Dickson College is located in the northern part of Canberra’s city centre, within easy reach of the universities and the heart of Canberra. The school prides itself in offering a good mix of tradition and innovation for students aged 16 and over. There are usually around 50 internationals at Dickson College, most of them from Asian countries.
In addition to a wide range of academic subjects, Dickson College offers a number of specialised programmes to meet different student needs. For example, the College offers an exciting Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) programme that combines a variety of disciplines into one project. In this project, students develop an aircraft and associated computer program that can be used to search for a stranded person lost in the outback and then drop a rescue package. The students work on different aspects of this very cool project, which involves technologies such as digital mapping, autopilots and image recognition, but also marketing, advertising or management.