Accountancy courses and programs throughout Australia have developed to serve the needs of an ever-changing and dynamic domestic and international industry. The educational framework is based on students receiving appropriate instruction and certification in their chosen field, whether that is spreadsheets and bookkeeping, or registration as a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) and membership of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA).
Courses range from certificates, associate and advanced diplomas, bachelor degrees, and masters, MBA, and doctorate studies. These programs vary from practical to theoretical, depending on the level of study and the particular requirements. They include areas such as approaches to accounting covering practical, theoretical, technological, geographical and ethical perspectives.
There is a wide range of career prospects for graduates in the areas of accounting, auditing, collections, taxation, financial reporting, and consulting, for a wide range of employers including public organizations and private companies, along with opportunities to work as private consultants.
Finance experts affect many people with their decisions on the circulation of money, granting of credit, investments, and provision of banking services. Learning Finance is ideal for students who are after a career in the finance industry, particularly commercial and investment banking, corporate finance, stock markets, capital markets, or derivative markets.
As a student you will be challenged to solve a variety of financial problems while developing a keen analytical mind. Possessing these skills will prove invaluable in the fast changing world of finance.
Business graduates have a huge range of career opportunities, and a finance specialization further improves these options. Graduates work all over the world, in retail, finance, banking and insurance and are able to work for the government, finance companies and multinational corporations. The range of career options depends on the subjects chosen but, given we offer open electives and a specialization in banking and finance, graduates will be able to explore several career paths.
Australia offers a highly practical environment for international students to attain skills and qualifications in any of the related areas in the discipline of engineering faculty. These include, among many others, Software, Spatial, Civil/Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Aerospace and Aeronautical, Applied Physics, Architectural, and Surveying and Environmental Engineering courses, from Technical and Further Education (TAFE) programs to university degrees and numerous postgraduate opportunities.
The courses include both classroom study and practical fieldwork and all are appropriately accredited and recognized for membership of organizations such as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Courses can range between two and four years, along with ongoing postgraduate research options.
Career opportunities for graduates are varied, depending on the specific course taken. For instance, Environmental or Surveying graduates may have opportunities within conservation/sustainability foundations or urban planning. Software/Computer Systems graduates can find opportunities throughout the Information Technology sector, and Logistics Management may be employable in a wide variety of roles for many potential employers. There are many opportunities to participate in practical applications of engineering theory during study, and this gives all graduates a solid grounding for them to apply what they have learned.
Robotics is the science and technology of the design, manufacturing and application of robots in a wide range of fields. Robots are designed to perform a variety of tasks aimed at making people’s lives easier. They are capable of undertaking tasks with a level of precision, strength, and endurance beyond human levels and they are an ideal substitute for workers in repetitive, hazardous, and laborious jobs in manufacturing applications. As safety becomes more important to employers facing potentially hazardous situations in industry, robots and robotics technologies are in more demand than ever. Robots can fix satellites in space, perform underwater surveys, help in mining explorations, clean up nuclear waste, or operate in security situations. They can be also used in remotely controlled surgery or health care related areas.
According to the Australian Robotics and Automation Association, the education and training of the next generation of robotics professionals is critical to maintaining Australia’s place as a world leader in robotics. Robotics degree combines electronics, computer control, signal processing, and programming in the design, development and operation of robots, and their integration with other systems in the work environment.
In the light of rapidly evolving robotic technology, industry will constantly be in need of new graduates in the field. Students who complete the robotics degree can work directly with robots in the manufacturing environments as robotics or systems engineers. They can also seek and find employment in industries that build robots for different applications such as manufacturing, health care related, security, cutting edge household appliances, or state of the art toys as a robot system designer, automation expert, or similar titles. Some of the local industries include automotive industries, electronic industries, and defence related organizations.
A property degree will equips students with the knowledge, skill set and academic qualifications necessary to practice in specialist property areas. The study of property deals with the valuation, management, transfer, development, investment and administration of land and properties. It is also about the interaction of people with land and with making improvements to that land. Students can learn, as a property professional, how to gather and analyze property marketing information so that informed decisions and advice can be made about the use and management of real estate and property investment.
Property is an exciting industry to work in. It provides a diverse range of professional career paths and the flexibility to easily change from one property career to another. Graduates can pursue a career in valuation, asset portfolio and funds management, corporate real estate management, investment banking, property development, property investment analysis, commercial property sales and leasing, commercial industrial and retail property management, and, property research. The majority of property graduates obtain employment within the private sector working for financial institutions, property firms, and valuation firms or in local and national government departments in roles as property evaluator, commercial property developers, property portfolio managers, building managers and real estate agents.
A Media Arts degree will qualify individuals who apply vocationally relevant skills and knowledge within a broad cultural education to undertake professional work in the media arts industries and related fields and as a pathway for further learning.
Media arts is all about making the message you are conveying stand out, whether through a website, animation or video. In the information-saturated world we live in, these skills are increasingly relevant to a wide range of industries from arts and advertising through to business and government.
Graduates in Media Arts are given the opportunity to combine practical production topics in digital media and screen production with study of other areas such as creative writing, drama, business, international studies or public service (for example, media and public affairs units), community groups, industry, education media, film and TV production companies, publishers, advertising, and arts organizations, to name a few.
Computing, and its many subfields, is about solving problems using computers. It is concerned with the study of information and computation and finding solutions to problems using modern computer systems. Computer science and information technology drives many facets of modern innovation and assists the solving of problems in areas such as medical research, climate change, the environment, and business. It has a significant impact upon the creative industries and in the development of new products and services. Information technology covers everything from designing critical software to managing information systems.
The immediate prospects for employment are excellent for graduates of this program, particularly in the emerging defence, mining, and multimedia (entertainment) sectors. There is a national shortage of skills in IT and well-trained people are in high demand.
Career opportunities also exist interstate and overseas as IT graduate qualifications are transferable unlike other specialized professions. IT graduates can expect starting salaries in excess of other professions and may secure employment at respected, high-profile companies and public sector organizations. After completing IT study, students are likely to be employed in positions such as but not limited to: Technical Development Manager, Dassta Modeller, Web Developer, Testing Manager, Database Administrator, Sales Consultant, Account Manager, PC Support and Programmer.
Education/ teaching related degrees in Australia have been designed for educators working in different sectors, in different areas of the curriculum, for those in leadership positions, for curriculum developers and for those working with families and communities from early childhood to adults.
Graduates will develop critical understanding of, and engagement with, current theories, research, debates and practices in a selection of specialized educational fields through coursework and research. It provides opportunities to extend knowledge in the student’s particular fields of interest, explore a wide range of educational debates and issues relevant to specialist fields, develop research training and skills relevant to various fields of educational research, collaborate and interact with others studying and researching in similar fields.
Graduates can expect to find positions in government, independent and Catholic Schools throughout Australia and there is the potential for employment overseas. Graduates might work as teachers in early childhood, primary, middle & secondary schools.
Architects fulfil a primary role in the design and development of buildings and the spaces around them. An architect is involved through various stages of a building project, from its design and documentation through to its construction and beyond. Architects work closely with clients, builders and other design and construction professionals on projects which range from the very small to major urban redevelopments.
The three-year Bachelor and the two-year Master in Architecture studies are engaging and rewarding programs for students interested in design and the built environment. Together these programs constitute a professionally accredited education, providing students with the creative and technical skills to work as graduate architects, leading to registration as professional architects.
Architecture graduates are highly sought after in Australia. Most graduates work within the traditional field of architecture, running their own practices, or employed by private architectural firms and commercial organizations, by public research and higher learning institutions and by government agencies. Some architects also choose to develop careers in other areas such as interior design, graphic design, construction management, urban design, heritage consultancy, project management, furniture design, multimedia design and other related fields.
Australian nurse education programs have developed an excellent reputation for providing a full range of practical and theoretical skills covering all aspects of delivering a comprehensive healthcare services. Throughout the nursing schools there is a commitment to lifelong learning where students, practicing nurses, and people returning to the profession can all access the programs that are right for them
Nursing programs include post-registration and pre-registration programs, and certificate, undergraduate, and postgraduate studies, and cover the various areas of nursing practice.
There are numerous opportunities for graduates from Australian nursing courses to find employment in a range of healthcare settings from geriatric to critical care. The high demand for nurses means that international nursing graduates have substantial advantages if they decide they want to migrate to Australia.
The Aviation program enables graduates to undertake non-flying careers in aviation. Graduates acquire the skills and knowledge for a professional career in key areas including aerodynamics, aircraft power plants and systems, meteorology, navigation, flight planning, computer controlled flight management systems, flight operation technology, fatigue and crew resource management, air operations dispatch, traffic control and airport management.
Graduates will be equipped with the skills, knowledge and experience suitable for a professional and flexible career in the aviation industry. Upon graduation, students who complete the flying training might go on to a flight instructor training or become a charter pilot while accumulating the experience necessary for airline entry.
Non-flying graduates can pursue an aviation career in flight operations, airline administration, aviation management or air traffic control. Graduates of the Bachelor of Applied Science (Civil Aviation) have been successfully employed by organizations such as QANTAS, Cathay Pacific, Malaysian Airlines, British Airways, Singapore Airlines, National Jet, Alliance, and Virgin Blue Airlines.
Social Work & Psychology
The Social Work degree will prepare students for entry-level professional practice in social work. The profession promotes advocacy, social change, positive human relationships and the empowerment of people to enhance their wellbeing. Principles of human rights and social justice are fundamental to social work, an increasingly important profession in today’s rapidly changing world. Graduates will be equipped with a sound knowledge of the political, behavioral and social sciences. It prepares students for a range of professional social work job opportunities.
Psychology is the science of human and animal behaviour and is studied by people who want to understand more about the nature of such behaviour and social interactions. Psychological Science provides students with an understanding of the theoretical basis of psychology, critical and analytical thinking skills, counselling and interpersonal skills, and the ability to design, conduct and evaluate research.
Social workers have excellent employment opportunities. The demand for graduates is high and graduating students quickly find employment in fields such as child and youth welfare, multicultural services, healthcare, community development, legal and court services, correctional services, disability services, homelessness, aged care, domestic violence, social planning and administration, research and private industry. There are also strong employment opportunities overseas, particularly in the United Kingdom.
Psychology graduates often find jobs in youth work, advertising and marketing, policy and research, consumer research, counselling, industrial relations, human resources, program coordination and welfare. Specific jobs may include disability support officer, community development officer, human resources manager, training officer, crime prevention officer, behavioural ecologist, and drug/alcohol case worker.
The growing interest in our environment reflects the importance of environmental issues to everyone’s future. The development of new government services, both local and interstate, private businesses and community activities is indicative of this interest and of its future growth expectations. As a consequence, there is now a growth in career options for those wishing to work in the environmental sciences. The environmental science degree seeks to provide the knowledge base in this broad and exciting area and prepare you for any one of a number of careers in environmental sustainability. Environmental Science study integrates a broad knowledge base across disciplines such as ecology, soil science, geography and social sciences.
Completion of this degree can lead to a career in the government sector including: environment and natural resources; park services; water; forestry; local councils; fisheries; education; primary industries; and in related private sectors including: nature based tourism businesses; the agricultural, horticultural and pastoral industries; non-profit environmental and conservation organizations; Landcare groups; and Aboriginal land councils. Or alternatively, you can find employment in the mining industry, urban planning organizations, mapping companies and, agricultural and environmental consultancies.
Agriculture is designed to provide a broad training in science and agriculture. Students develop basic skills in chemistry, biology and statistics and study core courses in soils and agriculture, crop science, livestock science, soil science and agribusiness courses.
Field trips and excursions are incorporated into the program to expose students to the best practices in industry. Practical skills are also developed through a professional internship during the program.
Graduates are highly sought after for positions in a range of rural industries including consulting in the livestock and cropping industries, banking and research as well as related areas in natural resource management. Employment opportunities include, but not limited to, advisory, research and regulatory services, agricultural production, Farm machinery, management and operation.
The Laws study is the first step to a career in legal practices. Law students learn the fundamental legal principles of the Australian legal system and obtain specialized knowledge through elective courses. Law graduates are prepared for legal practice as practical applications of learning such as mooting, negotiating, witness examination and student placements in legal organizations, are embedded within the degree.
There are a wide range of employment opportunities available to law graduates. A law degree prepares students for legal practice but the degree also offers an excellent foundation for many careers. Alternative career pathways include public service, business, academia and working in community based legal organizations. Students could also find themselves in legal careers as a solicitor, barrister, judge or magistrate, registrar, policy advisor, political advisor or alternative dispute resolution provider. There are also opportunities in government or in business as an in-house lawyer. A law degree develops solid legal knowledge and advocacy skills that can be applied to almost any profession.
The graduates in Oenology explore the science of grape growing and winemaking and it provides graduates with the knowledge and skills to succeed in a career in wine production.
Employment opportunities exist for graduates in wine and related industries, directing and developing winemaking and viticulture practices including food and beverage technology, hospitality and tourism, viticulture management, winemaking and winery management, and so on.
Hotel Management/ Hospitality
Australia provides a wide range of programs and courses where International Students can obtain practical and theoretical skills and knowledge for application in the hospitality industry. Available programs begin with practical training in certificate and diploma courses through private colleges and Technical and Further Education (TAFE) colleges. There is also a full range of bachelor programs a student can use to either gain new qualifications or upgrade existing qualifications. Along with this, there are options for postgraduate study in hospitality management at the masters, MBA and doctorate level.
Throughout most of the lower-level programs there is an emphasis on practical training, with some of the longer programs including a six to twelve-month industry placement. At the higher levels there is a usual requirement that students complete a real-life research project, giving them experience in the management decision making process.
Career opportunities within hospitality are diverse, with opportunities to apply the skills and knowledge acquired in different situations around the world. Australia is a world leader in the hospitality industry and has developed the educational framework to support this industry. This makes Australia the ideal place to study in all areas of hospitality.
Pharmacy study prepares students for a professional career in community, hospital or industrial pharmacy and allied industries. Students undertake broad training in physical and biological sciences; knowledge of drugs and their effects, and the application of this knowledge to individuals; the ability to provide advice and pharmacy care to consumers; and a scientific approach that will permit critical appraisal of developments in pharmaceutical sciences. In an evolving health system subject to rapidly accelerating demands, pharmacists are embracing new roles and should be prepared to undertake continuing development of their professional skills.
Pharmacists can pursue professional careers in a variety of settings. With employment available locally and internationally, in settings such as community practice, hospital practice, and pharmaceutical development and research, they have a choice of exciting and diverse work and lifestyle opportunities.
In community and hospital settings, pharmacists prepare, supply and monitor medicines and their use. They also provide drug information and advice on use of medicines to consumers and other health professionals, and may have the opportunity to participate in clinical research. Some pharmacists in the community also provide these services as private consultants. In industry, pharmacists are involved in the development, testing, manufacture, evaluation and quality control of drugs. Pharmacists are also employed by regulatory authorities and in academia.