Fields of study

Education and Training

Undertaking a course in education and training prepares you for the real-world where you will train to become confident facilitators of learning.

What is education and training?

Undertaking a course in education and training prepares you for the real-world where you will train to become confident facilitators of learning. You will develop strong skills in communication and organisation, and expertise in a range of topics to teach learners at various stages of life.

Inside this field, you can choose to be an educator in:

  • Early childhood learning
  • Primary education
  • Secondary education
  • Vocational training
  • Higher education

What are your course options?

Vocational Education and Training (VET)

VET courses provide you with a practical approach to learning. A common VET course in this field is a Diploma in Early Childhood Education which offers you on-the-job experience in creating healthy and safe environments for children to learn.

Undergraduate

Studying at an undergraduate level in this field, you will learn best practice teaching techniques on a variety of topics.

You will learn how to confidently and creatively present information as well as how to facilitate learning for students of all ages. A Bachelor in Primary Education and Bachelor in Secondary Education are two of the most common degrees in this field.

Most Australian institutions offer work experience and supervised work placements which prepares you to be classroom ready. A portion of your degree will be work placement where you will gain real life experience in leading classrooms, learning and supporting student development.

Postgraduate/research

Further study in this field provides you with the skills to become a successful leader in the education sector.

A Master of Education (Research) is designed for teachers and education professionals seeking to expand their knowledge and skillset and become an education professor within high education institutions.

Business, Management and Commerce

Studying in this field will provide you with an understanding of how businesses and organisations work from the inside out.

What is business, management and commerce?

Studying in this field will provide you with an understanding of how businesses and organisations work from the inside out. You can expect to develop critical decision-making skills when undertaking studies in this field and build a career which is transferable in a global workforce.

Inside the business, management and commerce field of study, you will learn the theory and practice of industries such as:

  • Accounting
  • Sales
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Business management
  • Human resources

What are your course options?

Vocational Education and Training (VET)

VET courses offer practical, hands-on programs, which will help you to be job-ready. It can also provide a pathway to further undergraduate study. In VET courses you can learn skills in accounting, event planning and book-keeping.

Undergraduate

An undergraduate degree will provide you with an understanding across all areas of business. You can major in specific subjects of your choice such as finance, economics, marketing and human resource management.

Postgraduate/research

Postgraduate and research degrees will provide you an opportunity to develop expert knowledge in an area of your choice. A Masters in Business Administration (MBA) is a common postgraduate degree in this field of study.

What could your future look like?

Tertiary courses in Australia are structured to help you make the successful transition to a career. An Australian qualification is widely recognised and accepted by major employers such as KPMG, Deloitte, PWC, Google and Samsung.

Graduate programs

After you graduate, you may be eligible for a graduate program at one of Australia’s top leading business, commerce and management organisations. These programs are generally rotation-based and allow graduates to try out multiple roles within the industry.

Did you know… A university in Central Queensland is the first and only of its kind in Australia to be named a Changemaker Campus by Ashoka U?

First achieving membership into the exclusive global network in 2016, CQUniversity is perfect if you are a new-age thinker and interested in exploring the different ways your studies can have a social, economic and inter-generational impact across a national footprint.

 

Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health

In this field, your studies will provide you with a thorough knowledge of human health and the Australian health care system.

Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health

Five Australian universities are ranked in the world’s top 50 schools for medicine

What is medicine, nursing and allied health?

In this field, your studies will provide you with a thorough knowledge of human health and the Australian health care system. You will learn how to problem-solve, communicate and adapt to working in a variety of dynamic health and medical environments, restoring the physical and mental wellbeing of humans.

Inside the medicine, nursing and allied health field, you will learn the theory and practice of industries such as:

  • Nursing
  • Nutrition and dietetics
  • Health informatics
  • Physiotherapy
  • Speech pathology
  • Exercise physiology
  • Occupational therapy

What are your course options?

Vocational Education and Training (VET)

VET courses prepare you for the workforce by undertaking hands-on training. They can also help you with entry into further higher education studies. In VET courses, you will be trained to support health professionals and gain relevant qualifications in areas like mental health, health management, aged care, public health and health administration.

Undergraduate

A undergraduate degree in this field will provide you with a broad understanding of the various aspects of human health. Common courses on offer include health science, biomedicine, sport psychology, speech pathology, nutrition and dietetics.

For students wanting to apply in the medicine, dentistry, occupational therapy, speech pathology or language therapy area, an International Student Admissions Test (ISAT) is often a requirement into this field.

Postgraduate/research

Postgraduate and research degrees in this field will provide you with a high level of skills and knowledge so you can specialise in an area or field of your choice. A Doctor of Medicine (MD) is a common postgraduate degree in this field of study.

A postgraduate or research component to your studies is essential for almost all industries in this field and includes practical work experience placement in an Australian health care facility.

What could your future look like?

Leaving an Australian institution with a qualification in this field means you will have the skills and knowledge to address the world’s most challenging health care issues.

You will be in demand by research and health care institutions around the world as your courses in Australia are designed to make you job-ready and prepared for one of the fastest-growing industries.

Graduate programs

Once you graduate, there are several entry program offers available. If you undertake a course in nursing or midwifery, physiotherapy or speech pathology, you can undergo work placements at specified medical centres.

For medicine graduates, there are accredited medical intern training positions also available.

Did you know Dr Vandana Joshi was awarded TIME person of the year in 2014 as part of the response team for Sierra Leon’s Ebola outbreak, popularly known as ‘The Ebola Fighters’. Before becoming an international student and completing a Master of Public Health at the University of Sydney, she held a degree in medicine and pediatrics from India.

Agriculture and Environmental Science

Gain knowledge about global, regional and local issues from food production and farming to food security and maintaining a safe and balanced natural environment.

Agriculture and Environmental Science

What is agriculture and environmental science?

Studying in this field you will gain knowledge about global, regional and local issues from food production and farming to food security and maintaining a safe and balanced natural environment.

Inside the agriculture and environmental science field of study, you can learn the theory and practice of:

  • Crop production
  • Animal production and management
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Forestry resource management
  • Soil and water conservation
  • Aquatic resource management
  • Natural resource management
  • Geographical sciences
  • Botany
  • Geology
  • Agricultural science
  • Aquaculture

What are your course options?

VET courses offer practical programs, which will help you to become job-ready. They also provide a pathway to further undergraduate study. In VET courses you can learn skills in animal handling, farm management, landscaping, aquaculture and soil testing.

Undergraduate

An undergraduate degree in this field will generally fall under a science or business based program. You will be able to choose to specialise in areas you are interested in such as crop science, animal genetics and sustainable agriculture.

Postgraduate/research

Postgraduate and research degrees will provide you with expert knowledge in an area of your choice. A Master in Environmental Science is a common postgraduate degree in this field.

What could your future look like?

Australia’s diverse and natural environment is recognised around the world and is the perfect landscape to gain expert knowledge and experience in the field. Gaining qualified skills from some of the industry’s leading professors is recognised by organisations such as GrainCorp, Prensa and Devondale Murray Goulburn.

Did you know As of August 2019, only 318,600 people were employed in the agriculture, forestry and fisheries industries in Australia. This accounted for approximately 2.5 per cent of the national workforce. This is a booming industry and requires skilled professionals to be able to cater to a growing workforce demand.

 

Information Technology (IT)

Develop skills in the processing, transmitting and storage of information.

Information Technology (IT)

  • In the last three years, Australia has seen 33,000 new jobs created in the technology industry alone
  • Employable jobs in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) are growing twice as fast when compared to other jobs in Australia
  • IT remains one of the highest paid industries in Australia, with salaries for technology roles higher than most competing sectors

What is information technology?

Studying in this field you will develop skills in the processing, transmitting and storage of information.

You can expect to develop an understanding of information systems, programming languages, information management and artificial intelligence, leaving your studies with the ability to apply your knowledge to solve problems.

Inside the information technology field, you will learn the theory and practice of industries such as:

  • Computation theory
  • Computer programming
  • Format coding
  • Storage and retrieval of information in a computer environment
  • Robotics programming and artificial intelligence
  • Systems analysis

What are your course options?

Vocational Education and Training (VET)

VET courses offer practical, hands-on programs, which will get you job-ready or provide a pathway to further undergraduate study. In information technology VET courses, you will be trained in IT support, digital and interactive games, computing, coding and systems administration.

Undergraduate

An undergraduate degree will provide you with knowledge across all areas of information technology. You can undertake subjects including artificial intelligence, cloud computing, data management, mobile computing, information systems and cyber security.

Postgraduate/research

Postgraduate and research degrees will provide you with expert knowledge in a specific area. A Master of Data Science is a popular and in demand postgraduate degree in this field of study.

What could your future look like?

Courses in Australia are structured to help you make a successful transition into your chosen career. Australian education institutions focus on supporting you in your professional and personal growth so you have the appropriate skills and experiences when you graduate.

Information technology is a diverse field – you could find yourself achieving success in your career, anywhere in the world. An Australian qualification in information technology is recognised and accepted by international employers such as IMB, Intel, Microsoft, Google, and Samsung.

Did you knowCloud computing is one of the fastest growing areas within information technology. There is a current shortage of cyber security experts, as cloud-based technology has left many Australian businesses vulnerable to data breaches.

Engineering

The field of engineering will provide you with an occupation which has extremely wide reach.

  • Australia has five academic institutions ranked in the top 50 in the world for engineering and technology
  • In 2010, international students accounted for 43 per cent of all engineering graduates in Australia
  • Australia has 51 accredited engineering programs across the country

What is engineering?

The field of engineering will provide you with an occupation which has extremely wide reach. While it is a broad field, it typically falls under four main disciplines – chemical, civil, electrical and mechanical engineering.

When undertaking a study in this field you will develop industry knowledge and technical skills, leaving with the ability to critically think and problem solve in complex environments.

In this field of study, you will learn about a diverse range of specialised areas including:

  • Manufacturing technology
  • Chemical engineering
  • Civil engineering
  • Land information technology and remote sensing
  • Electrical engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Computer science engineering
  • Food technology
  • Aeronautical and space engineering
  • Software engineering
  • Mining
  • Plant and machine maintenance

What are your course options?

Vocational Education and Training (VET)

VET courses have a strong focus on practical teaching methods which will provide you with the required skills and knowledge to pursue support roles as an engineering associate or engineering technologist. Common subject areas offered include fabrication and welding, manufacturing and mechanical engineering.

Undergraduate

Courses in undergraduate study provide you with the fundamental principles of engineering, where you will gain industry experience upon the completion of your degree. Common undergraduate options include aerospace engineering, civil engineering and computer engineering.

Most engineering courses offered in Australian institutions include 60 days (12 weeks) of approved industry training, preparing you for a smooth transition into the workforce.

Postgraduate/research

Postgraduate and research courses expand your professional knowledge and skillset to lead and innovate in an area of your choice. For engineering professionals looking to conduct advanced research, upskill and become an expert within industry, a Doctor of Engineering is a common choice.

What could your future look like?

Graduating in this field, you will be able to turn your discoveries into practical solutions for real world problems. From improving medical equipment and health care systems as a biomedical engineer, to designing computer terminals and overseeing large-scale operations for aircrafts, there are endless possibilities to what you can achieve.

Graduate Programs

Studying engineering in Australia is favoured by employers around the world who want qualified and experienced graduates who can get the job done.

Additionally, Engineering Education Australia offers a Professional Year in Engineering program allowing international students to train in the field with a qualifying visa.

Did you know…When constructed in the 1950s, the Sydney Opera House was a source of great public debate due to complex engineering problems.

The Sydney Opera House now is critically acclaimed around the world for its design and construction and in 2007 it was added to the World Heritage List.

 

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