Splendid coastline of Victoria welcomes guests around the year with its breathtaking Inner harbor. Densely populated state of Victoria is mostly concentrated around Port Phillip and extends from Tasman Sea in the east to New South Wales to the North. Natively Victoria consists of aboriginal people known as Koori and post European settlement in 1803 at Sullivan Bay. The Victorian gold rush of 1850 significantly increased the population and wealth of the state. Economy of the Victoria is based upon manufacturing and retail sectors and the total Gross State product is second ranked in Australia. The Australian football league attracts 95,000 people to Victoria each year which makes the ground “spiritual home” of sport lovers.
Education system dates back to 1872 in Victoria when British government made education free and compulsory. Now, public schooling here refers to consistent seven years of primary schooling and six years of secondary schooling while the final years are optional. Post school students have to appear for Victorian Certificate of Education after which they are given ATAR score. The state of Victoria houses eight public universities including the University of Melbourne founded in 1853. Victoria has eight universities among which University of Melbourne was first to start operation. The large Monash University is world ranking institute. Number of students in Victorian Universities was 241,755 till 2004 with large number of foreign enrolments.