by Paulina Ambroziak
Finished with your studies, or planning an undergraduate degree?
When choosing a degree, the ability to find a job after graduating your program is one of the most important aspects. In the end, after many years of intensive study, every graduate wants to be able to work in their field of specialisation.
Employability depends on many factors such as the area of your study, the prestige of your university, and the economic situation of the country. Therefore, a choice of what and where to study needs to be a strategic decision.
Australia is committed to helping students start a career
If you’re looking for a country that places significant importance on ensuring graduates are career-ready and employable, Australia is a perfect study destination.
While Australian academic standards are consistently high, what sets Australian education providers apart is their universal focus on helping students develop professionally and personally, so they’re better equipped to achieve success and be valued in their careers.
Moreover, Australia's states and territories provide localised information and support for international students, including work opportunities, course resources, dedicated events, and important updates.
As a whole, Australia is a far-reaching and secure choice to achieve the best quality job in your field of specialization.
Many students find jobs after graduation
The numbers speak for themselves: in Australia in the year 2020, 85.6% of postgraduate coursework graduates and 80.1% of postgraduate research graduates find full-time employment, according to QILT.
The study areas with the highest employment rate based on full-time work include Pharmacy (96.4%), Rehabilitation (87.3%), Medicine (86.7%), and Engineering (83.0%).
Moreover, graduates with postgraduate qualifications can expect a median salary of $87,400 (coursework graduates) and $93,000 (research graduates).
Many industries need international skills
Australia is a very culturally diverse country with a foundation of successful migration of all kinds. Today, there are 7.6 million migrants living in Australia, meaning that a third of the population was born overseas.
COVID-19 has amplified the importance of international students in helping to plug critical skills shortages. As international student travel restrictions ease in the coming months there will be several industries where international students can have a positive and long-term impact in Australia including:
- Health and Medicine
- Computer Science
Ready to take the next step in your education journey?
What is Study Australia and how it can help you reach your career goals
Study Australia is the official Australian Government source of information for prospective international students that can help you make informed decisions about your studies and your future career.
Study Australia allows you to:
- discover the careers and courses that best suit your personality profile, natural strengths, and talents by doing an assessment with the Career Matcher tool
- search for courses, institutions, and scholarships that are suitable for you through a comprehensive course search tool
- find the right resources, advice, and training to help you succeed in a global workforce through the Study Australia Employability Hub
- expand your thinking on global issues with a range of academic masterclasses
- get information about visa, travel, vaccine, and support services for you
Indian students have access to a dedicated portal that allows you to research courses, locations and take a free work-readiness micro credential course.
The Study Australia website is full of useful tools and information that are constantly being updated to make your dream of studying in Australia a reality. Get ready for a world-class education experience and a variety of tangible career opportunities.