STUDENTS interested in studying in Australia should call at the Australian Education Centre to take advantage of the free professional advice offered on education in Australia. The Australian Education Centre, on the 28th floor of Harbour Centre in Wan Chai, has a spacious resource library where students can browse through leaflets, brochures, handbooks and other sources of information about Australian universities, schools and colleges. Videos in Cantonese and English are also available. The centre has three experienced counsellors who are trained to advise students on appropriate courses and study options. Most of the staff have training in visa procedures and provide advice on travel and accommodation. Counsellors at the centre do not attempt to make decisions for the students. Instead, they help students with their information gathering so that they are fully aware of the options available. The aim is to help them make a choice which suits their individual needs and talents. To help make research even quicker and more interesting, the centre has introduced a new research tool called CourSearch. Operated by a touch-screen concept, CourSearch is a computerised database of all the courses available in Australia. It is believed to be the first of its kind introduced at a student advisory centre in Hong Kong. Among other services provided by the Australian Education Centre are registration and tuition for International English Language. It is the preferred test of English-language proficiency for entry into Australian institutions. Testing is done twice a monthby qualified examiners at the Hong Kong Polytechnic.