 1,000 staff and over 4000 on-campus students.
Deakin offers many social groups for students to join, The main Association is DUSA, followed by the Deakin Students' Commerce Society Deakin University Student Association#Deakin Comm
Colac is a small city in the Western District of Victoria, Australia 150 kilometres south-west of Melbourne on the southern shore of Lake Colac and the surrounding volcanic plains 40 kilometres inland from Bass Strait. Colac is administrative centre of the Colac Otway Shire. At June 2016, Colac had a population of 12,411. A commercial centre for a major agricultural district, it was named after nearby Lake Colac and was proclaimed a city in 1960. For thousands of years clans of the Gulidjan people occupied the region of Colac, living a semi-nomadic life; the area was first settled by Europeans in 1837 by Hugh Murray and his brother Andrew in 1840, proclaimed a town, Lake Colac, in 1848. The Post Office opened on 1 July 1848 as Lake Colac and was renamed Colac in 1854. Colac Botanic Gardens in Queen Street located on the shores of Lake Colac, were established in 1868. In 1854 town founder Hugh Murray employed a couple of shepherds named Thomas Brookhouse and Patrick Geary. Brookhouse, looking for missing sheep disappeared without a trace.
Patrick Geary and his wife soon left the district. Fifteen years a boy out rabbiting found the skeletal remains of Thomas Brookhouse under a pile of rocks near Lake Corangamite. Brookhouse had his head smashed in, it took Police two years to charge him with Brookhouse's murder. A friend of Geary told the court that Geary had killed Brookhouse with an axe to stop him from informing Murray of Geary's sheep stealing activities. Geary was hanged in Melbourne in 1871. A plaque on the southern side of the Memorial Square commemorates two historic speeches given on consecutive nights in Colac, beginning on 31 July 1914 with the Federal opposition leader, Andrew Fisher, followed the next night by the Prime Minister Joseph Cook; the two speeches declared Australia's commitment to follow Britain into World War I, with Fisher declaring "Should honor demand the mother country taking part in hostilities, Australians would stand beside her to the last man and shilling." and Cook's famous reiteration that "If the old country is at war, so are we."
Fisher became Prime Minister for the third time on 5 September. The War Memorial stands in the centre of Memorial Square. Colac contains a number of heritage listed sites, including: 1 Murray Street, Adam Rea's Store 1–5 Fyans Street, Colac Botanic Gardens Trinity College, Colac Colac Secondary College Sacred Heart Primary School, Colac Colac West Primary School Colac Primary School Colac South West Primary School St Mary's Primary School Colac Specialist School Elliminyt Primary School The plains around Colac are the third largest volcanic plain in the world. Australia's largest permanent salt lake and Victoria's largest natural lake, Lake Corangamite, is nearby and Red Rock Reserve is nearby too. Lake Colac's water level can drop over summer dry periods to the point that it dried up for the first time in recorded history in 2009, but is always replenished after drought and is used for fishing and water skiing; the Princes Highway forms its main street, Murray Street. The highway runs west toward Camperdown and east beyond to Melbourne.
Several secondary sealed roads including the C161, C155 and C154 run south toward Apollo Bay and the coastal tourism areas of the Otway Ranges Great Ocean Road, The Twelve Apostles and the Shipwreck Coast. The Colac-Ballarat Road runs north connecting Colac to Ballarat via Cressy; the railway through the town was opened in 1877, extended from 1883 as part of the line to the south west of the state. The Irrewarra-Cressy line towards Ballarat ran from Colac between 1889 and 1953 and the Alvie line opened in 1923 and closed in 1954. A narrow gauge branch line originated from the town, the branch line to Beech Forest opened in 1902 and was extended to Crowes in 1911 closing in 1962; the route of the abandoned railway has been developed as the Old Beechy Rail Trail. The local railway station is served by V/Line passenger services on the Warrnambool line; the train stops at Terang. Colac was the home of the annual "Cliff Young Australian 6-day race"; the event, orchestrated by Stuart Walker, occurred for over 20 years until 2006 and is a running/walking event.
It was held on the Memorial Square, right in the heart of Colac and attracted entries from all over the world. Held at the Memorial Square is the annual Colac KANA festival taking place on the third Saturday of March. Many market stalls, children's entertainment and a song and dance stage can be found at the festival; the most popular feature of the festival is its parade through the streets of Colac's CBD. The parade showcases local primary schools and their students as well as local clubs, emergency service organisations and businesses. With a wealth of natural resources, such as agriculture and timber, Colac has a strong manufacturing background, with major local employers including Bulla Dairy Foods, CRF Colac Otway Pty Ltd and AKD Softwoods. While the region supported numerous successful brickworks, nowadays the major primary industries are agriculture such as the dairying, beef and finewool merino industries. Colac is the sister city of Walker, Michigan, USA Colac has its own newspaper, The Colac Herald, published on Mondays and Fridays.
Colac is serviced by a number of local radio stations: 3CS 1134AM, MIXX FM 106.3 MHz, OCR FM Community Radio Station 98.3 MHz and 88.7 MHz in Apollo Bay and surrounds. Most digital terrestrial television services are received via UHF from Ballarat Lookout Hill. In addition to the Ballarat service, a local repeater on nearby Warrion Hill provides an alte
Melbourne Polytechnic NMIT, is a TAFE and higher education institute located predominantly in the northern suburbs of Melbourne, but in the south with a campus at Prahran, Australia. It has six functioning campuses located at Preston, Epping, Heidelberg, Greensborough, training sites at Broadmeadows, country training facilities at Eden Park, Yan Yean and Ararat. In October 2014, NMIT decided to reposition itself in the tertiary education market under the Melbourne Polytechnic brand, appointing Publicis Mojo to coordinate the change; the change was facilitated by a $19 million grant from the Victorian Government. A wide selection of study options in vocational education are offered from short courses, pre-apprenticeships and traineeships through to certificates, advanced diplomas, onto higher education, tertiary degrees under the Australian Qualifications Framework. In 2013, there were 511 Full Time Equivalent teaching staff and 348.5 support staff employed by Melbourne Polytechnic delivering over 500 courses.
There were 50,203 total enrolments as at November 2014 including 6,284 off-shore students at overseas partner institutions. Melbourne Polytechnic is the largest provider of primary industry training in Victoria and one of the largest in Australia offering a diverse range of courses from practical short-courses to a Bachelor of Equine Studies and Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology focusing on Viticulture, Agronomy and Aquaculture. Melbourne Polytechnic is managed by a board of nine directors appointed by the Victorian State Government with the Chief Executive Officer appointed by the board. Recent Chief Executive Officer appointments have included Brian MacDonald, Dr Andrew Giddy, Ron Gauci and Rob Wood. On 20 October 2017, Frances Coppolillo was appointed as Chief Executive Officer; the CEO has five direct reports comprising Shared Services and Operations. Melbourne Polytechnic is structured with four faculties each containing a number of Vocational education and training Teaching Departments and Higher Education programs.
During 2014, under the interim CEO leadership of Ron Gauci, the Institute undertook a major restructure reducing the teaching faculties from six to four. An International Office coordinates enrolment and services provided to international students studying at Melbourne Polytechnic. Many of the bachelor's degree courses have associate degrees embedded within them for an interim qualification and exit point after 2 years study. Short vocational courses are offered in a wide variety of areas including: Beauty, Multimedia, Hospitality, HR, IT, Office Administration, Microsoft Certified Professional and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, Computer Aided Drafting, Cisco Certified Network Associate and Cisco Certified Network Professional. Courses in IELTS - International English Language Testing system - are being run from Preston and Collingwood campuses to enhance the English skills of students from non-English speaking backgrounds international students; as a major vocational education provider in Melbourne Melbourne Polytechnic offers a large variety of Certificate and Advanced Diploma Courses across all Faculties and teaching departments with many of the courses open for international students to enrol.
In 2002 the Victorian Education Minister, Lynne Kosky, announced that TAFEs would be able to offer bachelor's degrees in specialised vocational areas not catered for by universities. Legislation was passed in 2003 and NMIT became the first Victorian TAFE to offer an undergraduate degree in 2004: The Bachelor of Applied Aquaculture course with the first students enrolling at the start of 2005. Melbourne Polytechnic has since added undergraduate degree courses in Viticulture and Winemaking, Equine Studies, Australian Popular Music, Hospitality Management, Illustration and two in Early Years Education. In 2012 new bachelor's degrees are being launched in Business, Information Technology, Music Industry. Associate Degrees are offered in Accounting and Technology, Early Years Studies, Equine Studies, Information Technology, International Business, International Business Management, Music Industry and Publishing, Tertiary Studies; the 2014 Annual report states that two new master's degree courses have been accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency for delivery: in Creative Industries, Practising and Professional Accounting.
Bachelor of Accounting Bachelor and associate degree program in Accounting started in 2011, with a particular focus on a sustainability and environmental management. Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology - Aquaculture The Bachelor of Aquaculture at Melbourne Polytechnic was the first full-time course in applied aquaculture and aquatic environmental management at the bachelor's degree level to be offered by a Victorian TAFE institute. Aquaculture research has included captive breeding of Murray Cod and biodiesel from microalgae as part of this degree program. In 2014 this degree became the Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology, delivered by Melbourne P
Johnstone Park is a landscaped garden in Geelong, Australia. It is bounded by Railway Terrace, Gheringhap Street, Little Malop Street, Fenwick Street, Mercer Street; the park is surrounded by civic buildings including the Geelong Town Hall, Geelong Art Gallery, Geelong Library, Geelong Law Courts, the Geelong Railway Station. A war memorial and bandstand feature in the centre of the park; the area occupied by Johnstone Park was known as Western Gully, a watercourse that drained towards Corio Bay. In 1849 a dam was built at the downstream end of the gully, near the intersection of Gheringhap and Mercer streets; the dam was fenced off in 1851 after at least one person and several horses had drowned. The area was made into a park in March 1872, named after former Geelong mayor Robert De Bruce Johnstone; the park stretched from Gheringhap Street to Latrobe Terrace. In December that year the first band concert was held by the Geelong Artillery Corps band. An octagonal wooden bandstand was erected in the park during November 1873.
The Belcher Fountain was installed adjacent to the park in 1874, in the middle of the intersection of Gheringhap and Mercer streets. The fountain was a gift to the City of Geelong from former Mayor George Frederick Belcher; the park was divided in 1872 when construction began on the extension of the Geelong railway south to Winchelsea. A footbridge was provided across the railway line. Johnstone Park was further reduced in size in 1887, when the Gordon Technical College was built on western section of the park. 1915 saw the Geelong Art Gallery built on the Little Malop Street boundary of the park. In 1926 it was complemented by a war memorial to commemorate the lives of local men lost in World War I, which comprised a Peace Memorial beside the gallery and an ornamental gateway at the Railway Terrace entrance to the park. A 1919 bandstand in the centre of the park is located on the axis of the Peace Memorial building and the gateway; the bandstand is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register. The Belcher Fountain was relocated to Johnstone Park in 1912 because it was in the way of the tracks being installed for the introduction of electric trams in Geelong.
The fountain was moved back to its original position in 1956. It was removed in 2006 to be restored and was re-installed close to its original location in 2008. Peter Begg. Geelong - The First 150 Years. Globe Press. ISBN0-9592863-5-7 Johnstone park - Geelong Australia
Box Hill Institute
Box Hill Institute is a Victorian vocational and higher education provider based in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne in Victoria. Box Hill Institute has two locations in Box Hill, two in Lilydale, one in Melbourne CBD. Box Hill Institute is the descendant of two Box Hill area technical schools. "Box Hill Technical School for Girls and Women" was opened on the 4th of September 1924, having welcomed 65 Junior pupils some six months before. The girls primary studied domestic subjects like housewifery, cookery and dressmaking; some girls took courses like accounting and secretarial work. On the 2nd of February 1943 the "Box Hill Technical School for Boys" was established because many boys in the eastern suburbs were being turned away from Swinburne Technical School, they studied subjects like technical drawing and carpentry. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s both technical schools added post-secondary options like certificates in business studies and engineering; the Girl's Technical School started the first business certificate course in 1967.
The Girls' Technical School was renamed "Whitehorse Technical School" in 1971. Around this time the Boy's Technical School separated its tertiary technical offerings from the secondary ones, the tertiary section becoming "Box Hill Technical School". Both schools were declared colleges of Technical and Further Education in late 1981. On the 25th of January 1984, Whitehorse Technical School and Box Hill Technical School merged to become "Box Hill College of TAFE"; the College was renamed "Box Hill Institute" ten years later. Box Hill Institute offers a range of higher education courses at a Masters and Undergraduate level, it covers areas such as biotechnology, animal science, music business, business, IT and more. Box Hill Institute offers a large range of vocational courses, it covers areas including hospitality, health, automotive, carpentry, refrigeration, plumbing, business, art, graphic design, music, live production, English as an additional language, ELICOS, VCAL, VCE and more. In 2015 Box Hill Institute won more than 20 awards, including Excellence in International Education at the Victorian Internal Education Awards.
In 2013 Box Hill Institute was declared International Training Provider of the Year. In 2012 Box Hill Institute won Victorian Large Training Provider of the Year. In 2012 they won the Premier’s Sustainability Award – Tertiary Education category George Calombaris, chef/restaurateur, judge on Masterchef Australia Chris Cheney, Guitarist & Lead Vocalist for The Living End Helen Croome, Songwriter & Lead Vocalist for Gossling Guy Grossi, owner of famous Melbourne restaurant Grossi Florentino Matthew Richardson, Richmond Football Club player Herb Sawatzky, Former Richmond Football player Curtis Stone, Chef Tobie Puttock, Chef Ian Gardiner, woodcut print maker Box Hill Institute official site
Swinburne University of Technology
Swinburne University of Technology is an Australian public university based in Melbourne, Victoria. It was founded in 1908 as the Eastern Suburbs Technical College by George Swinburne in order to serve those without access to further education in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs, its main campus is located in Hawthorn, a suburb of Melbourne, located 7.5 km from the Melbourne central business district. In addition to its main Hawthorn campus, Swinburne has campuses in the Melbourne metropolitan area at Wantirna and Croydon as well as has a campus in Sarawak, Malaysia. In the 2016 QS World University Rankings, making it one of the top art and design schools in Australia and the world. Swinburne University of Technology has its origins in the Eastern Suburbs Technical College, established in 1908 in the Melbourne suburb of Hawthorn by George Swinburne. In 1913, the institution changed its name to Swinburne Technical College, it attained university status on 1 July 1992 with the passage of the Swinburne University of Technology Act.
As a consequence of the Dawkins reforms to Australian higher education in the early 1990s, the university began teaching in the suburb of Prahran through a merger in 1992 with Victoria College, which stood on the site of Victoria's first training institute, the Prahran Mechanics' Institute. In 1997, Swinburne opened a campus at Victoria. In 1998, it merged with the Outer East Institute of TAFE and began operating from campuses at Croydon and Wantirna. In 1999, Swinburne established the National Institute of Circus Arts. In 2000, the university opened a campus in Sarawak, Malaysia, as a partnership between the university and the Sarawak State Government. In February 2011, the university opened the Advanced Technologies Centre, a 22,000 square metre building of modern architectural design at its Hawthorn campus, known locally as "the cheese grater building". Following a series of funding cuts announced by the Victorian Government to vocational education in May 2012, Swinburne announced that it would close its Lilydale and Prahran campuses.
Lilydale campus closed on 1 July 2013. The university sold its Prahran campus to the Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE in 2014. In 2015, Swinburne launched its law school and became the first university in Victoria to enable students to complete their practical legal training during the final year of their law degree; the Hawthorn campus is Swinburne’s main campus. It hosts a range of vocational and postgraduate programs. Wantirna is a TAFE-specific campus; the campus offers courses in areas including health and community services, visual arts and accounting. The university's Croydon campus is a TAFE-specific campus, with a focus on training in trades such as building, carpentry and plumbing. While Swinburne no longer operates at the Prahran campus, the National Institute of Circus Arts continues to be based there; the Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus is located in Kuching, Malaysia. The university's joint venture with SEEK Limited led to the creation of Swinburne Online in 2011.
Swinburne is internationally recognized for the output from international partnership researches. Swinburne was ranked top 75 in the field of physics by the Academic Ranking of World Universities in the 2014. Swinburne was ranked 32nd in the world for art and design in the 2016 QS World University Rankings, making it one of the top art and design schools. Swinburne has been placed in the top 75 for civil engineering and physics in the top 100 in Shanghai Ranking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects by the 2016; the university was listed in the top 40 for the art and design subject area by the 2018 QS World Rankings of Universities by Subject. Another STEM has debuted new subjects in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019, other education top 200, psychology top 300, business and economics top 500. Swinburne Business School ranked in the top 25% Economists and Institutions in Australia and 265th Business School in the world as of October 2018. There were three Swinburne Master programs that ranked in top 200 worldwide by Eduniversal in 2018.
The university operates Swinburne College, a provider of pathway education courses which prepare students for university study. Programs offered by Swinburne College include English language, foundation studies and professional year programs. Swinburne College had collaborated with Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies. Swinburne Student Union is the independent student representative body of Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia. Membership is opt-in for all students. Andrew Dominik: film director. Chopper, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Killing Them Softly, the documentary One More Time with Feeling. Mark Hartley: film director, Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! Richard Lowenstein: film director, "Autoluminescent", He Died With A Felafel In His Hand, Dogs In Space, "Strikebound" L. Scott Pendlebury: landscape and portrait artist.