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Important Questions Students Should Ask About Studying in Australia

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Many students dream about studying in a university in a beautiful location abroad, such as Australia. But oftentimes, many students do not know where to start and what to consider before studying abroad. 

If you are planning to pursue your studies in Australia, one of the most popular destinations for international students in the world, it might be helpful for you to explore the questions listed below before you start planning your studies. 

1. What to Consider when Choosing a University in Australia?

Undoubtedly, Australia has some of the best universities for international students globally, which is why it is a hotspot for international students from all over the world. 

If you are to explore the different university options in Australia, something you should know about is the Group of Eight (Go8) universities, which are the largest and oldest universities in Australia who are pioneers in research and education. In fact, all the Australian Nobel Prize Winners are from one of these 8 eight universities and 70% of Australia’s research is rooted from these universities.

Listed below are the Top Universities in Australia, Listed in the Group of Eight:

  1. University of Melbourne
  2. Australian National University 
  3. University of Sydney
  4. University of Queensland 
  5. Monash University 
  6. University of New South Wales Sydney
  7. University of Western Australia 
  8. University of Adelaide

For more information regarding entry requirements, scholarship options, and assistance with application, contact Excel Education.

Apart from these universities, Australia also has some young universities ranking among the top universities in the world. Listed below are some of the top young universities in Australia.

Listed below are the Top Young Universities in Australia:

  1. University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
  2. University of Wollongong
  3. Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
  4. Curtin University
  5. RMIT University
  6. University of South Australia 
  7. Deakin University
  8. Griffith University
  9. James Cook University
  10. Swinburne University of Technology

For more information regarding entry requirements, scholarship options, and assistance with application, contact Excel Education.

While Australia’s several top universities provide top quality education for its students, it is also important to realize that it comes with high tuition fees. Hence, it is crucial to make sure the tuition fees for the university you are looking to study in fits within your budget. 

 

Tuition fees for international students generally fall within the range of;

  • A$20,000-50,000 per year for Bachelor’s Degree
  • A$22,000- 50,000 per year for Master’s and PhD Degrees


Another factor you need to be mindful of is whether your qualifications match the entry requirements of your preferred Australian University. Entry requirements in Australia typically include academic requirements and English language requirements. These requirements vary between different universities, different courses and different levels of qualifications.

For more information regarding entry requirements, scholarship options, and assistance with application, contact Excel Education.

2. Which Cities are the Best for International Students in Australia?

Whenever Australia is mentioned, we often tend to think of cities such as Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane. These cities do have a lot to offer, but international students should think beyond the big cities and explore the benefits of studying in different parts and regions of the country. 

All the towns, cities and regions that lie beyond the major capital cities in Australia are called regional areas. Vice versa, the major capital cities, particularly, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane are referred to as non-regional areas. During recent years, the popularity for studying in regional areas among international students has been increasing due to the several perks associated with it. Let’s take a look at a list of differences in terms of benefits that regional and non-regional areas in Australia have for you.

1. Lower Cost of Living in Regional Areas

If you are a student looking to minimize the cost of living in Australia, studying in a regional area would be an excellent option for you, as the cost of living in big cities, unlike regional areas, are very expensive, mainly due to the high accommodation expenses. 

To compare costs of living in different regions of Australia, you can visit numbeo.com.

2. More Migration Opportunities in Regional Areas

Students who graduate with a bachelor’s Degree or higher from universities in Regional Areas also have broader migration opportunities, and are offered an additional 2 years in Australia on a post-study work visa (post graduation visa given to students who studied a minimum of 2 years). In addition to the  extra 2 years, an additional 5 points on the Immigration Points Test is also also offered to students who pursue their studies in regional areas, which means you will be more likely to get Permanent Residency in Australia upon application.

3. Nature and Culture of Australia

In addition to the perks mentioned above, regional areas are also closer to nature, meaning you will get to experience the true beauty of Australia. Moreover, you also get to experience the true Australian culture when living in regional areas, and  live the true and typical Aussie lifestyle.

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3. How Much are the Living Expenses in Australia?

The Average cost of living in Australia for students ranges between A$1300 and A$2000 to cover all costs of living, including accommodation, food and transportation. This amount however varies between different cities and locations in Australia. 

Making sure you have the budget to live in Australia is particularly important because when applying for a student visa, you are required to prove that you have the financial capability to study and live in Australia

Ultimately, your cost of living in any country comes down to your own lifestyle and preferences. So you need to be mindful about how you spend and make sure you do not exceed your monthly budget.

 

 

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4. What are the Student Accommodation Options in Australia?

Here’s a list of the general types of accommodation in Australia for international students that you can choose from. 

Please note that some universities require students to stay on campus during the first year of study. So make sure you know the requirements of your university before signing any lease to live somewhere else.

1. On Campus

Some universities offer on-campus accommodation for students such as on-campus housing or halls of residence. This is a popular option for international students because of the convenience it provides, such as proximity to university. Depending on your university, you might have the option to rent a private room, shared room or shared suite with a kitchen and common area. The average rent for an on campus stay can range from A$110 to 280 per week, depending on the type of accommodation you choose.

2. Off Campus

Off campus accommodation options include, private rentals, or “share houses” (if you are sharing with other people). This type of accommodation is rented from a landlord , where you are the tenant. This option provides you with more independence as you can live anywhere and you have more flexibility in terms of accommodation type. The average rent for off campus accommodation can range from A$185 to 440 per week, depending on the type of accommodation you choose. 

However, it is important to choose a location that is close to your university, so that getting to the university everyday is not a hassle for you.

3. Homestay

Homestay is an excellent option for international students during their first few months of stay in Australia. It is a type of cultural exchange program where students live in the house of a local host. It gives you the opportunity to experience the local culture and get used to the new environment with the help of your host and also a way to make new local friends. The average rent for homestay can range from A$235 to 325 per week, depending on the types of meals provided, rooms and utilities. 

To explore your accommodation options in different locations of Australia within your budget, you can search the world’s largest student housing provider, unilodgers.com.

For more information regarding entry requirements, scholarship options, and assistance with application, contact Excel Education.

5. Can I Work and Study as an International Student?

The answer is, yes! A great way to cope with the high cost of living in Australia for many international students is getting a part-time job. 

International students are allowed to work 40 hours per fortnight (14 day period which starts on Monday and ends on Sunday) while school is in session and are allowed to work for unlimited hours during the school vacations. However, students can only start working after their course has begun, even if they are allowed to enter Australia 90 days before the course start date

The minimum wage in Australia is currently at $19.84 per hour. 

Some of the popular part-time jobs for international students in Australia include jobs that offer flexible working hours such as jobs at supermarkets, cafes, bars, and tutoring among many others. You can use popular job-search websites in Australia such as, Seek, indeed, careerone and ApplyDirect to search for jobs.  Some universities also have their own websites for job postings for students.

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6. Can International Students Stay in Australia After Graduation?

One of the perks of choosing Australia as your study abroad destination is that it provides students with work opportunities in the country even after graduation with a post-study work visa. This is a great option for students looking to stay long term in Australia or gain permanent residency. 

For this visa you are required to apply for Temporary Graduate Visa (Subclass 485). Under this visa, students who completed their bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in Australia can stay for 2-3 years, whereas students who completed their PhD are eligible to stay for 4 years. All in all, in order to be eligible for post graduate visa you need to have studied in Australia for a minimum of 2 years pursuing a bachelor’s degree or higher

Skilled migration is another option that international students in Australia have, to obtain permanent residency without being sponsored by an Employer in Australia. This visa is solely based on your skillset and uses a point system to see if you are qualified. Your points depend on whether your occupation is in the Skilled Occupation List, your length of study, length of work experience in Australia, age (19-44 years) and English ability. 

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7. What is the University Application Process in Australia?

After choosing which university to pursue your preferred course at, the application process starts.

Applying to an Australian university can be quite easy, as it can be done both online and offline. But it includes a lot of paperwork. After checking whether you have fulfilled all the academic and english language requirements, the next thing you need to do is to submit the required documents to your university. Listed below are the documents that you would generally need to submit;

  • Completely Filled Application Form

  • TOEFL/IELTS/PTE Exam Score Xerox

  • Academic Certificates (A-Levels, IBDP, Bachelor’s, etc.)

  • Photocopies of first page of your passport

  • Job Experience Certificates (for postgraduate applicant)

  • Medium of Instruction (MOI)

  • Any Other Documents ( as asked for)

The processing time for applications at Australian universities can take upto four to six weeks. So it is also very important to start planning ahead and be mindful of the key dates and deadlines. Australian universities typically offer 2 intakes, in February and July, in addition to a November intake that some universities offer. 

The table below shows a timeline of the key dates to keep in mind when planning your studies in Australia. For more detailed information specific to different universities, contact Excel Education.

Month

Timeline

November

Application deadline for February intake

February / March

Semester 1 commences 

March

Application deadline for July intake 

June/July

Semester 2 commences

July

Application deadline for November intake

November

Semester 3 commences ( some universities)

Please keep in mind that you have to submit your student visa application no later than six weeks before your classes start and  no earlier than 12 weeks. 

After applying to your university, the university will provide you with a Confirmation of Enrolment Letter (CoE). After you receive the CoE it is time for you to submit the required documents to apply for a student visa in Australia. 

Please keep in mind that you have to submit your student visa application no later than six weeks before your classes start and  no earlier than 12 weeks. 

Listed below are the Australian Student Visa Requirements;

  • Passport/ Birth Certificate
  • CoE (Confirmation of Enrolment)/ Offer Letter
  • OSHC (Overseas Health Cover)
  • Evidence of Financial Capacity for 12 months stay
  • English Language Test Scores

Overseas Health Cover (OSHC)

If you are wondering what an overseas health cover is, it is a mandatory health cover for all international students that covers any medical expenses within Australian premises borne by the student.

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Our services are completely free of charge, so that there is no barrier between you and an easier journey into your dream university!

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Study Optometry in Australia 2021

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Our eyes are by far, the most important sensory organs in the human body. We perceive upto 80% of all impressions with the help of our eyes. Moreover, if other senses such as our taste, smell and hearing stop working, it is the eyes that can save us from danger. 

We always hear people saying that the eyes are the window to your soul, but did you know that they are also the window to your health? The eyes give us signs about various health conditions we might have, such as high blood pressure, stress, diabetes and more. 

For these reasons, protecting these valuable organs is of utter importance. If this is something that interests you, then optometry could be the field for you. 

What is Optometry?

Optometry is all about examining the eyes for abnormalities and providing the necessary care and treatment to preserve or restore eyesight. 

From correcting your eyesight issues by prescribing spectacle to identifying eye diseases such as glaucoma, optometrists provide various important services concerning the human eye. 

Even though the job of an optometrist might seem similar to a doctor’s, they are, however, not doctors. What you may call an eye doctor on the other hand is an ophthalmologist. There is a vast difference between these two professions, which is briefly explained below. 

Optometrists are trained to conduct thorough eye exams, diagnose vision disorders, and prescribe eyeglasses and contact lenses. They are also qualified to identify and diagnose eye diseases and other chronic health problems such as diabetes that the eyes can tell. 

Ophthalmologists are medical doctors specialized in the field of eye care. Opthamologists have more complex expertise in the diagnosing and treating the eyes, including performing surgery.

Study Pathway to Become an Optometrist

Since you need a Masters in Optometry to become an optometrist some universities in Australia offer courses that combine Degrees and Masters in Optometry, so that you can register as an Optometrist straight after graduation. 

What Will You Study in a Degree in Optometry/Vision Science?

In an Optometry course you will cover topics ranging from scientific principles that form the basis of optometry, the anatomy of the eyes to eye diseases, pharmacology and contact lense practice as well. 

Listed below are some of the major subjects you will cover in an Optometry course;

  • Human & Ocular Anatomy 
  • Ocular Diseases
  • Geometrical & Physical Optics
  • Optometric Instrumentation
  • Optometric Pharmacology and Use of Drugs
  • Behavioural Science in Vision Care
  • Binocular Vision
  • Contact Lens Practice

In addition to this, clinical placements are a major part of Optometry courses to provide students with the necessary practical skills that employers look for. 

What are the Career Opportunities for an Optometry Graduate?

Upon completion of a Masters in Optometry, you will be able to register as an Optometrist in Australia. 

There are a range of sectors that Optometry graduates can explore, such as; 

  • Hospitals and Clinics
  • Private Optometric Practice
  • Community Health Centres
  • Opthalmic Product Manufacturers

What are the General Entry Requirements for a Degree in Optometry/Vision Science?

GCE A Levels 

Minimum 12 points in 3 subjects, including Chemistry, Math, Physics, where A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1

Malaysian Matriculation 

Point average 3.5 on a 4 point scale

International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP)

42

ATAR

• 91.5

UEC

• 1.2,  from 5 major subjects  (excluding Chinese, Malay, PE);  where A1=1; A2=2; B3=3; B4=4; B5=5; B6=6; C7=7; C8=8; F9=Fail

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

What are the English Language Requirements for International Students?

IELTS

Overall 7, with no individual bands less than 6.5

TOEFL (Internet Based Test) 

Overall 94

TOEFL (Paper Based Test)

589

Pearson Test of English:

65

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

Top 10 Universities to Study Optometry/Vision Science in Australia

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

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UNSW’s Bachelor of Visions Science/Clinical Optometry is a double degree that combines the theoretical discipline of vision science with the clinical art of primary eye care. Upon successful completion of this program graduates have the chance to get registered as an optometrist in Australia, New Zealand and in most parts of Asia.

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Vision Science/Master of Clinical Optometry

Intake

February

Duration

5 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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University of Canberra

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University of Canberra’s Bachelor of Vision Science is accredited by the Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand until April 2023. In order to become registered with the Optometry Board of Australia to practice as an optometrist however, you will also need to complete the Master of Optometry course at University of Canberra along with this program. 

Please note that in order to get entry into the Masters of Optometry at University of Canberra, you have to complete the Bachelors of Vision Science Program from University of Canberra, and not any other university. 

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Vision Science

Intake

February

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

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QUT’s Bachelor of Vision Science is accredited by the Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand. Upon successful completion of both Bachelor of Vision Science and Master of Optometry, you will be eligible for registration as an optometrist with the Optometry Board of Australia. With this course, you can also choose to travel and complete clinical training in rural and remote Australia, or overseas.

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Vision Science

Intake

February

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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Deakin University

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Deakin University’s Bachelor of Vision Science/ Master of Optometry is an accelerated undergraduate degree that allows students to graduate as qualified optometrists in just 3.5 years. This program is accredited by the Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand (OCNZ). This course focuses on the visual health issues that impact rural and regional Australia. You will also be gaining relevant work experience through clinical placements. 

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Vision Science/ Master of Optometry

Intake

March  | July

Duration

3.5 Years (Accelerated full time)

Indicative Fees 

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Flinders University

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Flinders University’s Bachelor of Medical Science (Vision Science)/ Master of Optometry provides its students the knowledge to qualify as a registered optometrist upon successful completion of the program. This course is accredited by the Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand. This program provides you practical experience that prepares you for employment, including complete urban and rural clinical placements in areas such as contact lenses or paediatric optometry.

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Medical Science (Vision Science)/ Master of Optometry

Intake

March 

Duration

5 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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Top Universities to Study Public Relations Degree in Australia

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Can you recollect a memory of a brand overcoming an unimaginable crisis, perhaps the Facebook- Cambridge Analytica scandal? Did you know that there is an entire team trained to handle such crises that might be threatening to a brand’s reputation? 

Public Relations is the magic behind such carefully handled brand crises. Public relations uses effective communication strategies, lobbying and media attention to keep a brand’s reputation intact and favourable. 

If you are good with people and you are interested in a challenging and unpredictable career, this is the perfect course for you.

What is Public Relations?

Public Relations is the professional maintenance of a favorable public image of a brand, organization or even an individual through effective communication. It involves enhancing brand image and reputation, along with handling any threats to a brand’s reputation. 

Public Relations can also be defined as the process of managing a brand’s communications with its stakeholders and the media. Public Relations typically fall under the field of communications. The following are components under public relations. 

  • Investor Relations – Involves publishing reports, press releases and regulatory disclosures. It also involves communicating with analysts, media and investor inquiries.
  • Government Relations – Communication with the government regarding regulatory risks or areas of compliance.
  • Media Relations – Generating publicity for the brand by acting as a source for media content.
  • Media Production – producing promotional content to achieve communication goals such as brand awareness and enhancing brand image. 
  • Customer Relations – Working with customer services to manage a good relationship with customers.
  • Internal Communications – Supporting teams within the organization such as the human resource department to effectively communicate with employees. 
  • Industry Events – Orchestrating participation in industry events to generate publicity for the brand and build industry and media relationships. 
  • Crisis Communications – Handling the communication channels of the brand and the media in times of crisis. 

Why Should You Study Public Relations?

If you consider yourself a people person and if you love coming up with innovative ideas that can help brands grow, public relations might be the right degree for you. 

Moreover, if you have the skills listed below, then Public Relations might be the most suitable degree for you :

  • You like meeting new people

Meeting new people and creating a positive impression on them to generate and build relationships, or in other words, lobbying is one of the most important parts of being a Public Relations professional. This career requires you build relationships with the media, influential people and other brands through various events such as product launches, media events and conferences. 

  • You are fluent in both verbal and written communication

To succeed in this field, it is crucial for you to have both verbal and written communication skills. As a public relations specialist, in addition to speaking with different stakeholders, you will also be required to write press releases, reports, and email requests. Hence, your success depends on how well you can speak and write. 

  • You love keeping up with the latest trends

In order to come up with innovative ideas to engage stakeholders and audiences of the brand, you will always need to be ahead of everyone else, when it comes to the newest trends. For example, staying informed on the latest media channels, products, or influencers, so that you can reach out to them to represent the brand you are working for. 

What Will You Study in a Public Relations Degree?

In a public relations degree, you will be studying a wide range of subjects that come under the field of communications, starting with the basics of mass communication to more specialized subjects related to public relations later on. 

Listed below are the main subjects you will be covering in a Public Relations Degree.

  • Media Writing 
  • Introduction to Public Relations 
  • Advanced Public Relations
  • Crisis Management
  • Media Relations
  • Public Opinion and Propaganda
  • Communication Laws and Ethics 

Most universities also require students to go through an internship during the final year to successfully complete the degree. This is so that students get hands-on industrial experience and are ready to join the workforce upon graduation.

What are the career opportunities for Public Relations Graduates?

Listed below are some careers in consultancy and media that public relations graduates can seek after graduation. 

  • PR and Corporate Communications
  • Public Relations Executive
  • Media Relations Officer
  • Publicist
  • Social media Executive 
  • Marketing Communications Executive 

What are the general entry requirements for a Public Relations Degree?

GCE A Levels or Equivalent 

 Minimum 8 points in 3 subjects, where where A*=5, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1

International Baccalaureate Diploma Program

 28

ATAR

 78.1

UEC

 22 (aggregate of the best 5 subjects), where A1 = 1, A2 = 2, B3 = 3, B4 = 4, B5 = 5, B6 = 6

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

What are the English Language requirements for international Students?

IELTS

6.5, reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6

TOEFL IBT 

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

CAE 

minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)

Pearson (PTE):

Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands

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

Top Universities to Study Public Relations in Australia

University of Queensland

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University of Queensland’s Bachelor of Communication with a major in Public Relations will give you the necessary technical and advisory roles that are central to professional public relations practice. In this course you will be learning media management, learn to identify and manage organizational issues and crises, develop industry materials, and strategic campaigns for real client organizations. 

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations)

Intake

February | July 

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees (2021)

International Students: A$34,208 per year

 

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

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UNSW’s Bachelor of Media in PR and Advertising is tailored to sharpen your communication skills and help you explore creativity, interactivity, ethics and engagement equipping you to be a strong leader who inspires innovation and change in society. It also puts emphasis in providing you with expertise in adapting to emerging practices in the ever-changing media industry. 

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Media (Public Relations & Advertising)

Intake

February | May | September 

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees (2021)

International Students: A$37,140 per year

RMIT

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RMIT’s Bachelor of Communication in Public Relations prepares you for the increasingly globalized, technology driven world of public relations in corporate, government, non-profit and consultancy environments. This course offers subjects that promote analytical and research skills providing you a broader learning experience. You will be gaining expertise in areas such as, writing techniques, media and stakeholder relations, and strategy and research. 

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations)

Intake

February | July 

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees (2021)

International Students: A$32,640 per year

Deakin University

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Deakin University’s Bachelor of Communication in Public Relations helps students develop the skills needed to build and protect brands, people and organizations. Through this course you will be given a deeper understanding of how to foster meaningful relationships with stakeholders through innovative and ethical communication skills. You will also be given the opportunity to develop the much needed skills for the evolving PR industry, such as, writing, editing, researching, event organization and publishing.

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations)

Intake

March | July | November

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees (2021)

International Students: A$31,600 per year

Curtin University

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At Curtin’s University Public Relations is a major offered under the course Bachelor of Commerce. Through this major you will be learning how to plan and develop effective communication strategies and how to put those plans into action and measure their effectiveness. It will also equip you for changing attitudes and behaviours and managing relations with stakeholders.  This course gives you a deeper understanding of how digitization has affected communication, and discusses the practice of ethical communication, and issues and crisis management in local and international situations. 

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Commerce (Public Relations)

Intake

February | July 

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees (2021)

International Students: A$31,600 per year

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Top 3 Career Choices If You Love Working With People

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#1 Social Worker

Are you an empathetic person? Do you have good verbal and non-verbal communication skills? Do you have a good conscience and have a good sense of the social world? Are you highly culturally competent? A social work degree might be the right choice for you if your answers are yes to the questions above. 

Social Work is an academic and practice based field that seeks to improve quality of life for individuals, families and communities. The Social Work industry is derived on the understanding and striving to improve the lives of others. A degree in social work equips graduates with the knowledge and skills required for the industry such as legal and ethical standards in social work, case management, psychology, human behaviour and even sociology. Social Workers usually have huge responsibilities with helping individuals, families and groups of people through the hardships they are facing such as addiction, domestic violence and helping them cope to improve the quality of their life. 

A degree in Social Work is usually 4 years long which includes a minimum of 500 hours of practicum in a social community program or agency. 

Potential Career Opportunities : 

a) Child Welfare Social Worker 

b) Community Development Officer 

c) Youth Project Officer 

d) Social Work Teacher

e) Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Worker

*Note: Do keep in mind that specific careers require higher qualifications to pursue.

General Entry Requirements for Social Work Degree in Australia

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS 

Qualification

Scores

A-Levels                                              

Min. 3B’s

STPM

Min. 3B’s 

Australian Matriculation

Min. ATAR 80

*NOTE : Different universities have different entry requirements. Contact us for more information. 

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS 

Qualification

Scores

IELTS

Min. 6.5-7.0 

TOEFL (IBT)

Min. 94

Pearson Test of English (PTE)

Min. 65

*NOTE : Different universities have different entry requirements. Contact us for more information. 

Top 3 Recommended Universities for Social Work Degree in Australia

1. University of Sydney

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Program Name 

Bachelor of Social Work 

Program Duration 

4 years (Full time)

Intake 

March and July 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

A$46,000

2. Deakin University

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Program Name 

Bachelor of Social Work 

Program Duration 

4 years (Full time)

Intake 

March and July 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

A$32,600

3. Griffith University

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Program Name 

Bachelor of Social Work 

Program Duration 

4 years (Full time)

Intake 

March and July 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

A$28,500  

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#2 Psychologist

Are you interested in the way people think and behave? Do you have good research skills?

Do you have the ability to relate to and empathise with individuals of different backgrounds? Do you have good observational and communication skills? A psychology degree might be the right choice for you if your answers are yes to the questions above. 

Psychology is the study of the human mind and behaviour  in which they seek to understand, predict and further explain the functioning of individuals, families and communities. The Psychology industry encompasses biological predispositions, social influence as well as environmental factors that are believed to be the reasoning behind the understanding of other people. In Psychology, you will study behaviour, development, emotions, personality, motivation and even the thoughts that go through the mind of individuals. The main field in which psychology is used is in the mental health sector in which psychologists use their knowledge and skills of principles, prior research and findings from clinical experiments to help clients overcome their psychological illnesses.

Potential Fields You Can Explore with ONLY an Undergraduate degree: 

a) Government 

b) Marketing & Market Research 

c) Health Promotion

d) Social Research 

e) Human Resources 

f) Policy Development 

To become a professionally accredited psychologist in Australia, you would need to undertake a Bachelor’s Degree along with an honours year, followed by progression into a postgraduate Master’s degree or Doctorate degree (PhD) (optional) 

Potential Fields of Psychology you can explore after qualify as a registered psychologist: 

a) Clinical Psychology 

b) Clinical neuropsychology

c) Community psychology 

d) Counselling psychology

e) Educational psychology

f) Forensic psychology

g) Health psychology

h) Organisational/industrial psychology

i) Sports psychology

j) Academic psychology

General Entry Requirements for Psychology Degree in Australia

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS 

Qualification

Scores

A-Levels                                                                                                                                                  

Min. 1B’s & 2C’s

STPM

Min. 3.3 (Best of 4 subjects)

Australian Matriculation

Min. ATAR 83

*NOTE : Different universities have different entry requirements. Contact us for more information. 

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS 

Qualification

Scores

IELTS

Min. 6.5 

TOEFL (IBT)

Min. 79

Pearson Test of English (PTE)

Min. 58

*NOTE : Different universities have different entry requirements. Contact us for more information. 

Top 3 Recommended Universities for Psychology Degree in Australia

Before picking your university of choice, be sure your program is accredited by the ‘Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC)’!

1. University of Melbourne

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Program Name                                                    

You can study Psychology as a major through: 

Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Biomedicine 

Bachelor of Arts

Program Duration 

3 years (Full time) +1 year if you opt for Honours 

Intake 

March and July 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

A$46,464 

*Varies based on which Bachelor’s degree you decide to pursue

2. University of Queensland

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Program Name                                        

You can study Psycholgy as a major through:

Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Science  

Program Duration 

4 years (Full time) 

Intake 

February and July 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

A$34,208 – A$43,504 

3. Griffith University

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Program Name 

Bachelor of Psychological Science 

Bachelor of Psychology 

Program Duration 

3 years (Full time)

Intake 

February, April & July 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

A$28,500 

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#3 Early Childhood Teacher

Do you love children? Do you love the ability to share knowledge to other individuals? Do you have an incredible amount of patience? Are you energetic and organized? Are you a good listener and communicator? Do you have creative and critical thinking skills? An education degree with a specialization in early childhood education might be the right choice for you if your answers are yes to the questions above. 

Education is known as the exchange of teaching and learning. Studying Education as a degree will prepare you with adequate knowledge and skills needed to teach in preschools as an Early Childhood Teacher. Early Childhood Education focuses on developing and educating children between the ages of 0 and 8 years old. You will learn various methods of teaching-learning processes to be implemented in classrooms as well as structures of how to accurately evaluate student’s performance. 

It is also important to keep in mind that to work as a Teacher in Australia – you will need to have a course assessed by the ‘Australian Institute For Teaching and School Leadership’ which is the equivalent to at least four years full-time higher education (university) level study. The qualification of your choice should also include a minimum of 45 days of supervised teaching practice with students. 

Each state in Australia has its own education system, which means you will need to ensure that you meet all the specific registration or accreditations required for the state you wish to work in.  

Because of this, it is recommended that you check with the specific state that you would like to teach in. 

Potential Career Opportunities: 

a) Early Childhood Teacher 

b) Youth and Children’s Support Officer 

c) Tutor 

d) Education Administrator

General Entry Requirements for Education Degree in Australia

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS 

Qualification

Scores

A-Levels                                                                                                                                                  

Min. 2C’s & 1D

STPM

Min. 2.67 GPA (B- average)

UEC

Min. 2.5 GPA (B3 average)

*NOTE : Different universities have different entry requirements. Contact us for more information. 

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS 

Qualification                                                    

Scores

IELTS

Min. 7.0-7.5

TOEFL (IBT)

Min. 79

Pearson Test of English (PTE)

Min. 58

*NOTE : Different universities have different entry requirements. Contact us for more information. 

Top 3 Recommended Universities to Study Early Childhood Education

NOTE: The following recommended Early Childhood Education programs are accredited by the Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA)

Additional requirements may apply based on universities or states chosen to teach in. 

1. Monash University

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Program Name 

Bachelor of Education (Honours)

Specialization: Early childhood and primary education 

Program Duration 

4.25 years (Full time)

Intake 

February

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

A$34,000

NOTE: If you plan to teach in a preschool or kindergarten setting then you’ll need to register with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT)

2. Griffith University

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Program Name                                               

Bachelor of Education 

Primary Major : Major in Early Childhood Education 

Minors to Choose From: English, Mathematics or Science 

Program Duration 

3.5 years (Full time)

Intake 

March and July 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

A$30,500 

NOTE: The Bachelor of Education is accredited by the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT)

Upon successful completion, you will be eligible to apply for registration with QCT. 

3. Flinders University

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Program Name 

Bachelor of Early Childhood Education 

Program Duration 

4 years (Full time)

Intake 

March

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

A$31,000

NOTE: Upon successful completion you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Teachers Registration Board of South Australia.

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Top 5 MBA Programs in Australia, Based on QS Ranking 2021

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To get an MBA? Or not to get an MBA?

For many young professionals, this is the question they find themselves back and forth with. With it’s long standing years of reputation as a qualification, the demand for MBA’s remains incredibly high with top companies constantly looking to hire MBA graduates. But what makes them so employable? Read on – as this article will equip you with everything you need to know about MBAs as well as the ‘Top MBA Programs in Australia, Based on QS Ranking 2021’

What is an MBA?

Master of Business Administration (MBA) is an internationally accredited qualification that provides current and future leaders with leadership and financial management skills to further elevate their professional career. What can you expect from an MBA degree includes general knowledge in multiple principles such as accounting, economics, finance, marketing with the option (depending on the university and programme of choice) of specialization in a specific niche principle. 

Most MBA programs consist of a comprehensive structure that’ll equip you with real-world projects, exposure to different business functions. Along with practical experiences from case studies, group work and individual assessments. 

As MBAs cater to individuals that are already in the working field, you will be able to opt for a full time or part time course. Something to also note about NBA’s are that they can be applied to almost every field & industry. 

What is QS Ranking?

QS World University Ranking is an annual publication by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). The worldwide known QS Ranking system now comprises the global overall and subject ranking of higher education institutions divided by different regions : Asia, Canada, Europe, Global, Latin America, North America and Oceania. 

Read more here: Top 3 University Ranking Systems 

Why should you pursue an MBA?

Is an MBA really worth it? You may be asking yourself this question, wondering if stepping into an MBA qualification is the right path for you. Well, MBA can be looked at as an investment into your personal and professional development. Here are the top 3 benefits of pursuing an MBA : 

1. Advancement of management & leadership skills

An MBA programme is equipped with adequate knowledge and skills that are necessary for you to thrive at your job. You’ll be equipped with necessary tools, techniques to prepare you to adapt to the ever changing business environments. It will force you to step out of your comfort zone and bring your team, business and company to the next level. No matter if you’re a consultant, an entrepreneur, or business owner, you will be able to enhance your problem solving skills,decision making skills, analytical skills, communication skills and even challenge yourself to think and work creatively in the competitive world of business. You’ll also learn time management and crisis management!

2. Networking & business opportunities

An MBA also creates the opportunity for networking. Students that undertake MBA’s are usually from different industries and roles. Interacting with fellow students, lecturers, teaching staff & business people will be able to expand your management capabilities. This helps also in creating opportunities for growth within your respective demographic market, You need to meet the right kind of people and to have the right kind of talents in your company to be able to succeed.

3. High salary potential

Many individuals consider MBA’s to be investments into their professional careers. And of course, when you invest in something you’d most definitely expect a high return as well. Australis sits among the ‘Top 10 Countries In the World’ for MBA salary prospects. Acquiring an MBA qualification automatically puts you in the upper hand of higher & better paid positions in companies as compared to degree holders. 

Job & Career Prospects

Here are some of the industries & job prospects that you can consider upon completing your MBA program:

Industries 

  • Banking 
  • Finance
  • Consultant 
  • Education
  • Government 
  • Health Care
  • Non-Profit Organizations 
  • Technology
  • Manufacturing 
  • Energy & Resources

Job Prospects 

  • CEO
  • Entrepreneur
  • Managing director
  • Project manager
  • Chief managing officer 

General Entry Requirements for MBA in Australia

It is important for you to note that most of the MBA programs are extremely competitive & many times, individuals would have to go through interviews before gaining acceptance into the university. 

Bachelor’s Degree 

Minimum, CGPA of 2.5 -3.0 

English Requirements (IELTS)

Minimum. 7.5 with no less than 7.0 for individual test 

*Note: Requirements may vary among universities. Contact us for more details! 

For entry into most MBA programs, individuals are required to complete a Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized tertiary educational institution. They should also have acquired at least 3-5 years work experience in where at least half of those years must be at a managerial, supervisory and/or senior professional level

Top 5 MBA Programs in Australia, Based on QS Ranking 2021

#1 University of New South Wales (UNSW)

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Ranking 

QS Ranking in Australia: 1st

QS Ranking In The World: 4th

Program Structure 

Core phase: Nine core courses completed over two terms

Elective phase: Seven elective courses completed over two terms 

Duration

1.5 years (Full Time)

Intake 

January 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

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#2 Macquarie University

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Ranking                                                                                             

QS Ranking in Australia: 2nd

QS Ranking In The World: 19th

Program Structure 

Foundation zone: foundational knowledge needed to success in the course if you’re from a different disciplinary background 

Core zone: compulsory & covers the specific disciplinary or professional requirements of the course

Flexible zone: provides breadth to the course & is comprised of elective units 

*Depending on the admission point for which you qualify (see Entry Requirements), you will need to complete some or all of the zones.

Duration

1.5 to 2 years (Full Time)

Intake

January 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

A$40,000

#3 Deakin University

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Ranking 

QS Ranking in Australia : 3rd

QS Ranking In The World: 29th

Program Structure 

Core units: 8

Elective units: 4 

Duration

1 year (Full Time)

Intake

July and November

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

A$35,400 

#4 La Trobe University

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Ranking 

QS Ranking In Australia: 4th

QS Ranking In The World: 31st

Program Structure 

Year 1 : 120 credits (Core)

Year 2 : 60 credits 

  • 15 credits from chosen Capstone
  • 15 credits from chosen Core
  • 15 credits from chosen Electives

Duration

1.5 years (Full Time)

Intake

March, July and November

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

A$42,000

#5 Curtin University

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Ranking 

QS Ranking In Australia : 5th

QS Ranking In The World: 45th

Program Structure 

One chosen specialisation

  1. Leadership
  2. Energy Futures
  3. Innovation & Business Success 
  4. Digital Marketing 
  5. Business 

 (each 4 units, 100 credits), with 7 units (200 credits) 

Duration

1.5 years (Full Time)

Intake

February 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

A$44,900

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Study Nutrition and Dietetics Degree in Australia

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What are the Differences Between a Nutritionist and a Dietician?

It is common for people to mistakenly think that dieticians and nutritionists are the same. They are undoubtedly related to one another in terms of promoting healthy well-being to the public, but they are different especially in terms of professional credentials and the types of clients they work with.

Nutritionists promote healthy eating habits and a balanced lifestyle to improve the health of clients. They don’t consult clients with an illness. Instead, they advise people on ways to improve their health by eating the right food. The term “Nutritionist” is not regulated by the law, meaning that graduates can directly become a nutritionist without a professional license. 

On the other hand, dieticians are certified healthcare specialists, using their advanced knowledge of science in nutrition to offer expert advice on eating habits to people with serious health issues such as obesity, diabetes and eating disorders. Unlike nutritionists, dieticians are required to obtain a professional certificate or license to proclaim themselves as dieticians. 

Importance of Nutrition and Dietetics

More and more people are working in an office setting, where they spend long hours sitting without having much time to move around after mealtime or after work, which could affect their health in terms of the digestive system and increase the risk of heart diseases. Other than that, people consume high levels of sugar, fats, and salts, which could lead to severe health-related diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol. Thus, nutrition and dietetics play a vital role to educate people to eat right, stay physically active, and live healthy lives by making the right food choices. 

Nutrition and dietetics help the healthy development of children and young adolescents. Children and young adolescents who have a well-balanced diet will increase their learning potential. Nutritious food will body and mind as well as improve concentration level in classes. On the contrary, the lack of sufficient nutrients in daily meals will deliberately affect mental health as they are more likely to be fatigued and stressed, which affects their focus on their studies.  

What do Nutritionists and Dieticians do?

The main responsibility of nutritionists and dieticians is to promote or advise the public about the significance of eating healthy food and maintaining a balanced diet. Their day-to-day responsibilities are as follow:

Roles and Responsibility of a Nutritionist and Dieticians 

  • Construct a diet and exercise plan for healthy clients to maintain their healthy lifestyle.
  • Plan menus for clients and advise them on the health effects of certain foods
  • Track the effectiveness of their menus and documents patients’ progress
  • Coordinate and lead group or individual cooking classes.
  • Keep themselves updated on the latest research in this field. 
  • Help patients with health-related problems make healthy food choices.
  • Design food-related policy developments.
  • Educate individuals, governments, education facilities, and industries on nutrition programs.
  • Advising catering services about specific dietary requirements. 
  • Conduct nutrition research.

How to Become a Nutritionist & Dieticians in Australia?

Students who prefer to become a nutritionist or dietician are required to complete a bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. The course typically takes three or four years to complete. The degree course equips students with knowledge in the science of nutrients and their daily life effects.

Upon graduation, students can pursue their career as nutritionist or dietician. Graduates who prefer to become a nutritionist may apply for membership with the Nutrition Society of Australia. Applications are considered by the NSA Council from individuals with a suitable qualification in Nutrition & Dietetics. On the other hand, those who are interested in dietetics are eligible to join Dietitians Australia (DA) and the Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) program to become a licensed dietician.

Career Opportunities with a Nutrition and Dietetics Degree

Graduates with a degree in nutrition and dietetics may pursue their career in various industries, including as follows:

Public Health

Focus on improving the public’s lifestyle by educating on healthy eating habits. They may work with families, children, the elderly and pregnant women.

Food Service

Responsible for supervising everything related to food, from purchasing and preparation to staff safety practice.

Sports & Fitness

Nutritionist/dietician assesses and consults athletes or sportsmen about the nutritional needs for them to stay fit and healthy. 

Clinical

Liaise with doctors and therapists to accelerate patients’ recoveries by educating patients about nutrition and handle nutrition therapy.

Private Practice – Consulting

Dietitian Nutritionists either work under contract to serve healthcare companies or food companies or work as self-employed nutritionists. They usually conduct nutrition assessments and screening of their clients and advise them on maintaining a balanced diet.

Academic Entry Requirement of Nutrition and Dietetics Degree

STPM

Minimum grade B in three subjects (Including chemistry and mathematics)

A-Levels

Grade range from BBB to AAA

UEC

Average of B5 from 5 academic subjects.

ATAR

An average score of 95

International Baccalaureate (IB)

A minimum score of 35 points

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English Requirement of Nutrition and Dietetics Degree

IELTS

An overall score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each sub-bands

TOEFL

An overall score of 80 with Listening:18, Reading:18, Speaking: 18 and Writing:18

PTE

An overall score of 65 with 58 in each sub-bands. 

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

Top Universities to Study Nutrition and Dietetics Degree in Australia

#1 Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

QUT helps students gain hands-on experience providing nutrition assessments and dietary advice to real clients in QUT Health Clinics, including providing advice for managing chronic disease, before and after surgery, eating disorders and allergies.

Program

Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours)

Intake (2021)

February

Duration

4 years (Full time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

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#2 Griffith University

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Griffith University offers students learning through extensive hands-on experience in state-of-the-art facilities, including a purpose-built teaching kitchen and a nutrition clinic in the new Griffith Health Centre.

Program 

Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics

Intake (2021)

March & July

Duration

4 years (Full time)

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#3 University of Newcastle (UON)

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Accredited by the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA)The University of Newcastle’s Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics combines theoretical and scientific knowledge with practical learning to ensure students are well-prepared for a career in nutrition and dietetics. 

Program 

Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours)

Intake (2021)

February

Duration

4 years (Full time)

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#4 Deakin University

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The Bachelor of Nutrition Science (Dietetics Pathway) is designed for students who wish to pursue a career as a dietitian, with a guaranteed pathway to Deakin’s Master of Dietetics. Students are required to complete the necessary units and meet the weighted average mark (WAM) requirement to pursue higher studies.

Program 

Bachelor of Nutrition Science (Dietetics Pathway)

Intake (2021)

February & July

Duration

3 years (Full time) 

Indicative Annual Fees (2021

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#5 Flinders University

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Accredited by the Dietitians Association of Australia, Flinders’ research in nutrition and dietetics ranked well above the world standard in the Australian Government’s latest Excellence in Research Australia rankings (2015).

Program 

Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics

Intake (2021)

March

Duration

4 years (Full time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021

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Do We Need More Gender Studies Graduates?

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Gender studies is a relatively new field, derived from women’s studies and is heavily influenced by postmodern and poststructuralist theory. It is offered in the field of Social Sciences and Humanities.

Gender studies revolve around the belief that all of social life is gendered, and simultaneously subverts the traditional assumption of what it is like to be a “man” or a “woman”. It focuses on studying the impact gender and sexuality has on our social interactions, and understanding the implications of gender in a social, political and economic point of view. 

Gender studies enables students to get a deeper, intellectual understanding of the ways in which our bodies are sexed, gendered and sexually oriented and how these contribute to current global debates on gender inequality, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and the plurality of sexualities. Students learn to develop connections between gender and sexuality with other facets such as race, class, disability, religion, etc. 

Areas Covered in Gender Studies

Gender studies trains students to think openly, critically and expand their worldview in terms of gender equality, feminism, LGBTQ rights and everything in between. You will develop transferable skills in gender analysis, the ideology of gender equality and social justice that you can apply to several other professions and facets of life in the real world. 

Students are able to establish how gender and sexuality form lenses through which we analyze everyday realities and experiences, and apply feminist and queer lenses to the lived realities of marginalised communities. Gender studies courses teach students to be more empathic, and show understanding and acceptance towards other people and their ideas. Students are able to take part in debates and discussions that challenge their intellectual curiosity, and ultimately help them formulate and express their own ideas essential for innovation and progress of a society or community as a whole. 

Gender studies is about so much more than just women’s rights. Theories of masculinity, and the ways in which they enforce cultural stereotypes on men are also among covered topics. Other areas explored include fighting prejudice and discriminiation, changing and challenging existing, harmful mentalities put in place by social institutions such as families, the laws, religion and media, among others, by implementing diversity, inclusivity and outreach policies. 

A lot of the areas of study involved in gender studies are sensitive but relevant topics in today’s world, which often have personal resonance to students. Students are taught to approach these complex issues mindfully, with cultural sensitivity and with a problem solving, impact and action-oriented mindset in order to find ways to effectively communicate to support their arguments.

The Necessity for Gender Studies

Social dynamics such as gender, ethnicity and sexual orientation often limiting the opportunities for certain minorities is something we still see happening all around the world. Women, people of colour and people with different sexual orientations than what is socially acceptable have not only been denied education and employment opportunities, but a lot of the time, they are not able to speak up for themselves without jeopardising their employment positions, their physical integrity and sometimes residency in their own countries. 

There is a clear urgency for more academic drive towards normalising an idea of a gender that is free from the concept that the female gender is an anomaly, only second to the male and is inherently sexual, and the expectations upon the male gender to be aggressive, bold and harmfully masculine. 

The study of gender is one of the most intellectually challenging and socially important areas in the Humanities and Social Sciences, as it calls for the creation of more inclusive social, economic and political conditions where socially constructed gender expectations and sexual preferences do not restrict opportunity and freedom.

Potential Career Opportunities for Gender Studies Graduates

  • Political / Public Policy Making

  • International Development

  • Health & Social Welfare Organisations

  • Teaching

  • Media Writing & Advertising

  • Marketing & Public Relations

  • Activism

  • Research Organisations

  • Community Sector Agencies / NGOs

  • Journalism

Entry Requirements to Study Gender Studies in Australia

STPM/ GCE A Levels or Equivalent

A minimum score of 9 points

Foundation/ Diploma

Minimum CGPA of 2.0

International Baccalaureate Diploma

A minimum score of 28 points

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English Requirements to Study Gender Studies in Australia

IELTS

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

TOEFL – IBT

A minimum overall score of 85; Minimum17 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 19 in Writing

TOEFL – PBT

A minimum overall score of 565 and minimum 4.5 in Writing

Pearson Test of English (PTE)

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

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

Recommended Universities to Study Gender Studies in Australia

1. Monash University

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Program

Bachelor of Arts 


Major: Gender Studies (also offered as an Extended Major & Minor)

Intake

February, July

Duration

3 years (full time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

A$33,000

 

 

2. Deakin University

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Program

Bachelor of Arts in Gender & Sexuality Studies

Intake

March, July

Duration

3 years (full time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

A$30,200

 

3. University of Sydney

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Program

Bachelor of Arts & Social Sciences


Major: Gender Studies (also offered as a Minor)

Intake

February, August

Duration

3 years (full time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

A$43,000

 

4. University of Tasmania

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Program

Bachelor of Arts


Major: Gender & Diversity

Intake

July

Duration

3 years (full time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

A$31,950

 

5. University of Adelaide

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Program

Bachelor of Arts

Major: Gender Studies

Intake

July

Duration

3 years (full time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

A$35,000

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Top 10 Universities to Study Biomedical Science in Australia

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Biomedical Science is an academic field that has dedicated itself to the advancement of human health. The field aims to continuously research a cure for diseases such as dengue, HIV and many more. For instance, the coronavirus pandemic swept everyone at their feet when they were least expecting it and made the whole world stop. A year ago, we did not know what the virus was, basically sighing in frustration as it had impacted the global economy and the unemployment rates were rising globally.

Fast forward a year, we have several vaccines that have gone on to clinical trials and been approved for mass vaccinations in several countries. This is where the biomedical science field came in, and everyone involved in the area worked relentlessly to provide a vaccine that would stop the spread of the virus. What could have taken years to discover was done within almost a year since the pandemic started.  

If you feel that you’re up for the challenge of researching, experimenting and would like to make a difference in improving population health or preventing a disease, this course might be just the right one for you.

What is Biomedical Science?

Biomedical science is often at the heart of groundbreaking research in the healthcare industry. It focuses on areas of biology and chemistry that are relevant to healthcare. Biomedical science is often used to develop new treatments and therapies for human illness, diseases and disabilities. 

It is estimated that $240 billion is spent on biomedical research and development every year to explore a scientific solution to health problems worldwide. 

Some of the medical condition that biomedical scientist is currently researching to provide a solution is:

  • Diabetics 
  • Cancer
  • Anaemia
  • Dengue 
  • AIDS

 

What does a Biomedical Scientist do?

A biomedical scientist conducts scientific and laboratory research to support diagnosis and treatment of human disease. They test, analyse and review fluids and body tissue to advise medical practitioners. However, a biomedical scientist does not require medical training and does not come in contact with patients.

The Differences between Biomedical Science and Biotechnology

Although Biomedical and Biotechnology might sound similar and overlap in several areas they differ in their ultimate goals. 

The Biotechnology sector includes food, medical, agriculture and plants, whilst Biomedical science is applied solely for the medical and healthcare fields.

Although Biotechnology does cover the study of microorganisms such as bacteria but not from the medical field aspect. Biomedical science, however, covers studies of the science behind cancer and improves the research and treatment for the disease. 

Who Should Study Biomedical Science

  • You want to help save lives: Creating new technologies, improving old ones, researching solutions to global problems, or building and repairing biomedical equipment, your studies in the biomedical sciences will benefit the good of humanity. 

  • You love working in a lab: Working in biomedical fields means you have to dedicate yourself hours of working in the lab and conducting research. While some might find the lab tedious and repetitive and boring, it should not bother you if you are passionate about working on groundbreaking research even if it means you might fail multiple times before you achieve the experience outcome you want. 

  • High accuracy and attention to details: As a Biomedical scientist, you would need to have a high level of accuracy especially when dealing with experiments and attention to details as a small error could impact the research and experiment outcomes you have been working on for months.

Skills Required for Biomedical Scientists

  • Research: Conducting research is vital in making scientific breakthroughs and understanding human diseases.

  • Analytical: Reviewing test results requires attention to details and the ability to analyse results, patterns and unexpected outcomes.

  • Numeracy: Most of the research work involves analysing statistics and data, so mathematics plays a crucial role in the field.

  • Communication: Biomedical science involves working with patient samples, thus you would need to communicate with other professionals in a similar field such as doctors.

 

Duties and Roles of a Biomedical Scientist

  • Test biological samples

     

  • Research screening, causes and effects of diseases

     

  • Write medical research reports

     

  • Analyse data and statistics from medical research and experiments 

Core Subjects Taught in Biomedical Science Degree

  • Anatomy: Introduction to human anatomy. Students will learn the macroscopic structure of human organ systems including the musculoskeletal, nervous and visceral systems.

  • Genetics: Core concepts of the many underlying diverse fields of biology- ranging from medicine, biochemistry and microbiology to ecology, evolution and environmental sciences.

  • Cells to Organism: Fundamental concepts that allow organisms to function, with some focus on the human body & other higher organisms.

  • Biochemistry & Microbiology: Provides an understanding of key concepts on biochemistry and molecular biology. 

Career Options with a Biomedical Science Degree

A degree in Biomedical Science can lead to a range of careers in the science and medical field. Biomedical Science career paths are usually focused on research, analysis and developments and do not restrict one from only working in the health industry but also other fields such as education, research, sales and hospital and institutional work. 

  • Medical Sales Representative: Required to sell the company’s product to a variety of customers including doctors and pharmacists. 

  • Microbiologist: Study microorganism and processes.

  • Biotechnologist: Researches on plants, animals and genetics.

  • Forensic Scientist: Provides scientific evidence for legal cases.

  • Biomedical Scientist: Analyse fluid samples to support clinician diagnose and treat patients.

Academic Entry Requirement for Biomedical Science Degree in Australia

ATAR

A minimum score of 75

International Baccalaureate (IB)

A minimum score of 32

A-LEVEL

A minimum score of 12 or AAB

STPM

A minimum GPA of 2.78 (including English, Mathematics and one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics)

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English Requirement for Biomedical Science Degree in Australia

IELTS

Overall 6.5 and 6.0 in all sub-bands

TOEFL

Score at least 79 and scores of 21 for writing, 18 for speaking, 13 for reading and 13 for listening.

PTE 

An overall score of 58 and 50 in all sub-bands

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Top 10 Universities to Study Biomedical Science in Australia

University of Melbourne

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The University of Melbourne is the 1st in Australia and 14th in the world for Clinical, Pre Clinical and Health courses. According to the QS World University Ranking for the subjects, the University of Melbourne has currently ranked the 36th place for Biomedical Science. 

Program

Bachelor in Biomedical Science

Intake

March & July

Duration 

3 Years

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $45, 496

The University of Queensland (UQ)

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UQ is currently ranked 1st in Queensland for life sciences and medicine while firmly holding its 44th place in the world for Biological Sciences according to the QS World University Ranking according to subjects 2021. 

Program

Bachelor in Biomedical Science

Intake

February & July

Duration 

3 Years

Indicative Annual  Fees (2021)

AUD $43, 504

Monash University

Monash is one of the top universities in Australia as it is in 6th place among the top 10 universities in Australia and 55th in the world according to QS World University Ranking. Monash University is also a member of the Group of Eight, recognised for its excellence in teaching and research.

Program

Bachelor in Biomedical Science

Intake

February & July 

Duration 

3 Years

Indicative Annual  Fees (2021)

AUD $41, 900

The University of Western Australia (UWA)

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UWA is one of the top 100 universities in Australia and is currently the 7th among the top universities in Australia. UWA is at the 22nd place for anatomy and physiology according to the QS World University ranking by subjects. Biomedical students in UWA are taught by world-class researchers in cutting edge laboratories.

Program

Bachelor in Biomedical Science

Intake

February & July 

Duration 

3 Years

Indicative Annual  Fees (2021)

AUD$ 40, 100

University of Adelaide

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As the third oldest university in Australia, the University Adelaide is ranked at the top among 150 universities in the world for Biological Sciences and the best in the south according to the QS World Ranking by subjects 2020.

Program

Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science)

Intake

February & July 

Duration 

3 Years

Indicative Annual  Fees (2021)

AUD$ 41, 500

James Cook University (JCU)

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JCU is currently in the top 150 universities in the world according to the QS World University Ranking to study Biomedical Science. It is the second oldest university in Queensland offering excellence in teaching and research and has an international campus in Singapore. 

Program

Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences

Intake

February & July

Duration 

3 Years

Indicative Annual  Fees (2021)

AUD$ 34, 480

University of Newcastle (UON)

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UON is in the top 250 universities to study Biomedical Sciences according to the QS World University Ranking by subjects and is listed as one of the top 200 universities in the world according to the QS World University Ranking 2020.

Program

Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences

Intake

February 

Duration 

3 Years

Indicative Annual  Fees (2021)

AUD$ 39, 320

Deakin University

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Deakin University provides high-quality education and has excellent employment rates for their graduates. Ranks among the top 50 young universities around the world and is known for being innovative and visionary, Deakin University provides more than 500 courses among its 5 campuses around Australia.

Program

Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences

Intake

February 

Duration 

3 Years

Indicative Annual  Fees (2021)

AUD$ 37, 400

Griffith University

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Having more than 50, 000 students among its 5 campuses in Australia, Griffith University is currently in top 300 universities in the world according to the QS World University Ranking. Griffith University provides high-quality degrees specifically designed to prepare students for the future. 

Program

Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences

Intake

February & July

Duration 

3 Years

Indicative Annual  Fees (2021)

AUD$ 33, 500

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

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UTS has gotten a 5 Star University Rating by QS and is one of the top young universities in Australia, ranking 133rd place according to the QS World University Ranking. UTS is committed to both academic and hands-on learning that helps graduates to secure a job upon graduating.

Program

Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences

Intake

February & July

Duration 

3 Years

Indicative Annual  Fees (2021)

AUD$ 41, 300

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Cyber Security Degree & Courses in Australia

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What is Cyber Security?

Cyber Security is the practice of protecting computers, servers, mobile devices, electronic systems, networks, and data from malicious attack. The key features of a strong security system consist of multiple layers of protection in a company’s computers, programs and networks. Firewalls, antivirus software, anti-spyware software and password management tools should all work together to outsmart innovative cyber criminals.

The principles of Cyber Security are confidentiality, integrity, and availability (CIA). Every element of a Cyber Security program should be designed to meet one or more of these principles.

Confidentiality – Ensure that private information is remained disclosed and can be accessible to individuals who require the information to fulfil their task

Integrity – This principle is designed to ensure that data can be trusted, accurate and that it has no unauthorized modifications of data. 

Availability – This principle ensures that the information is available to authorized users when it is needed and such access is not affected by system failure or cyber-attacks.

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Importance of Cyber Security

In the era of digital globalization, the rise of internet use and technological advancement has also increased the vulnerability of cyber attacks if proper security systems are not installed.  Over the years, Cyber Security practice is becoming an important focus for governments and also organizations across the globe. Government, military, corporate, financial, and medical organizations possess sensitive data stored in computers and other devices, which are highly confidential and not intended for the public view. A small portion of the data breach could result in a disastrous effect on the company and also the country. 

Besides that, individuals also face many cyber threats as well. Identity theft is a global issue, where hackers steal an individual’s personal information and sell it for cash rewards. Hackers use various approaches to steal individual identity and demand ransom. Camera devices are vulnerable for hackers to invade individuals’ household privacy, which is also a major concern for our society. 

Types of Cyber Security

Application security

Application security uses software and hardware methods to prevent malicious threats that can enter during the development stage of an application. Antivirus programs, firewalls and encryption programs are examples of application security

Network Security

Network security is used to prevent unauthorized or malicious users from accessing data inside the network. Common examples of network security include extra logins and new passwords. 

Cloud Security

Cloud security is used by the majority of businesses moving in cloud computing as part of the IT solutions. Cloud security secures the usage of software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications and the users access privileges by preventing cloud accounts from unauthorized access. 

Internet Security

Internet security protects information that is found in browsers and also network security involving web-based applications. The protection is designed to alert malware as well as unwanted traffic. Examples of protections are firewalls, antimalware, and antispyware software.

Types of Cyber Security Threat

Phishing

Phishing attacks use fake communication such as text message or email to trick a victim in opening it and steal the victim data such as credit card numbers and login information. This results in identity theft, funds robbery, or unauthorized purchases for the victim.

Malware

Malware is a type of code that is made to affect a computer system without the users’ consent to gain access to personal information or to damage the device. Examples of malware include spyware, viruses and worms.

SQL Injection

Structured Query Language (SQL) injection employs malicious code to exploit backend databases to access undisclosed information. This may include numerous items including private customer details, user lists, or sensitive company data.

Denial of Service (DoS)

Denial of service (DoS) floods a targeted computer or network with information that triggers a crash, causing it to be inaccessible for users. DoS attacks often target web servers of organizations such as trade organizations, media companies, commerce, and banking.

Advanced Persistent Threat (APT)

Advanced persistent threat (APT) uses sophisticated hacking techniques in which an intruder accesses a network and remains anonymous for a prolonged period of time. APT attacks are initiated to steal data from organizations such as national defence, manufacturing and the financial industry.

What do you study in a Cyber Security Degree & Courses?

A Cyber Security degree helps students to gain practical and theoretical knowledge in this critical aspect of IT. Students will learn with the latest technologies to develop skills in programming and hacking and strengthen their understanding of security and privacy. A typical degree in Cyber Security takes 3-4 years to complete, including work placement to gain experience and prepare for the job market.

Common subjects offered for a Cyber Security degree are as follows.

  • Programming
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • System Security
  • Cyber Security Analytics
  • Digital Forensics
  • Secure Networking

Career Opportunities with a Cyber Security Degree

Cyber Safety specialist

Cyber Safety specialists provide security during the development stages of software systems, networks and data centres. They look for any opening of cyber attacks in both hardware and software, as well as responsible for building firewalls in network infrastructures. 

Data security analyst

Responsible for implementing and testing various security programs such as firewalls and data encryption technology to protect the company’s sensitive data. They also are updated to remove bugs and add new features.

Security analyst

Security analysts analyze security policies and procedures to identify flaws in the company’s security system. They also make the necessary precautions for potential flaws by assessing new firewall technology to protect your systems. 

Cyber intelligence

Cyber intelligence analysts work in network administration or network engineering to assist in countering the activities of hackers and developers of malicious software. They gather information on malware-related criminal activities and predict their future activities based on what they gathered.

General Entry Requirement for Cyber Security Degree in Australia

STPM

A minimum grade of B best 5 subjects 

A-Level

A minimum grade of BCC 

UEC

Average of B4 from the best 5 academic subjects.

ATAR

An average score of 75 or above

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Minimum of 28 points

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English Requirement for Cyber Security Degree in Australia

IELTS

6.0 overall with 6.0 in each sub-bands

TOEFL

70 overall, Reading:18, Writing:18, Listening:17, Speaking:17

PTE

Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub-bands.

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

Top Universities to study Cyber Security degree in Australia

#1 University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Program

Bachelor of Computing Science (Honours) (Cyber Security and Privacy)

Intake (2021)

February & July

Duration

4 years (Full time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $44,832

#2 Edith Cowan University

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Program

Bachelor of Science (Cyber Security)

Intake (2021)

February & July

Duration

3 years (Full time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $34,050

#3 Deakin University

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Program

Bachelor of Information Technology (Cyber Security)

Intake (2021)

March & July

Duration

3 years (Full time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $34,400

#4 University of Wollongong (UOW)

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Program

Bachelor of Computer Science (Cyber Security)

Intake (2021)

February & July

Duration

3 years (Full time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $16,920

#5 Western Sydney University

Program

Bachelor of Cyber Security and Behaviour

Intake (2021)

March & July

Duration

3 years (Full time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $26,240

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Top 10 Australian Universities to Study Politics & International Studies

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What are Politics and International Studies about?

Politics and International Studies focuses on the world in which we live collectively and the ways in which it became what it is today and continues to change. It considers the choices that political actors, from governments to citizens to international institutions, analyses the ways in which people have tried to make sense of the political and international worlds and the political context in which they have done so. By studying politics and international studies, you will get to explore world issues from human rights to economic development, war, security threats, peace and the bigger challenges and opportunities that globalization brings.

Political and International Studies Career Path

1. Diplomat

As a diplomat, your main responsibility is to maintain the good relations between countries, represent and protect a nation’s interest abroad in terms of politics, trade and consular services.

2. Intelligence Specialist

As an intelligent specialist, you will be in charge of collecting and analysing operational intelligence data, conducting mission reports, using data maps and charts and evaluating the results and preparing reports, statistics and graphics.

3. Political analyst

As a political analyst, you will be working for the government, inform about and interpret various political developments. Analyse laws, public policies, and government decisions and advise government officials and political parties.

4. Communication specialist in a non-profit

A degree in International Relations will provide you with the option to work in a non-profit organisation that operates on an international level. As a Communication Specialist, you’ll have the chance to develop your career in somewhere that has a global reach.

General Entry Requirement for Politics & International Studies

A-Levels

A minimum grade of BCC

ATAR

A minimum score of 85

International Baccalaureate (IB)

A minimum score of 30 points

English Requirement for Politics & International Studies

IELTS

A minimum result of 6.5 overall and a minimum result of 6.0 in each band 

TOEFL

A minimum result of 85 overall, including a minimum result of 17 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 19 in Writing

PTE

A minimum result of 61 overall and a minimum result of 54 in each band

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Top Universities to Study Politics & International Studies in Australia

1. The Australian National University (ANU)

The courses equip you with a comprehensive understanding of Australian public policies and related international policies. You will develop exceptional problem-solving skills, theoretical understanding, critical and conceptual thinking, all while gaining a passport to some of the world’s most promising careers.

QS World University Subject Rankings for Politics & International Studies

No1 in Australia


No.8 in the world

Bachelor Degrees available

  • Bachelor of Public Policy
  • Bachelor of International Relations
  • Bachelor of Political Science
  • Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics

Course Duration

3 Years

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $44,470

2. The University of Sydney

This course gives students the knowledge, theoretical understanding, and practical skills that underpin a successful career that engages with politics at the domestic level. You will focus on how individuals engage with politics, and how governing bodies that shape peoples’ lives make decisions.

QS World University Subject Rankings for Politics & International Studies

No.2 in Australia


No.24 in the world

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Politics and International Relations)



Majors available:

  • American Studies
  • Asian Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • Digital Culture
  • Economic Policy

Course Duration

3 Years

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $43,000

3. The University of Melbourne

The course enables students to develop an understanding of the main political issues, institutions, ideas, policies and actors that dominate local, national and international agendas. It includes the study of identity and community, power and how it is exercised and contested, democracy, public policy, political movements, and many more. 

QS World University Subject Rankings for Politics & International Studies

No.3 in Australia

 

No.44 in the world

Bachelor of Arts

Majors available:

  • Asian Studies
  • Politics and International Studies
  • Screen and Cultural Studies

Course Duration

3 Years

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $33,824 – $38,564

4. Monash University

You will be able to analyse, break down and gain a comprehensive understanding of the key global challenges, international conflicts and formulate innovative solutions. It is taught across multiple disciplines, allowing you to consider the most pressing issues facing the world from different perspectives.

QS World University Subject Rankings for Politics & International Studies

No.4 in Australia


No.51-100 in the world

Bachelor of Arts

Majors available:

  • Global Asia
  • International Relations
  • International Studies
  • Politics

Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics   

Majors available:

  • Economic Analysis
  • Philosophy
  • Politics and Governance

Bachelor of Global Studies

Majors available

  • Cultural Competence
  • Human Rights
  • International Relations
  • International Studies

Course Duration

3 Years

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $33,000 – $38,000

5. The University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney)

You will be able to identify the effects of significant historical and contemporary political events and actors in national and international contexts. Interpret the key concepts, theoretical perspectives, and the evolution of the study of politics in connection with historical, economic, philosophical and social perspectives. 

QS World University Subject Rankings for Politics & International Studies

No.5 in Australia

 

No.51-100 in the world

Bachelor of Arts

Majors available:

  • Asian Studies
  • Media, Culture and Technology
  • Politics and International Relations

Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics

Majors available:

  • Economics
  • Philosophy
  • Politics and International Relations

Course Duration

3 Years

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $33,000 – $38,000

6. The University of Queensland

The program focused on the developing knowledge of global issues from the perspective of relevant social science disciplines. It examines the contemporary ideas, ideologies and theories that shape political decision-making. You will learn about various approaches to cooperation and conflict resolution, and get a better understanding of political processes. 

QS World University Subject Rankings for Politics & International Studies

No.6 in Australia


No.51-100 in the world

Bachelor of Arts

Majors available:

  • International Relations
  • Political Science
  • Peace and Conflict Studies

Bachelor of International Studies

Majors available:

  • History
  • International Inequality and Development
  • International Relations
  • Peace and Conflict Studies

Course Duration

3 Years

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $32,352 – $34,208

7. Deakin University

The degree will enhance your understanding of the big issues in the world today, and assist you to develop the skills to make a difference in your lifetime. Dive into diverse cultures, languages and perspectives outside of your own and give you a deep understanding of the international forces shaping the world today.

QS World University Subject Rankings for Politics & International Studies

No.7 in Australia


No.151-200 in the world

Bachelor of Arts

Majors available:

  • International Relations
  • Language and Culture Studies
  • Politics and Policy Studies
  • Sustainability and Society

Bachelor of International Studies

Majors available:

  • International Relations
  • Language and Culture Studies
  • Politics and Policy Studies

Course Duration

3 Years

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $30,200

8. Griffith University

This degree will provide you with a deep understanding of policy, politics and power in the modern world, and the forces that shape these dynamics at the global and domestic levels. You’ll learn about political institutions and processes, business-government relations, and foreign policy and globalisation.

QS World University Subject Rankings for Politics & International Studies

No.8 in Australia


No.151-200 in the world

Bachelor of Arts

Majors available:

  • Politics, Security and International Studies
  • Social Justice

Bachelor of Government and International Relations

Majors available:

  • International Relations
  • Politics and Public Policy

Course Duration

3 Years

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $28,500 – $29,500

9. The University of Adelaide

Develop your understanding of the world with politics and international relations. As a politics and international relation student at The University of Adelaide, you will explore Australian and global politics and the relationships with other nations. Study a diverse range of topics including political theory, domestic politics, international relations and the rising powers of China and India.

QS World University Subject Rankings for Politics & International Studies

No.9 in Australia

 

No.151-200 in the world

Bachelor Degrees available

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of International Development
  • Bachelor of International Relations

Bachelor of Arts

Majors available:

  • Cultural Studies
  • International Development
  • Politics and International Relations

Course Duration

3 Years 

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $35,000

10. The University of Western Australia

The course provides you with knowledge of all important social issues – climate change, healthcare, inequality, political participation, criminal justice, and much more. It is a rigorous course of study that equips you to engage with these issues from a uniquely interdisciplinary perspective. 

QS World University Subject Rankings for Politics & International Studies

No.10 in Australia

 

No.151-200 in the world

Bachelor of Arts

Majors available:

  • Asian Studies
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Work and Employment Relations

Course Duration

3 Years

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $33,000

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