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Common Challenges of Studying Abroad and How to Overcome It

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Studying abroad is not all sunshine and rainbows, it could be a lot of fun, but certainly not easy. For those of you who dream of studying abroad, you should expect some road bumps here and there, but it should not stop you from chasing that dream. Here are five common challenges international students face while studying abroad and how you could overcome them!

Overcoming the Language Barrier

The language barrier is one of the most common challenges of studying abroad, especially when you do not understand their national language. You might need to learn a new language from scratch, or even when you are studying in a country where you could understand their language, the local accent might be a struggle as well. Some slang phrases that are widely used in that country will seem strange to you, but the more you practice, the more comfortable you will become!

You could use some online tools to overcome the language barrier, for instance, Duolingo offers a very helpful language learning program. Do not be afraid to speak to the locals, make an effort to familiarise yourself with the local lingo.

Feeling Left Out

It is normal to feel left out and feel like an outsider especially at the beginning. If you are traveling alone and arriving at your university it might seem that everybody already has their group of friends, and you might feel like an outsider. There will be times when you would just want to stay in your hostel room and not know what to do or where to go, and this is extremely common, it is normal to feel lonely arriving at your new destination.

You should take this opportunity to step out of your comfort zone and approach those who seem to be alone and make conversation, introduce yourself and build your own group. Do not be afraid to be that person to start the conversation! 

Getting Used to Currency Differences

Getting used to the currency differences can also be a challenging process for the new international students. You need to get yourself familiarized with the exchange rate and some of the monetary differences. For instance, taxes are included in the price of an item in many countries, but not in Canada and the United States. Having a better understanding of these differences would save you from unnecessary confusion at the cash register.

You can always have an online currency converter application downloaded to your phone. Make sure you find the one that you are most comfortable with and work out a quick conversion system for yourself, so you can mentally compare the prices.

Feeling Homesick

It is extremely normal to feel homesick when you are being far away from your family and friends, who are usually your support network. Living thousands of miles away from them might make you feel isolated, especially when everything around you is so unfamiliar. You will start to miss the things you were not previously aware of how important they were, it could be the sofa in your living room, your annoying yet lovable sibling, and your mom’s cooking. 

In this case, joining new clubs in your university might help, try to get involved with new activities and always stay active. You need to connect with people, with the students who are feeling the same, and embrace as much of your new surroundings as possible.

Culture Shock

You would experience some culture shock when studying abroad, each country has its own culture and you may find it difficult to integrate. As a foreigner, you would not know 100% of the host country’s culture, even if you have already done your research. You will make mistakes and may feel awkward but do not feel embarrassed, learn from it, and do not make the same mistake again.

Make friends with at least one local person, try to establish meaningful relationships especially cross-cultural boundaries. Observe the locals and immerse yourself in their culture. You will eventually adjust and can even teach your new friends about your culture

Studying in Australia

Australia is one of the most popular destinations for international students looking to study abroad. There is a long list of reasons behind its popularity, the stunning beaches, the cultural diversity, amazing wildlife, standard of living, and most importantly the high quality of education. There are numerous universities in Australia that provide a wide variety of degrees. The list below includes the Group of Eight (Go8) universities, which are the largest and oldest educational institutions of Australia, with high rankings and strong industry connections.

1. Australian National University (ANU)

“The Australian National University (ANU) is unlike any other university in Australia. Founded in 1946, in a spirit of post-war optimism, their role was to help realize Australia’s potential as the world recovered from a global crisis.

They connect talented people with diverse perspectives, equipping and encouraging them to address the most complex of tomorrow’s problems. They engage with governments, research and teaching institutes, the public and private sectors, their students and staff, and the wider community through media, events, and other activities that are aimed at contributing to conversations on major issues facing Australia and the world.”

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Located City

Canberra

QS World University Rankings 2022

27

Recommended Programs

  • Anthropology
  • Philosophy
  • Geography
  • Politics

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2. The University of Melbourne

“The University of Melbourne was established in 1853, the university now sits at the heart of a thriving international city with over 8,000 academic and professional staff supporting a vibrant student body of around 65,000, including 30,000 international students from over 130 countries around the world.

Students will find a blistering array of cultural activities on campus, be it theatre, comedy, film, or public lectures, and it’s easy to find people with matching interests by joining one of over 200 affiliated clubs and societies, ranging from Chess Club to Women in Science and Engineering, to the Chocolate Lovers’ Society. Sports enthusiasts are well catered for too, with a 25-meter six-lane heated indoor pool, an athletics track and sports field, and a large strength and fitness gym.”

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Located City

Melbourne

QS World University Rankings 2022

37

Recommended Programs

  • Economics
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Business Management

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3. The University of Sydney

“The University of Sydney was founded on the principle of allowing everyone to realize their potential through education and still holds that belief just as strong as today. With a reimagined undergraduate curriculum, state-of-the-art facilities, world-class teaching and learning, and a vibrant campus life, it is a place where students can attain widely recognized and respected qualifications. 

Outside the classroom, students can make lifelong friends and connections, with more than 200 student-run clubs and societies bringing the campus to life. The University of Sydney community – which covers the world – includes more than 50,000 students, 3400 academic staff, and 320,000 alumni.”

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Located City

Sydney

QS World University Rankings 2022

38

Recommended Programs

  • Engineering – Civil and Structural
  • Architecture and Built Environment
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Communication and Media Studies

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4. The University of New South Wales (UNSW)

“UNSW Sydney was established in 1949, with a diverse community that includes 64,000 students from over 130 countries and a global alumni community of over 300,000.

They give students the tools to pursue their passions and make a positive, long-lasting impact through their careers. Their 8,000 strong research community takes action on the issues that matter for the future. They are world leaders in solar power, sustainable materials, and quantum computing and are internationally renowned in many other fields.”

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Located City

Sydney

QS World University Rankings 2022

43

Recommended Programs

  • Mineral and Mining Engineering
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Law
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Environmental Science

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5. The University of Queensland (UQ)

“For more than a century, The University of Queensland (UQ) has maintained a global reputation for creating positive change by delivering knowledge leadership for a better world. 

More than 53,600 students study across UQ’s three beautiful campuses in South-East Queensland. This includes about 18,000 international students who contribute to UQ’s diverse, supportive and inclusive campus community. UQ has won more Australian Awards for University Teaching than any other university and is committed to providing students with the best opportunities and practical”

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Located City

Queensland

QS World University Rankings 2022

47

Recommended Programs

  • Sports-Related Subjects
  • Engineering – Mineral & Mining
  • Environmental Science
  • Education

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6. Monash University

“Monash University is the largest university in Australia, in under 60 years, they have grown from a single campus into an education and research powerhouse with a presence on four continents, committed to the challenge of the age. 

With four Australian campuses, one in Malaysia and over 100 international partners, they are making a difference on a global scale. Students will have access to more research collaborations, more global partnerships, and a greater choice of overseas opportunities. All Monash courses have an international focus, whether you take subjects on global issues, participate in study abroad programs, or learn alongside students from diverse cultures.”

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Located City

Melbourne

QS World University Rankings 2022

58

Recommended Programs

  • Pharmacy and pharmacology
  • Engineering – Mineral & Mining
  • Nursing
  • Education

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7. The University of Western Australia (UWA)

“The University of Western Australia offers an innovative course structure allowing students the flexibility to design courses to meet their needs and develop skills to increase their employment and education prospects. More than 25,000 students are enrolled at UWA from more than 100 countries, including 5,000 international students.

Students from the University of Western Australia join a community of passionate, intelligent, and resourceful leaders who are driving innovation and change. Students will connect with and work alongside leaders in education, research, and industry, and follow in the footsteps of the thousands of graduate success stories.”

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Located City

Perth

QS World University Rankings 2022

93

Recommended Programs

  • Engineering – Mineral & Mining
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Sports-Related Subjects
  • Geology
  • Earth and Marine Sciences

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8. The University of Adelaide

“The University of Adelaide is centered on discovering new knowledge, pursuing innovation, and preparing educated leaders of tomorrow. As Australia’s third oldest university, they have a well-established reputation for excellence and progressive thinking. Locally they are recognized as a vital contributor to the health, wealth, and cultural life of the South Australian community. 

The university recognizes exceptional people as one of its greatest assets. They attract academic staff who are global leaders in their fields, along with the best and brightest students, who graduate equipped to embark on a fulfilling career.”

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Located City

Adelaide

QS World University Rankings 2022

108

Recommended Programs

  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Engineering – Mineral & Mining
  • Dentistry
  • Veterinary Science

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Priority Migration Skilled Occupations List Australia (PMSOL)

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In efforts to support Australia’s economic recovery from the intense impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, ‘The Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL)’ was created by the Australian Government, Department of Home Affairs as a guide for individuals who wishes to gain employment in the country. The list identifies occupations which fill critical skills needed by Australia. The list is based on the National Skills Commission and consultation with Commonwealth departments nationwide. 

Employer sponsored nomination and visa applications with an occupation on the PMSOL will be given priority processing. All other skilled occupation lists will remain active, but the PMSOL occupations will take priority.

Based on the ‘Priority Migration Skilled Occupations List (PMSOL)’ in Australia, we have listed down below the occupations along with their ANZSCO code for your reference, as of September 2021. 

Note: Do keep in mind that the list is subject to changes at the discretion of the Australian Government, Department of Home Affairs. The situation of COVID-19 will continuously be monitored with new sources of data as they evolve. 

For information on the most updated list, get in touch with us now!

Occupations

ANZSCO code

Chief Executive or Managing Director

111111

Construction Project Manager 

133111

Accountant 

221112

Management Accountant 

221113

Taxation Accountant 

221113

External Auditor 

221213

Internal Auditor 

221214

Surveyor 

232212

Cartographer

232212

Other Spatial Scientist 

232214

Civil Engineer

233211

Geotechnical Engineer

233212

Structural Engineer

233214

Transport Engineer

233215

Electrical Engineer

233311

Mechanical Engineer

233512

Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum)

233611

Petroleum Engineer 

233612

Medical Laboratory Scientist 

234611

Veterinarian 

234711

Hospital Pharmacist 

251511

Industrial Pharmacist 

251512

Retail Pharmacist 

251513

Orthotist or Prosthetist 

251912

General Practitioner 

253111

Resident Medical Officer 

253112

Psychiatrist 

253411

Medical Practitioners nec

253999

Midwife 

254111

Registered Nurse (Aged Care, Critical Care & Emergency, Medical, Mental Health, Perioperative & nec) 

254412, 254415, 254418, 254422, 254423, 254499

Multimedia Specialist 

261211

Analyst Programmer 

261311

Developer Programmer 

261312

Software Engineer 

261313

Software and Applications Programmers nec 

261399

ICT Security Specialist 

262112

Social Worker 

272511

Maintenance Planner 

312911

Chef 

351311

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Marketing V.S. Advertising Degrees in Australia

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At first, it might seem like advertising and marketing are two concepts that share the same objectives. If you were to ask the person beside you the difference between advertising and marketing, there is a strong possibility that they would not be able to differentiate it. That’s because there is a very fine line between advertising and marketing that’s often difficult to explain.

In basic terms, marketing is identifying customer’s needs and determining how best to meet those needs. In contrast, advertising is the exercise of promoting a company and its product or services through paid channels. But the differences do not end there.  

Advertising and marketing are closely related subjects that have much in common yet differ in many ways.

What is Marketing?

Marketing deals with identifying, creating and communicating the value of a product or services that satisfy the audiences’ needs while making a profit. 

Marketing strategies can be found everywhere, for the positioning of chocolates and mints near the cashier or when you receive a birthday voucher from a clothing store. 

However, marketing is just not about finding a solution to sell your products and services. 

“The aim of marketing is to know and understand the customers so well the product or services should be able to sell by itself” – Peter F Drucker.

To be a successful marketer, you would first need to understand your customers and be aware of their demographics like age, interest, hobbies etc. Once you have understood the customers, you can develop products to meet your customer’s wants and needs. As Peter F Drucker quotes, the services and products would sell by themselves since you have satisfied your customers’ requirements.

Core Subjects Taught in Marketing

  • Introduction to Microeconomics: An introduction subject to microeconomics theory and policy. At the end of the subject, you’ll explain the concepts of market demand, supply and equilibrium; and apply the market model to explain the determination of prices, quantities and wellbeing.

  • Introduction to Macroeconomics: An introduction to macroeconomic theory and policy. Topics will include economic aggregates such as production and employment, the general level of prices and inflation, the exchange rate, and interest rates.

  • Consumer Behaviour: Topics include the introduction and application of buyer behaviour concepts to marketing decision making, consumer behaviour models and the identification of psychological variables which influence customer decision making.

  • Global Marketing: Provides an introduction to marketing in the international marketplace. Topics covered include the cultural, economic, political and ethical environments.

What is Advertising?

The average attention span of a human is 8 seconds, so how do businesses stand out from their competitors and, at the same time, grab the attention of their customers? The answer to that? Advertising.

Advertising is a channel of communication used to influence customers’ buying behaviour with a persuasive selling message about a product or services. In a business, advertising aims to attract new customers by defining the target market and reaching out to them with an effective advertisement campaign.

Core Subjects Taught in Advertising

  • Advertising Foundation: Introduces the creative advertising industry’s theory and practice and its place within a broader communication and historical context.
  • Copywriting: Explore how the spoken and written word is used in advertising across the globe to communicate and persuade effectively.
  • Advertising Campaign Strategy: Examine international and local advertising campaigns and specific campaigns that have built a strong brand relationship with consumers and achieved specific communication objectives; strategic planners’ role and function will be explored, including how they transform research data into strategic insights and then use these insights as to the foundation for effective advertising campaigns.
  • Creative Advertising: Investigate creativity theory and the processes used by advertising creatives and generate innovative solutions (both written and visual) to communication problems.

Career Options for Marketing & Advertising Graduates

Marketing Graduates

Advertising Graduates

  • Marketing Executive
  • Brand Executive
  • Marketing Consultant
  • Business Development Executive
  • Art Director
  • Copywriter
  • Media Planner
  • Product Planner

Academic Entry Requirement for Marketing & Advertising Degree in Australia

Programme/ Qualifications

Marketing

Advertising

ATAR

A minimum score of 80.00

A minimum of 76.00

A-Level

A minimum score of 7 or CCD

A minimum score of 7 or CDD

International Baccalaureate (IB)

A minimum score of 30

A minimum score of 28

STPM

Minimum 2 passes

Minimum 2 passes

Entry Requirements vary according to universities, for more information, please contact Excel Education

English Requirement for a Marketing & Advertising Degree in Australia

IELTS 

A minimum overall of  6.5 and 6.0 in all sub-bands 

TOEFL 

An overall of 79; Reading 13, Listening 12 Speaking 18; Writing 21.

PTE

A minimum overall score of 58 with 50 in all sub-bands 

English Requirement varies according to universities, for more information, please contact Excel Education.

Top Universities to Study Marketing & Advertising Universities in Australia

1. The University of New South Wales (UNSW)

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Program 

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing)
  • Bachelor of Media (Advertising & PR)

Intake 

February, June, & September 

Duration 

3 Years

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2. The University of Queensland (UQ)

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Program 

Bachelor of Business Management (Marketing)

Bachelor of Communication (Digital Media)

Intake 

February & July 

Duration 

3 Years

Indicative Annual Fees 2021

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3. Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

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Program 

Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
Bachelor of Business (Advertising)

Intake 

February, July & November  

Duration 

3 Years

Indicative Annual Fees 2021

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4. The University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

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Program 

Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
Bachelor of Business (Advertising & Marketing Communications)

Intake 

February & July 

Duration 

3 Years

Indicative Annual Fees 2021

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5. Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)

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Program 

Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
Bachelor of Communication (Advertising)

Intake 

February & July 

Duration 

3 Years

Indicative Annual Fees 2021

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6. Deakin University

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Program 

Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing)

Bachelor of Communication (Advertising)

Intake 

March, July & November 

Duration 

3 Years

Indicative Annual Fees 2021

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7. Western Sydney University (WSU)

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Program 

Bachelor of Business (Marketing)

Bachelor of Communication (Advertising)

Intake 

March, July & November 

Duration 

3 Years

Indicative Annual Fees 2021

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8. Curtin University

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Program 

Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing)
Bachelor of Communication (Advertising)

Intake 

March & July

Duration 

3 Years

Indicative Annual Fees 2021

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What are the differences between Marketing & Advertising?

Marketing 

Advertising

The activity of understanding the market conditions to identify and create products according to the customer’s needs.

A part of the communication process is done to seek the public’s attention to a specific product. 

Focuses on price, product, place, people and promotion.

Only focuses on promotion. 

Importances on sales.

Importance of creating awareness.

Involves customer behaviour and market research.

Involves creative processes like designing and production.

Includes two-way communication between the brand and the consumer.

Focuses on one-way communication from the brand to the consumers.

Works for the long term.

Works for the short term.

Marketing is a step by step process that starts with a unique selling point – a sentence of what the business is about. 

Advertising includes the placement of ads in mediums such as newspaper, online, magazines and billboards. 

Take a personal approach to construct messages for consumers. 

It targets all the consumers in the same way.

Designed primarily to attract and retain customers.

Designed only to attract customers. 

Attracts customers organically.

Targets customers with a broader sweep.

Despite their differences, there are several similarities between marketing and advertising. 

First of all, it’s essential to understand that advertising is a component of marketing. Marketing refers to preparing a product for a marketplace, while advertising makes your product and services known to a marketplace. 

Advertising is a specific step in marketing. Advertising uses the data and research collected by marketing strategies to analyse and pick the best way to communicate the brand over various advertising channels. 

However, both marketing and advertising work hand in hand to achieve the same target; to release and sell a product or service. Marketing is more controlled and wider-reaching, while advertising is specific to brand communication. Marketing involves consumers behaviour and marketing research, while advertising involves designs and multimedia products.

Marketing and advertising work in conjunction to create a brand’s identity and to sell products. 

 

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Electrical & Electronic Engineering (EEE) Degree in Australia

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What is Electrical & Electronic Engineering (EEE)?

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Electrical and Electronic Engineering mainly focus on engineering related to electricity and it is the integrated study of electrical and electronics engineering. 

  • Electrical engineering is an engineering branch focused on the study related to electrical devices, systems and the usage of electricity. Power generation from renewable energy, such as wind and sun, and electrical vehicles are some of the applications of electrical engineering.
  • Electronic engineering is a branch of electrical engineering that covers the study of components and circuits used to construct devices such as computer circuits, audio amplifiers and radio transmitters. 

The combination of the two most common branches of engineering enables students to get a clear understanding of designing a device with both electrical and electronics components combined. For example, a hairdryer requires electrical components to turn on and off the device and motors to emit heat; on the other hand, electronic components and circuits allow the users to control the heat level they desire. 

What do Electrical and Electronics Engineers do?

Electrical and Electronics Engineers design and develop electrical equipment, electronic devices and control systems. They design circuits for electrically powered vehicles, computers, electronic memory storage devices and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines. In the telecommunication sector, electrical and electronics engineers set up and operate wireless and Internet networks as well.

Electrical and Electronics Engineers’  Roles & Responsibilities

  • Design methods or processes to use electrical power in developing or improving devices.
  • Understanding and implementing designs from technical drawings
  • Work with project managers on production efforts to ensure that projects are completed within the due date and budget.
  • Design electronic components or systems for commercial, industrial, medical, military, or scientific applications.
  • Ensure all electrical equipment, instruments, and systems meet safety standards and applicable regulations.
  • Analyze systems and recommend design modifications or equipment repair.
  • Testing electronic components to identify problem.

What is the study of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE)?

A degree in this field will give students a deep understanding of how electrical devices and technology works. Students will also gain technical knowledge in a variety of areas, including electronics, signal processing, power engineering and engineering management. A degree in EEE typically takes 4 years of study to complete. This includes hands-on practical learning to ensure that you’re prepared for engineering work when you graduate.

Subjects Taught in Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE) Degree

The typical subjects offered by universities for this course are as follows:

  • Engineering Programming
  • Microprocessor techniques
  • Electronic design
  • Electromagnetics and machines
  • Electromechanics
  • Signal and systems
  • Communication systems

Careers Opportunities with an Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE) Degree

Electrical and Electronic Engineering graduates may have a wide range of industries to work. Graduates could consider working in aerospace, telecommunications, robotics, broadcasting, computer engineering, nuclear engineering or system analytics.

Instrumentation engineer – Responsible for designing, developing, installing, managing and maintaining equipment to monitor and control engineering systems, machinery and processes.

Control engineer – Designing and developing solutions that bring stability to dynamic systems. Dynamic systems are systems that constantly change.

Sensor design engineer – Designing and building prototypes for research projects and new product concepts. Assist engineering in performing validation activities on new body-worn sensors currently under development.

Power Engineer – Power engineer is in charge of the entire maintenance and operation of all the mechanical systems in a building, industrial power plant, or engine room.

General Entry Requirement to study Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE) Degree in Australia

STPM

A minimum grade of B (including Mathematics, Science & Physics)

A- Level

A minimum grade of BBC

UEC

A minimum grade of B4

ATAR

Average score point of 80 

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Average score point of 32

*The requirements may vary among universities, for inquiries on other entry requirements, contact Excel Education.

English Requirement to study Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE) Degree in Australia

IELTS

An overall of 6.5 overall and 6.0 in each band

TOEFL

85 overall including Reading: 17, Listening: 17 and Speaking:17 and Writing:19

PTE

61 overall and a minimum result of 54 in each band

*The requirements may vary among universities, for inquiries on other entry requirements, contact Excel Education.

Top Universities to Study Electrical and Electronic Engineering in Australia

#1 University of New-South Wales (UNSW)

Program

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical)

Intake (2021)

February, May & September

Duration

4 years (Full-time)

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

AUD $47,760

#2 University of Sydney

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Program

Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Electrical Engineering)

Intake (2021)

March & August

Duration

4 years (Full time)

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

AUD $50,000

#3 University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Program

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical & Electronic Engineering)

Intake (2021)

February & July

Duration

4 years full time

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

AUD $48,163

#4 Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Program

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical)

Intake (2021)

February & July

Duration

4 years (Full time)

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

AUD $39,300

#5 Griffith University

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Program

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electronic and Energy Engineering

Intake (2021)

March & July

Duration

4 years (Full time)

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

AUD $37,000

#6 Western Sydney University (WSU)

Program

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electrical engineering

Intake (2021)

March & July

Duration

4 years (Full time)

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

AUD $33,000

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Study Music in Australia

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“Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy”Ludwig Van Beethoven

Music impacts our lives in many ways. Music has the tendency to fill the emotions we experience in our daily living, which often gets us excited, enhances our mood or even calms our mind and relaxes our soul. 

If you’re passionate about touching people’s hearts through notes and melodies, then a degree in music is what you need as a starting point in your musical career. This article will help students who are aspiring to become musicians to explore the options for music courses in Australia. 

What is a Music Degree all about?

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A music degree offers students relevant training, skills and exposure they need to be successful musicians in the music industry. The course typically requires three or four years of full-time studies to complete. Throughout the course, students will gain immense knowledge and skills on theoretical and practical aspects of music. 

A Bachelor of Music comes with a variety of majors or specializations for students to choose based on their individual interests and career preference. Here are the following majors or specialization;

Composition and Music Production

Students learn the core concept of music theory and use new technologies as well as old-school techniques to develop their composition skills.

Jazz and Improvisation

Students acquire technical skills and specialise in jazz music or any instrument of interest to become a jazz musician in the future. 

Production

Music production comprises general music classes, diverse training in music technology and the basic principles in business courses. 

Performance

Performance major requires students to select a particular instrument to study. Instrumental skills and performing methods are required on one-to-one lessons to develop performance skills and technique.

Contemporary

Contemporary studies allow students to study music theories and hone in practical skills by learning to write, perform and produce their own music.

Career Opportunities for Music Degree Graduates

Performing and composing are the two most popular occupations in music industry. Here is a list of options of what you could do with a music degree.

Jazz Musician

Graduates may have the opportunity to be a professional jazz performer in musical theatres, media and entertainment

Sound Engineer

Sound Engineers are responsible for handling equipment for audio recording to ensure high-quality sound projection at all times. Sound Engineers work in the recording studio, conventions, theatres and other venues that need sound projection for the audience.

Pop-Musician

Graduates can utilize their technical skills and performing techniques to pursue their career as a band member or a solo artist.

Music Agent

Music agents support artists with their contract, event, social media and more on a daily basis. They also promote music albums, records and shows for them.

Vocal Coach

A vocal coach, also a pianist helps students pick songs that suit their age, type and abilities. The vocal coach also improves singing techniques for artists during recording sessions and stage performances. 

General Entry Requirement to study Music Degree in Australia

*Pre-requisite: Students are required to attend an audition/ interview and prepare a portfolio to proceed for further admission process. The selection process varies depending on universities, contact Excel Education for more information. 

STPM

A minimum grade of 3Cs

A-Levels

A minimum grade of BBC

UEC

An average grade of B3

ATAR

A minimum score of 70 points or above

International Baccalaureate (IB)

A minimum score of 20 points or above

*The requirements may vary among universities, for inquiries on other entry requirements, contact Excel Education.

English Requirement to Study Music Degree in Australia

IELTS

Overall 6.5 and 6.0 in all sub-band

TOEFL

Overall 87, listening: 19, reading: 19, writing: 21 and speaking: 19

PTE

Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub-bands

*The requirements may vary among universities, for inquiries on other English Language requirements, contact Excel Education.

Best Universities for Music Degree in Australia

#1 University of Sydney

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Ranked 1st in Qs Top Universities Ranking, University of Sydney offers students a wide range of music programs such as Musicology, Contemporary Music, Digital Music and Media as well as Composition for Creative Industry. Students are given the flexibility to pursue music and other electives including arts, history and design.

Program

Bachelor of Music

Specializations

  • Contemporary Music Practice
  • Composition for Creative Industries
  • Digital Music and Media
  • Musicology

Intake (2021)

March

Duration

4 years 

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $43,000

#2 University of Melbourne

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The University of Melbourne is ranked 2nd for offering a professional music training program for students in areas such as Music Performance, Composition, Musicology, Jazz & Improvisation, and Interactive Composition. The specialization is adjusted based on students’ interest, skills and choice in music

Program

Bachelor of Music 

Specialization

  • Performance/Composition/Musicology/Ethnomusicology
  • Jazz and Improvisation
  • Interative Composition

Intake (2021)

March & July

Duration

3 years (Full time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD$32,296 – $35,040

#3 Monash University

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Monash University strives to bring out students’ creative potential by providing advanced practical skills and broadening their knowledge in terms of historical and cultural aspects of music to develop professionals in the music industry. 

Program

Bachelor of Music 

Specialization

  • Composition and Music Technology
  • Music Performance
  • Popular Music

Intake (2021)

February & July

Duration

3 years (Full time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $33,000

#4 Griffith University

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Griffith University is known for developing students to be highly skilled and ready to enter the professional life in the music industry. Students will gain exposure to a diverse musical genre such as classical, contemporary, jazz, popular, electronic, experimental and world music.

Program

Bachelor of Music

Specialization

  • Composition
  • Performance

Intake (2021)

March

Duration

3 years (Full-time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $33,000

#5 Edith Cowan University

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Edith Cowan provides highly-skilled training for students in their designated major and adapts their learning experience in line with their interest. The course is taught by staffs of world-class academics whose experience embodies every part of today’s music world as well as the future.

Program

Bachelor of Music

Specialization

  • Classical Performance: Instrumental
  • Classical Performance: Vocal
  • Composition and Music Technology
  • Contemporary Music
  • Jazz

Intake (2021)

February

Duration

4 years (Full-time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $32,900

#6 Australian Institute of Music

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Australian Institute of Music is the only private music school dedicated to converting students into successful and long-standing industry careers in music and music, and, most critical of all, nurtured students to help them carry their craft and passion to the highest level.

Program

Bachelor of Music 

Specialization

  • Audio
  • Classical
  • Contemporary
  • Composition and Music Production
  • Music Theatre

Intake (2021)

January & May

Duration

3 years (Full time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $24,680

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Top Universities to Study Sports Science in Australia

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Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work with the world’s elite athletes? Have you been curious about their health and training routine that has given them incomparable strength and glory in their career? If you are, then a degree in Sports science will be the ideal course for you. This article will explain about sports science and why it is worth pursuing in Australia.

What is Sports Science?

In short, sports science is the study of science to sporting activities. The study focuses on the relationship between exercise and the human body from a cellular level to the effects on the whole body. Sports science combines several different types of science including physiology, psychology, biomechanics and nutrition focusing on how these various elements work together and improve human physical performance. 

Reasons to Study Sports Science in Australia.

When students enroll for a sports science degree in Australia, they will learn the theoretical and practical aspects of physiology, sports psychology, biomechanics and notational analysis. Students will learn the ability to develop, maintain and promote a healthy lifestyle throughout their lifespan. 

They will acquire the skills in applying their knowledge in the assessment of physical, physiological and mechanical characteristics of sports performance and the prescription of appropriate involvement in maintaining athletes’ strength and improving weaknesses. 

Career Opportunities with Sports Science Degrees

A degree in Sports Science opens up opportunities in the sports industry. This will be a great start for graduates as they gain valuable business management skills, which is fruitful for many jobs. Below is the list of career opportunities for Sports Science graduates.

Exercise Physiologist 

Investigating how people respond and adapt to muscular activity and apply skills and knowledge to improve their performance and fitness level to prevent injuries or illness.

Sports Therapist

Providing treatment, rehabilitation and support to the injured athletes or patient, and give advice on prevention

Sports coach

Provide expert training for athletes and assisting their skills and development and ensuring top performance and fitness are achieved in crucial moments

Sports Administrator

Manage administrative task for sports clubs or school sports departments by managing budgets, promoting the sport and handle tasks related to sponsorships

Sports Scientist

Provide expert advice and support to athletes and coaches to help them understand and improve sports performance as well as developing effective strategies in training.

General Entry Requirement for Sports Science Degree in Australia

STPM

Minimum pass in Biology, Chemistry and Physics

A Level

Minimum of BBB, at least 2 from science and maths subject

UEC

A minimum of 5Bs or a minimum score of 22 points 

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Minimum 29 points

ATAR (SACEi/ SAM/ Ausmat)

A minimum score of 80.00 

*The requirements may vary among universities, for inquiries on other entry requirements, contact Excel Education.

English Requirement for Sports Science degree in Australia

IELTS

Minimum 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each individual band

TOEFL

Overall 100, listening 25, reading 25, writing 27, speaking 23.

PTE

Overall 72, sub-bands minimum 72

*The requirements may vary among universities, for inquiries on other English Language requirements, contact Excel Education.

Top 6 Universities to Study Sports Science in Australia

#1 University of Queensland (UQ)

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Ranked #1 sports-related course in Australia and 3rd in the world for the sports-related program under QS subject ranking 2020.  UQ consistently ranks at the world’s top-ranking and has maintained a global reputation for embracing positive change and deliver knowledge as well as leadership for a better world. This university has 268,000 successful graduates as their greatest assets.

Program

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences (Honours)

Intake

September 2021

Duration

Full time (4 years)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $38,496

#2 University of Sydney

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Currently ranked 4th in the world and 1st in Australia for graduate employability, the University of Sydney develops its students with skills which will allow them safe and effective implementation of exercise and develop the ability to interpret and problem solve in a wide range of health and performance context.

Program

Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science) 

Intake

March 2021

Duration

Full time (3 years)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $55,000

#3 Deakin University

At the 3rd rank in the sports-related course in QS World Ranking 2021, Deakin University builds students to become a professional in exercise and sports science with a focus on biological, sociological and behavioural bases of sports science. The course provides students with an accredited pathway for them to be a member of the national accredited body, Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA)

Program

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science

Intake

2021

Duration

Full time (3 Years)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $37,000

#4 University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

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UTS provides students with the knowledge and understanding of processes and mechanism necessary for sports and exercises science, together with the skills to manage, plan and execute sport and exercise activities regarding health, exercise science, sports and exercise therapy contexts.

Program

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science

Intake

March 2021

Duration

Full time (3 years)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $33, 936

#5 Griffith University

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Griffith University is one of the top universities in Brisbane, Australia, ranked #48 in QS World Ranking in the sports-related course. Students will gain knowledge and skills in physical, biomedical and psychological sciences to potentially become an exercise specialist. Undertaking professional practice placement will ensure an opportunity for students to apply their knowledge and skills in practical experience. 

Program

Bachelor of Exercise Science

Intake

March 2021

Duration

Full time (3 years)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

$33,000 per year

#6 Western Sydney University

Accredited by Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA), Western Sydney University allows students to learn how to treat people in every range of fitness level despite the ages. This includes high-performance through general health and fitness, rehabilitation and management of chronic disease during exercise. 

Program

Bachelor of Health Science (Sport and Exercise Science)

Intake

March 2021

Duration

Full time (3 years)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $30,114

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COVID-19; Australian Student Visa Arrangements

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Moving into the 26th week of the COVID-19 crisis, the majority of the universities and colleges have started to proceed operating by adapting to the new normal following the Standard Operating Procedure, SOP. 

Some of the universities are already starting to conduct physical classes with a limited number of students allowed to come to the campus. Meanwhile, a lot of the remaining universities are still operating remotely by conducting classes, giving out assignments and doing tests online mostly for international students who are still unable to travel overseas due to the restriction.

With that being said, it’s difficult to tell when the students will be able to travel back to Australia considering the worrying number of cases in Victoria.

Australian Government Department of Health Update:

In conjunction with the concern of the pause in students’ visa processing; last Monday 20 July 2020, Australian government had finally addressed the issue regarding students visa arrangements for their new and existing students. Below are the latest updates:

  • The government would resume processing new students’ visas and start giving them out at all locations outside Australia, so students could arrange travel as soon as the borders reopen.
  • The applicants will also be given additional time to provide English language results due to the COVID-19 situation that had disrupted the process.
  • International students who are unable to complete their studies within their original visa validity due to COVID-19 will be given the privilege to lodge a further student visa application for free.
  • The time spent by the existing international student visa holders studying online due to COVID-19 will be counted towards the Australian study requirement for a post-study work visa.
  • Graduates with a student visa that are unable to return due to COVID-19 will be eligible to apply for a post-study work visa outside Australia.

Andrew Norton, who is a professor in the practice of higher education policy at the Australian National University, said that this announcement will give students more certainty about their  post-study work visa question that had been worrying them.

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald, Insider Guides

Top Questions about studying in Australia during the COVID-19.

You are required to isolate yourself for 14 days from the point of entry if you are potentially exposed, entering Australia or traveling between states or territories within Australia. If you fall sick in between the isolation period, you need to notify health authorities for Covid-19 test.

Financial penalties will be applied to the people who failed to fulfill the self-isolation requirements.

Australia has reached 21K  number of cases and the majority of them is contributed by cases in Victoria which has reached up to 14K. Meanwhile, the Northern Territory is the location that has recorded the lowest number of cases up to date – less than 40 cases.

In order to reduce the time and hassle for the students that might have difficulties in finishing their English language test due to COVID-19, the majority of the Asutralian universities will be accepting IELTS and TOEFL (IBT); some of the universities accept other English language tests as well depending on the university.

Depending on the university, applicants will be given additional time to submit their English language results and complete biometric and health checks, giving the future students who are impacted by the COVID-19 the chance to complete their visa applications.

Yes, Australian Government has addressed this issue on 20th July and confirmed that the time spent by the existing international student visa holders due to COVID-19 will be counted towards the Australian study requirement for a post-study work visa.

Depending on the university, some universities such as Griffith University and University of Queensland have offered a discount in their tuition fees for their students with terms and conditions applied.

New Visa Application Fee Waiver

Students who are unable to complete the requirements of their student visa due to the pandemic will be given the privilege to reapply without paying the usual application fees.

How do I apply for the fee waiver?

You’ll need to submit COVID-19 Impacted Students form from your education provider, in addition to your visa application. This form will need a signature from your education provider, in order to prove the pandemic has affected your visa requirements.

Note that this fee waiver will only be relevant for new applications and there will be no refund offered to those who applied before midnight 5 August 2020.

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How to become a Chef in Australia?

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Do you love to cook and every time you go to a restaurant, you can think of a different presentation of each dish that the chef plated? You also love to cook for your friends and throw parties all the time just so they can try your new cookings? Not only that, you are excited every time you watch the Master Chef show? If yes, then you are most likely suitable to become a chef. You must have a lot of questions such as what are the skills and what is the education pathway to become a chef in Australia?

So, in this article, we will read more on the necessary skills to become a chef, the education pathway and top recommended institutions to study the Commercial Cookery course Australia. 

Let’s start cooking!

Do you know that chef is a skilled occupation and it can lead you to get more points to obtain a Permanent Resident in Australia? 

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Skills to become a Chef

1. Passion for cooking

You have a very strong passion and desire when it comes to cooking. A chef will be very busy especially during holidays and public holidays. When everyone is out and having a good time celebrating, you will be in the kitchen making sure that every food is delivered on time without jeopardizing the taste.

2. Love Learning

You need to constantly sharpen your skills and crafts to ensure food presentation is up-to-date and in accordance with the taste of consumers. This is because the food industry keeps on changing therefore, a chef must keep up with the trend and techniques.

3. Stamina and Strength

Working in the kitchen for long hours requires both stamina and strength. You will spend many hours standing in the kitchen, lifting heavy boxes of raw materials such as onions, pumpkins, and potatoes while battling the heat of the kitchen. Besides, you must be fast to ensure the patrons get their orders on time.

4. Attention to Details

Every dish has its exact amount of ingredients and must be followed to ensure the taste is precise and the same with the recipe. Therefore, a chef must be detail-oriented to make sure the consistency of every dish is guaranteed.

5. Business Minded

A chef is not only dealing with food but also with costing and profit. You need to know budgeting, expenditures and profit margin of each dish to gain profit. Not only that, you need to know how to market your food in this competitive industry.

French Brigade System

In the culinary world, every chef plays a different role and follows a kitchen hierarchy to become an executive chef. This hierarchy is called the French Brigade System or ‘Brigade de cuisine’ in French.

Career Opportunities When you study Commercial Cookery

  • Restaurant Manager
  • Food Service Manager
  • Commis Chef
  • Sous Chef
  • Executive Chef
  • Food Marketing Advisor
  • Catering Manager
  • Banquet Manager

Education Pathway to become a Chef in Australia

The illustration below will explain how to pursue a Commercial Cookery course before you start climbing up the French Brigade System in Australia.

General Entry Requirements to Study Commercial Cookery in Australia

English Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Academic Requirements for Certificate III

SPM/ O-Level or equivalent

Academic Requirements for Certificate IV

STPM/ A-Level or equivalent

Do note that requirements vary according to colleges and if you have inquiries on other requirements than stated above, please contact us 😃

Top Recommended Institutions to Study Commercial Cookery in Australia

Le Cordon Bleu Australia

“For thirty years, Le Cordon Bleu in Australia has delivered internationally-recognized culinary arts and hospitality management programs to domestic and international students.”

Program

Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

Intake

January & July

Duration

1 year

6 months

Annual Indicative Fee 2020

AUD $ 37,609

AUD $ 12,428

If you have inquiries on any of the programs above and how to apply, contact us now 😃

Australian Professional Skills Institute

“We train our students to exceed the expectations of food lovers and to deliver the perfect result”

Program

Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

Diploma of Hospitality Management

Intake

January, April, July & October

Duration

1 year 

1.5 year

26 weeks

Annual Indicative Fee 2020

AUD $ 11,000

AUD $ 16,500

AUD $ 5,500

This college is partnering up with Edith Cowan University. Upon graduation, you can even continue your study to a bachelor degree in the prestigious university.

If you have inquiries on any of the programs above and how to apply, contact us now 😃

Academies Australasia, NSW/ Victoria/ Queensland/ Western Australia

“Our colleges have built their reputations on producing exceptional graduates”

Program

Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

Diploma of Hospitality Management

Intake

January & November

January & November

January & November

Duration

1 year

6 months

1.5 years

Annual Indicative Fee 2020

AUD $ 12,320

AUD $ 6,160

AUD $ 12,000

If you have inquiries on any of the programs above and how to apply, contact us now 😃

Victoria University Polytechnic

“At Victoria University Polytechnic, we understand that to be successful you need a balance of relevant skills and real-world experience. You will learn from expert teachers with the latest industry knowledge and then put theory into practice in our modern facilities right on campus.”

Program

Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

Diploma of Hospitality Management

Intake

February & July 

Duration

1 year 

1.5 years

1 year 

Annual Indicative Fee 2020

AUD $ 12,800

AUD $ 12,600

If you have inquiries on any of the programs above and how to apply, contact us now 😃

Evolution Hospitality Institute

“Graduates will have the ability to work in a range of kitchens in the industry with confidence and a level of professionalism that will lead to a fruitful career”

Program

Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

Diploma of Hospitality Management

Intake

January, April, July & October

Duration

1 year 3 months

9 months

1 year

Annual Indicative Fee 2020

AUD $ 17,000

AUD $ 7,200

AUD $ 2,400

If you have inquiries on any of the programs above and how to apply, contact us now 😃

Holmes Institute

“Moving from the practical to the theoretical and further to management issues, graduates will have a thorough knowledge of the intricacies of Commercial Cookery

Program

Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

Diploma of Hospitality Management

Intake

February, March, April, June, July, August, October & November

Duration

55 weeks

48 weeks

Annual Indicative Fee 2020

AUD $ 16,200

AUD $ 12,500

If you have inquiries on any of the programs above and how to apply, contact us now 😃

William Angliss Institute

“You’ll enjoy plenty of one-on-one time with our trainers, allowing you to fully develop your technique and skills”

Program

Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

Diploma of Hospitality Management

Intake

February, April, July & October

February, April, July & September

February & July

Duration

1 year

1.5 years

1 year

Indicative Fee 2020

AUD $ 18,600

AUD $ 27,900

AUD $ 16,400

If you have inquiries on any of the programs above and how to apply, contact us now 😃

TAFE South Australia (SA)

“You would use discretion and judgement and have a sound knowledge of kitchen operations to prepare food and menu items.”

Program

Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

Diploma of Hospitality Management

Intake

January & July

Duration

1 year

6 months

2.5 years

Annual Indicative Fee 2020

AUD $ 15,000

AUD $ 10,300

AUD $ 5,150

If you have inquiries on any of the programs above and how to apply, contact us now 😃

TAFE International Western Australia (WA)

“Your skills will be enhanced at the planning, preparing and cooking stages of food to ensure that all dietary requirements can be accommodated.”

Program

Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

Diploma of Hospitality Management

Intake

February & July

Duration

1 year 

6 months

6 months

Indicative Fee 2020

AUD $ 16,040

AUD $ 8,020

AUD $  8,020

If you have inquiries on any of the programs above and how to apply, contact us now 😃

Box Hill Institute

“You’ll gain the skills and confidence to operate independently or with limited guidance from others and use discretion to solve non-routine problems.”

Program

Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

Diploma of Hospitality Management

Intake

February & July

January & July

Duration

1 year 

6 months

6 months

Indicative Fee 2020

AUD $ 16,325

AUD $ 9,555

AUD $ 8,947

If you have inquiries on any of the programs above and how to apply, contact us now 😃

All the institutions listed above will provide certain hours of workplace training during the course either in restaurants or hotels, depending on the arrangements of the institution. This is to introduce and allow you to gain a better insight into the kitchen world and boost your resume.

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Five Australian Inventions you should know

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“There are no rules. That is how art is born, how breakthroughs happen. Go against the rules or ignore the rules. That is what invention is about.” – Helen Frankenthaler

How beautiful it is to be in a world where countless inventions exist and new ones will continuously be written in the book of human history. It’s eye-opening to realise humanity is always striving for a better future, for the current and next generation. The inventors that had made our lives easier and changed the world for the better are often not being credited enough for creating masterpieces that provided us a solution for each of our problems.

Australia is one of the countries that had come up with most of the innovative ideas and made them all possible to be invented. From the medical industry, aviation industry, technology industry, and many more, Australian inventors have made their name to be known, and their inventions to be used globally. 

It’s time to acknowledge the Australian inventions that have changed the world. Let’s get started!

Australian Inventions

Invention 1 - Black Box Flight Recorder

The black box flight recorder was invented by an Australian scientist Dr. David Warren, who lost his own father to an aircraft tragedy in 1934. His invention now has helped make commercial air travel as safe as it is today.

The idea came to mind when Dr. David Warren was part of a Melbourne research team exploring why the commercial jet aircraft known as the Comet had suffered a series of deadly crashes. He thought it would help investigators fix what was wrong if they had a recording of the last conversations between the crew and other sounds inside the plane before it crashed. 

A black box is now installed on every commercial plane around the world, but it was in Australia that they were first made compulsory for all commercial flights.

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Aerospace Engineering

Recommended Universities

Program Name

Program Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering (Hons)

4 years

AUD$47,760

Monash University

AUD$46,000

Edith Cowan University

Bachelor of Technology (Aeronautical)

3 years

AUD$30,250

Computer Engineering

Recommended Universities

Program Name

Program Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

University of Wollongong

Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) (Computer Engineering)

4 years

AUD$18,768

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) (Computer & Software Systems)

AUD$41,500

RMIT University

Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) (Computer & Network Engineering)

AUD$37,440

Invention 2 - Google Maps

In the early 2000s, Danish brothers Lars and Jens Rasmussen developed the platform for Google Maps in Sydney. And in 2003, together with Australians Neil Gordon and Stephen Ma, they founded a small start-up company called Where 2 Technologies. The following year, their invention was bought by Google, which in result got them hired in the company. Later, the technology was turned into what we now know as Google Maps.

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Software Engineering

Recommended Universities

Program Name

Program Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Monash University

Bachelor of Software Engineering (Hons)

4 years

AUD$46,000

University Technology Sydney (UTS)

AUD$31, 000

University of South Australia

AUD$33,600

Computer Science

Recommended Universities

Program Name

Program Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

University of Queensland

 

Bachelor of Computer Science

 

3 years

AUD$45,120

Griffith University

AUD$31,000

Edith Cowan University

AUD$32,650

Invention 3 - Cochlear Implant (Bionic Ear)

The first-ever bionic ear was invented in the 1970s by Professor Graeme Clark – the first prototype was implanted in a person in 1978. Graeme’s motivation to pursue hearing loss technology came from his own father’s inadequate hearing.

Cochlear implants are devices that are implanted into the head to stimulate the auditory nerve electronically. Up till today, the Cochlear implant has brought hearing to more than 180,000 and an increasing amount of deaf and partially deaf people worldwide.

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Medicine & Surgery

Recommended Universities

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Program Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

James Cook University


Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery



6 years

AUD$57,800

University of Adelaide

AUD$76,000

University of Tasmania (UTAS) 

5 years

AUD$74,950

Invention 4 - Wifi Technology

In 1992, Wi-Fi technology was developed by John O’ Sullivan and the CSIRO. It is now used by more than a billion people around the world today. It all started with research in the mid-1970s in the field of radio astronomy, when John and his colleagues at the CSIRO were originally looking for the faint echoes of black holes.

And it turned out that the CSIRO has held key patents for Wi-Fi technology since the mid-1990s, bringing the organisation millions of dollars in royalties every year.

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Mechanical Engineering

Recommended Universities

Program Name

Program Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Monash University

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Hons)

4 years

AUD$46,000

Edith Cowan University

AUD$30,200

Federation University

AUD$28,800

Information Technology

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Top Universities to study Sociology in Australia

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What is Sociology?

Sociology is the study of human social relationships and institutions. 

Sociology’s subject matter covers a wide range from crime to religion, from the family to the state, from the divisions of race and social class to the shared beliefs of a common culture, and from social stability to radical change in whole societies. Sociology combines all of these subjects of study for the purpose of understanding how human action and consciousness both shape and are shaped by their surrounding cultural and social structures.

Personally, sociology investigates the social causes and consequences of such things as romantic love, racial and gender identity, family conflict, aging, and religious belief. 

Societally, sociology examines and explains matters like crime and law, poverty and wealth, prejudice and discrimination, schools and education, business firms, urban community, and social movements.

And globally, sociology studies population growth and migration, war and peace, and economic development.

Its particular analytical perspective, social theories, and research methods expand our awareness and analysis of the human social relationships, cultures, and institutions that shape both our lives and human history.

Why study Sociology in Australia?

High-ranked institutions

The Australian education sector comprises world-leading education institutions, premium training facilities, and outstanding lecturers. Global rankings such as Times Higher Education and QS World Ranking have been consistently ranking Australian institutions in the world’s top 100 universities every year.

Global Market

Australian institutions provide a top notch education designed to help the students succeed in the global workforce. An Australian qualification will make you stand out to potential employers not only in Australia, but around the world.

Student support services

Australian institutions offer a huge range of student support services to help the students get used to their new lives in Australia. There are dedicated international student support centres in several cities and towns offering practical advice and support on issues like legal rights, job skills and opportunities to meet and socialise with other local and international students.

What are the Career Opportunities?

What are the General Entry Requirements to study Sociology in Australia?

Academic requirements

STPM/Matriculation/A-Level/IB Diploma/Foundation Studies or equivalent

IELTS

6.5 with individual test score minimum 6.0

*The requirements may vary among universities, for enquiries on other entry requirements, contact Excel Education.

Which are the Top Universities to study Sociology in Australia?

1. University of Melbourne

“A Sociology major also explores emerging questions of action and identity – from new social movements and subcultures, to forms of action evident in contemporary social transformations.

Program Name

Bachelor of Arts (Sociology) 

Program Duration

3 years

Intakes

February, July

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

AUD$38,564

2. University of Queensland

“As a student in the Sociology major, you’ll study key concepts and perspectives in sociology, along with research methods. Throughout the major, you’ll learn how to analyse social problems and issues, and make evidence-based findings about some of the biggest issues of our time. “

Program Name

Bachelor of Arts (Sociology) 

Program Duration

3 years

Intakes

February, August

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

AUD$34,208

3. Monash University

“In this major, students will investigate diverse human groups, communities, institutions and organisations. The wide range of units offered is designed to provide you with the opportunity to explore broad theoretical and methodological issues and also give you an understanding of the diverse aspects of Australian culture in its global context.”

Program Name

Bachelor of Arts (Sociology) 

Program Duration

3 years

Intakes

February, July

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

AUD$33,000

4. University of New South Wales

“By combining Sociology and Anthropology together in our program, we ensure that cultural diversity is central to our teaching. Ultimately, we provide you with a deep appreciation of the complexity and the possibilities of lived experience in a fast-changing world.”

Program Name

Bachelor of Arts (Sociology & Anthropology)

Program Duration

3 years

Intakes

February, July, November

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

AUD$36,960

5. Western Sydney University

“As well as units in which methods and theories are taught, through the social science core, students enrolled in the Sociology major will have opportunities to study a number of particular themes from a sociological perspective, including inequalities, deviance, identities, gender, religion, medicine and health care, ethnicity and migration, and the family, among other possibilities.”

Program Name

Bachelor of Social Science (Sociology)

Program Duration

3 years

Intakes

March, July, November

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

AUD$26,240

6. University of Adelaide

“Our Bachelor of Sociology challenges you to think critically, promote positive social change and empower those in need. You’ll graduate ready to make an informed and constructive difference.“

Program Name

Bachelor of Sociology 

Program Duration

3 years

Intakes

February, July

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

AUD$33,500

7. University of Western Australia

“This major incorporates the study of the cultures, institutions, social behaviours, economies and systems of meaning of all human societies, with a focus on understanding Australian society and its relationship to the world.

Program Name

Bachelor of Arts (Anthropology and Sociology)

Program Duration

3 years

Intakes

February, July

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

AUD$31,700

8. Griffith University

“You will gain capabilities to work in policy planning, advocacy, social research, community or urban development and human services.”

Program Name

Bachelor of Arts (Sociology) 

Program Duration

3 years

Intakes

February, July, November

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

AUD$28,500

9. University of Tasmania

“With a strong reputation in Sociology research, we offer a variety of postgraduate research courses that will develop your advanced research knowledge and skills, helping you understand issues concerned with conflict and cooperation at the highest level of political analysis.”

Program Name

Bachelor of Arts (Sociology)

Program Duration

3 years

Intakes

February, July

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

AUD$31,950

10. Deakin University

“The Bachelor of Arts builds valuable and transferable career skills, making you highly employable within many industries. The range of disciplines on offer also lets you follow your passion and develop the specialist skills to pursue the career you want.”

Program Name

Bachelor of Arts (Sociology)

Program Duration

3 years

Intakes

March, July, November

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

AUD$29,400

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