Get a Job in Australia: Top Courses to Study

Get a Job in Australia: Top Courses to Study and Post-Study Work Opportunities

Are you worried about finding a job after studying? The Australian job market is competitive — jobs in some fields can be hard to come by. So, if you’re looking for a career change but aren’t sure what field you want to work in, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve put together a list of subject areas that may help you get a job in Australia – some of the most in-demand fields with high post-graduate employment rates.

1. Pharmacy

97.2% of pharmacy graduates find a job within four months of graduation. According to the Australian Government, that’s the highest rate of post-graduation employment of any university degree. The average pharmacy degree in Australia takes four years of full-time study. After your degree, you’ll then need to become registered with the Pharmacy Board of Australia, by completing a one-year paid internship.

What will I learn?

  • You will study chemistry, human physiology, pharmacy practice, and other science and health subjects. Most universities also require you to complete industry placements. During these placements, you’ll apply the knowledge you’ve learned during your studies to a real workplace.

How can I prepare myself for study?

2. Construction

Construction, like all industries, is feeling the negative effects of COVID-19 restrictions. However, the federal government believes there will be demand for construction workers as lockdowns are lifted. There is a shortage of skilled workers in the Australian construction industry. This means that, during and after completing your certificate, finding work will be easier than in other fields.

What will I learn?

  • A Certificate I lets you learn through a mix of theoretical and hands-on, practical study. You will be introduced to the world of construction as well as standard industry practice. Construction students take subjects in undertaking basic projects, working safely, using tools, workplace communication, and more.
3. Veterinary Nursing

Do you enjoy spending the day surrounded by adorable animals? There’s no shortage of pets out there who require healthcare. In fact, pet adoptions have increased over the past few months. So now more than ever, vet nurses are in-demand. A course in Veterinary Nursing or Animal Health Care can take anywhere between one and three years of full-time study.

What will I learn?

  • You will learn how to give animal health advice, prepare and administer medication and anaesthetic, and perform other veterinary nursing tasks. Many courses also offer subjects in veterinary administration and effective communicating. Veterinary nursing students complete practical placements, where you will apply your new skills to a real workplace.

How can I prepare myself for study?

  • One of our popular courses, the Animal Health Care (Introduction to Vet Nursing) online course, will teach you the basics of animal health care. This includes identifying symptoms of illness and injury and preventing animal health problems. You’ll also learn about the day-to-day operations of veterinary clinics and other animal services. Other courses you can compliment this with are the Diagnosing Animal Diseases, Animal Welfare, Zoo Keeping, and Wildlife Conservation online courses.
4. Education

If you love learning and want to share that with our future generations, education could be the field for you! Even though our teachers and school officers have had a disrupted year, it’s a guarantee that there will always be demand for educators. Like construction, the fields of education and education support are growing as there are not enough qualified professionals to meet demand.

A Bachelor of Education takes four years of full-time study to complete. If you already have a university degree, consider a Graduate Diploma or Master’s in Education instead. These will take between one and three years full-time. Studying full-time, you will complete a Certificate III in Education Support in 8-12 months. You will become qualified to work as a teacher’s aide or school officer.

What will I learn?

  • If you study a Bachelor of Education, you will first select your specialisation – either early childhood, primary, or secondary. Secondary students will also choose a major, which becomes the subject area they are qualified to teach. Early childhood and primary teachers learn how to teach the traditional subject areas, like English, mathematics, history, and science.
  • All education students study teaching strategies, education psychology, behaviour management, and education technology. You will complete many teaching placements during your course.

How can I prepare myself for study?

5. Information Technology

Information technology (IT) is the career of the future! It’s one of the fastest-growing industries because our lives, both at work and at home, are becoming more and more tech-focused. Like many other industries in this blog, though, there are not enough qualified people to fill the roles that are available. So, if you’re tech-savvy and want to future-proof your career, IT is a (relatively) safe bet – as employers increasingly value IT skills such as coding and programming.

A Bachelor of Information Technology takes three years of full-time study to complete. A Certificate III takes up to 12 months full-time, while some universities and VET colleges offer a transition program that allows you to obtain credits towards your bachelor’s degree. This will mean that you can complete both your Certificate III and bachelor’s degree within three years.

What will I learn?

  • Most IT qualifications allow you to choose your own pathway. In the bachelor’s degree, you’ll select a major, like computer science or information systems. You’ll also complete core units, which might include database management, system design, and building IT systems. The Certificate III allows students to select a specialisation, but you can also choose to study for a more general IT qualification.
  • Specialisations at some institutions might include IT support, network administration, and website technologies. You will learn how to run diagnostic tests, create user documentation, install operating systems, and more.

We hope this blog has given you some ideas about the direction of your future career! If you’re interested in studying any of the online Careerline courses mentioned in this blog, feel free to contact us! We will happily answer any of your questions and help you choose a course (within our range) that best suits you. 🙂