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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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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Top 5 Degrees for Creative People

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If you are a creative person, traditional careers might not be very appealing to you. You need a job that will help you let your inner creativity out in your everyday life. 

Today, in order to pursue a career in the ever-changing creative world, you need to have a set of creative skills that will help you succeed in such a competitive field. Just like any other career, the best way to start off your journey would be to pursue a degree in your interested field, to make yourself more attractive to employers. 

The type of degree that is best suited for you will however, depend on the type of creative skills you have or wish to have and which career you want to pursue in the future. 

Down below, we have provided a list of common degrees that will help you develop and unleash the creativity in you, to help you figure out which one is best suited for you. 

1. Graphic Design

What is Graphic Design?

Graphic Design involves the production of visuals for a range of mediums, including websites, social media, advertisements, logos, products, magazines, brochures and many more. They put together the visuals in an appealing layout to make it attractive to the audiences. This degree consists of learning the use of highly technical softwares and applications used in digital marketing. This degree will help develop both technical and storytelling techniques in visual content design. As a graphic designer you are typically required to be proficient in Adobe Creative Suite C++, Java, and etc.

Career Opportunities for Graphic Design Graduates

Having a degree in graphic design will open your door to multiple industries, as every industry or sector out there, needs graphic designers to create their visual content. 

Listed below are some of the common career opportunities you have with a Bachelors in Graphic Design.

  • Graphic Designer
  • Art Director 
  • Digital Media Designer
  • Freelancer
  • Interactive Designer 
  • Advertising
  • Publication Designer
  • Illustrator

Average Salary for Graphic Design Graduates

The average salary for a graphic designer in Australia is $83,796 per year. Salaries for entry level jobs start at $67, 500 per year. Graphic designers with extensive experience in the industry however earn an average salary of $107,201 per year. 

In short, the average salary range for graphic designers can go as low as $67,500 per year and as high as $107,201 per year. 

Top 3 Universities to Study Graphic Design in Australia

RMIT University

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RMIT’s Bachelor of Design (Communication Design) will equip you to work as a communication designer in a variety of domains and sectors, such as graphic design, advertising, branding, and illustration consultancies, as well as design and communication units within corporate, government, and non-government organisations.

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Design (Communication Design)

Intake

February | July 

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

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In UTS’s Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication, students will learn everything from the history and theory of visual culture and technology to producing cutting-edge creative work in digital media, photography, editorial design, information visualisation, web design, wayfinding, mobile apps, code, interaction design, machine learning, motion graphics, the internet of things, and 3D technologies like VR/AR and 3D printing.

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication

Intake

February | July | November

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

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QUT’s Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication) focuses on helping students develop both practical and theoretical knowledge of graphic design, typography, image creation, information design, experience design, motion design, branding, and interaction design. 

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication)

Intake

February | July 

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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2. Architecture

What is Architecture?

A degree in Architecture can be a rewarding study option for those of you who love drawing and are especially passionate about designing functional and aesthetic structures and buildings. In addition to being highly creative, having a strong suite in attention to detail will also help you succeed in this career. Architects are often required to communicate with clients during the design and production of a structure, so that their designs meet the desire and vision of the client. Architecture students spend a lot of time in studios and design laboratories learning the design process. They are also taught how to interact, communicate and work with clients. 

Please keep in mind that in order to become a registered Architect in Australia you are required to also complete a Master’s Degree (2 years) in addition to a Bachelor’s Degree. You will also be required to obtain 12 months work experience and pass an architecture practice examination before registration. 

Career Opportunities for Architecture Graduates

As an Architecture graduate, you have opportunities that go way beyond just becoming a registered Architect. You will be qualified to assist architects and other built environment professionals in the design, documentation and procurement of buildings, which does not need registration as an architect. You can find employment in a variety of sectors including:

  • Government agencies 
  • Design practices and studios (urban design, interior design, etc)
  • Statutory bodies
  • Commercial Development Companies
  • Building Product Manufacturing and Distribution Companies

Average Salary for Architecture Graduates

The average salary for Architects in Australia is $82,953 per year. Salaries for entry level jobs start at $67, 500 per year. The highest paying cities for Architects in Australia include Canberra and Melbourne with average salaries of $162,103 and $106,663 respectively.

Top 3 Universities to Study Architecture in Australia

The University of Sydney

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The University of Sydney is the no.1 university in Australia for Architecture according to the QS Rankings by Subject 2021. University of Sydney’s Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication) revolves around extensive time spent in studios learning aspects of the design process relating directly to the practice of the architectural profession, in addition to lectures, seminars and workshops. 

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Design in Architecture

Intake

February | July 

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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RMIT University

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In RMIT’s Bachelor of Architectural Design, you will study the essential skills required of an architect and architectural designer from globally recognised and award-winning architects as well as visiting national and international experts, consultants, and specialists.

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Architectural Design

Intake

February | July 

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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Griffith University

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Griffith University’s Bachelor of Architectural Design is accredited by  Australian Institute of Architects / Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA) / Board of Architects of Queensland as an approved pathway program to the professionally accredited Master of Architecture. This course is highly focused on environmental sustainability and urban design with a combination of classroom studies, studio work, fieldwork and practical experience. 

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Architectural Design

Intake

March | July 

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

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3. Communication

What is Communication?

Communication is one of the most versatile fields with broad career opportunities. Communication involves the creation of messages and communicational content that will produce positive outcomes for companies/brands, such as marketing, public relations, media communication, and more.

In order to become a successful communicator you need to be creative enough for your messages to catch the attention of the audiences and stay in their minds. Communication messages can be delivered through various mediums, such as digital media, broadcast media, and more. Each of these mediums require a different set of creative skills. 

Fluent oral and written communication skills is in fact, one of the top qualities employers look for in candidates when hiring. A degree in communication gives you the position to stand out from the rest of the candidates. Communication degrees are mainly focused on marketing, public relations, media and digital media as well. In all of these majors you will focus on public speaking, storytelling, critical and strategic thinking. 

Career Opportunities for Communication Graduates

With a communications degree, you can work in almost all sectors at a variety of positions, according to what you are passionate about the most. 

Here are some of the most common careers Communication graduates pursue;

  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Social Media Manager
  • Media Planner
  • Event Planner
  • Journalist 
  • Brand Manager
  • Advertiser
  • Content Creator 

Average Salary for Communication Graduates

The average salary for Communication Graduates in Australia is $68,400 per year. The average salaries for different jobs in the communications field are however very diverse. For example, the average salary of a social media coordinator is $61,993 per year while the average salary for Marketing Communication Manager can go upto $99,949 per year. 

Top 3 Universities to Study Communication in Australia

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

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QUT’s Bachelor of Communication programme offers 5 different majors that students can specialize in, including Public Relations and Advertising, Digital Media, Entertainment Industries, Journalism, and Professional Communication. Moreover, you can also choose to get a double degree by combining two majors. 

This course provides students with real-world learning experience from the first semester itself to fully equip students for the working world. 

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Communication

Intake

February | July 

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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University of Wollongong (UOW)

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UOW’s Bachelor of Communication and Media program is specifically designed for students who want a career in digital and social media, journalism, screen media production, marketing, advertising, and public relations.

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Communication and Media 

Intake

February | May | August 

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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Western Sydney University

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Western Sydney University’s Bachelor of Communication offers its students the option to major in areas including Journalism, Advertising, Public Relations or Screen Media which will help students develop job-ready skills in communication, digital media, media production, research, and innovation. 

 

This program is accredited by The Media Federation of Australia (MFA), which represents over 90% of all media agency placed media billings in Australia, and the Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA), which represents and provides professional support and recognition to practitioners and consultants nationwide.

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Communication

Intake

March | July 

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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4. Marketing

What is Marketing?

Marketing involves the role of developing different strategies and tactics to market a company/brand/organization or product. Hence marketing roles encompass a lot of brainstorming and exploring creative and innovative ideas, which makes it an excellent choice for creative people. Whether it’s an inspirational Nike advertisement or a viral post on social media, creative marketers are always behind these marketing masterpieces. 

Marketers who can come up with material that stand out from the thousands of messages from brands that we are bombarded with everyday, are definitely in high-demand in today’s market driven world.

Marketing degrees offer students with a wide range of subjects, ranging from the fundamentals of business, to consumer behaviour, advertising campaigns and social media marketing as well. Throughout the degree, students are often able to build their creative portfolio with different projects and assignments they take on. 

Career Opportunities for Marketing Graduates

Marketing provides graduates the opportunity to venture into almost every sector out there. Some of the common jobs that appeal to marketing graduates include;

  • Marketing Coordinator 
  • Media planner
  • Brand manager
  • Marketing research consultant
  • Social media specialist
  • Creative director 
  • Chief Marketing Officer

Average Salary for Marketing Graduates

Marketing professionals in Australia typically earn an average salary of approximately $102,000 per year. Salaries range from as low as $73,400 per year to as high as high $169,000 per year. 

Top 3 Universities to Study Marketing in Australia

University of Melbourne

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University of Melbourne is ranked as the no.3 university in Australia and no.41 in the world according to QS World University Ranking 2021. In University of Melbourne’s Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Marketing, you will learn the fundamentals of advertising, product and brand management, strategic marketing, market research, relationship marketing, global marketing, electronic marketing and buyer behaviour.

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing)

Intake

February | July

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

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University of New South Wales (UNSW)

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UNSW offers a marketing major in a range of bachelors programs including Bachelor of Commerce. 

At UNSW, you will also be able to access a suite of experiences such as internships, network and events, and global opportunities through UNSW’s “Career Accelerator” which will help build your professional skills. 

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing)

Intake

February | May | September 

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

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Edith Cowan University

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Edith Cowan University also offers a marketing major in a selected range of programs including, Bachelor of Commerce, which is the most common program. This degree is accredited by Australian Marketing Institute (AMI). 

With this program, you will learn how to attract new consumers, keep existing ones, and improve your relationship with the product, brand, or organisation. You will also  get hands-on experience with both conventional and digital media, utilising industry-standard software, and build portfolios to show off your skills.

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing)

Intake

March | July 

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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5. Fashion Design

What is Fashion Design?

Fashion designing is the art of applying the creativity of design, aesthetics and clothing construction for the creation of clothing and other forms of accessories. A degree in fashion designing can be very well suited for people who are interested in both art and the fashion industry. A degree in fashion design gives you the conceptual knowledge and understanding of garment making skills and transforming your creative vision into fashion statements, to kickstart your career as a fashion designer. 

In a fashion design degree, you will be spending a lot of time in studios learning concepts of fashion illustration and creating your own garments. 

Career Opportunities for Fashion Design Graduates

Fashion graduates take up careers in a range of sectors in the fashion industry. The most common and rewarding jobs fashion design students venture into are as follows;

  • Womenswear/Menswear designer
  • Fashion producer
  • Creative director
  • Textile Designer 
  • Print Designer 
  • Fashion Forecaster 

Some graduates who are brave and creative enough start their own local and international fashion brands. 

Top 3 Universities to Study Fashion Design in Australia

RMIT University

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RMIT’s School of Fashion and Textile is globally recognized and is ranked among the Business of Fashion’s The Best Fashion Schools in the World, Undergraduate Fashion Design Programs in 2019.

In RMIT’s Bachelor of Design (Fashion) program, students are exposed to various areas of design, where they can practice and learn to apply their skills to garments , artefacts and more. 

RMIT graduates receive national design awards, scholarships, and invitations to participate in national and international showcases, events and exhibitions. 

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Design (Fashion)

Intake

February

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

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UTS’s Bachelor of Design in Fashion and Textile is an internationally recognized program that gives students the skills to kick-start their career in the fashion industry. At UTS, fashion is not just about the garments, but also about people. Which is why, this degree highly focuses on using studios and interdisciplinary subjects, which allow students to gain the communication and teamwork skills to develop, articulate and sell their creations to peers and industry. 

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Design in Fashion and Textiles

Intake

February | July | November

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

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QUT’s Bachelor of Fashion design is the longest running fashion degree in Queensland. Through this course you will be learning to develop your style of design, by working on real world projects both individually and in teams. It also offers students the opportunity to gain international experience through exchange programs and internships. 

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Design (Fashion)

Intake

February

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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Top 10 Universities to Study Marketing Degree in Australia

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Marketing is one of the most exciting courses you can study with tons of job opportunities in every sector you can think of.  A marketing team is a primary part of every company or brand. To put it in a fancier way, the doors a marketing degree will open for you is endless.

However, before pursuing any degree it is important to ponder over whether it is the right course for you. Down below, we have provided for you, all the answers you might need to answer this question.

What is Marketing?

Marketing is basically about the communication of a brand and the value of its products or services to consumers and customers, for the purpose of selling the product or service. The ultimate goal of marketing for any brand is to boost sales. 

In the past, marketing was done through word of mouth and it all depended on who could shout the loudest and was the most persuasive. To this day, the theory behind marketing remains the same, however the methods have changed immensely considering the digitalization of the world. 

Why Study Marketing?

To answer the question of whether you should pursue a career in marketing, you should ask yourself a series of sub-questions. 

  • Is Marketing right for you?

Just as any other career, marketing is not for everyone. You need to possess a set of qualities that match with the skills you need to become a successful marketer. Although marketers do come from different backgrounds, there are some personality traits they tend to have in common;

  • Creative and self-motivated
  • Persuasive and approachable 
  • Able to work in a team
  • Detail-oriented and efficient 
  • Able to make last minute changes
  • Able to be both a leader and a follower
  • Up To-date on trends
  • Able to understand customer needs

The list of course doesn’t end here, but now you have an idea of the basic qualities you need to possess. 

  • Is it a career you will enjoy? 

A typical marketing job involves data collecting, budgeting and developing marketing strategies. The aspect of marketing that most people find exciting however is, coming up with creative marketing campaigns. You must have come across successful marketing campaigns by big brands such as Nike. For example, Nike’s “Find Your Greatness” Campaign, which was focused on identifying with the inner athlete in you, since most of Nike’s customers are not professional athletes, rather normal people who are into sports wear. 

As a marketer, coming up with engaging and thought provoking campaigns like this will be a big part of your job. Whether you find this enjoyable or not however, really depends on you. 

What Will You Study in a Degree in Marketing?

Marketing covers a variety of areas ranging from advertising to market research and business administration. This will help you further your studies in areas such as business and advertising, which is why it is an attractive course for many students.

Listed below are the main subjects you will cover in a marketing degree: 

  • Principles of Marketing 
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Business Law
  • Integrated Marketing Communications
  • Market Research
  • Services Marketing
  • Retail Marketing

What are the Career Opportunities for a Marketing Graduate?

Marketing graduates do not have any difficulty thriving in different industries, if they have the right mindset and ability to adapt and learn. 

Listed below are some of the common career opportunities for marketing graduates:

  • Marketing Executive 
  • Brand Executive 
  • Customer Relations Associate
  • Business Development Executive
  • Market Researcher 

What are the General Entry Requirements for a Degree in Marketing?

GCE A Levels or Equivalent 

Minimum 6 points in 3 subjects, where A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1

International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP)

26

ATAR

• 66.5

UEC

• 14,  maximum 10 subjects. (Where A1=8, A2=7, B3=6, B4=5, B5 =4, B6=3, C7=2, C8=1)

*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, with no individual band score less than 6.0

TOEFL (Internet Based Test) 

Overall 79-93, writing 21 

TOEFL (Paper Based Test)

550

Pearson (PTE):

58-64

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

Top 10 Universities to Study a Degree in Marketing in Australia

1. University of Melbourne

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University of Melbourne is ranked as the no.3 university in Australia and no.41 in the world according to QS World University Ranking 2021. Under Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Marketing, you will be studying the core subjects that are prerequisites for a Marketing major during the first two years followed by  marketing subjects in the final year. 

With this major, you will learn the fundamentals of advertising, product and brand management, strategic marketing, market research, relationship marketing, global marketing, electronic marketing and buyer behaviour.

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing)

Intake

February | July

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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2. University of New South Wales (UNSW)

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UNSW offers a marketing major under Bachelor of Commerce in addition to a range of other bachelors programs as well. In this degree, you will be studying the basics of commerce in the first year and more specialized core subjects of your major (marketing) in the second and third year. 

At UNSW, you will also be able to access a suite of experiences such as internships, network and events, and global opportunities through UNSW’s “Career Accelerator” which will help build your professional skills. 

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing)

Intake

February | May | September 

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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3. Monash University

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From understanding buying behaviour to creating social campaigns, you’ll acquire a mix of technical, practical, and analytical skills with Monash University’s Bachelor of Marketing program. In this course, you will be studying the foundation of business knowledge followed by specialist discipline knowledge of marketing. 

You’ll also take a capstone unit that will consolidate the information and skills you’ve gained over your specialisation’s study and provide you experience in multi-disciplinary processes and decision-making.

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Marketing

Intake

February 

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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4. University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

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UTS’s Marketing major offered under the bachelor of business is a perfect mix of business knowledge and marketing knowledge you need to have to start your career as a marketing professional. 

This Marketing major helps students get a thorough grasp of marketing so that they can use marketing concepts and tactics to achieve organisational growth. It teaches students how companies can  increase their performance by developing practical marketing capabilities and key abilities for implementing marketing-oriented initiatives.

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Business (Marketing)

Intake

February | July

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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5. University of Wollongong (UOW)

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UOW’s Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing) also starts with a foundation year to cover the basics of business, giving students an understanding of the issues organizations face today. From the second year onwards, you will be focusing on specialized subjects of marketing  that will help you develop the skills and knowledge needed to plan, develop and execute integrated marketing and communications strategies.

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing)

Intake

February | July

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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6. Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

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With QUT’s Bachelor of Business in Marketing program you will be learning from industry professionals from various fields of marketing. Students are also offered opportunities for work placements in different industries. Graduates of this course will be eligible for membership of the Australian Marketing Institute, the Market Research Society of Australia, and the American Marketing Association.

You can also major in Marketing under QUT’s new Bachelor of Business – International degree, which includes one year of compulsory overseas studies.

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Business (Marketing)

Intake

February | July | November

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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7. Griffith University

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Griffith University’s Bachelor of Business in Marketing teaches you the new skills, new values, and new opportunities relevant for the new economy and modern business. You will also be studying more focused marketing units later on this degree. Moreover, students will also benefit from Griffith Business School’s 150 industry partners through internships and workshops. 

With this degree you may be eligible for membership from Australian Market Institute and Australian Market and Social Research Society. 

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Business (Marketing)

Intake

March | July | November

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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8. University of South Australia (UniSa)

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University of South Australia is a global leader in Brand Management research and accredited by both AACSB International and EFMD (EQUIS) – the world’s leading accreditation bodies. With UniSa’s Bachelor of Business in Marketing you will explore the fascinating world of consumer psychology and scientific laws of brand growth from professionals such as advisors of P&G, CBS and Nestle. 

In addition to this, students are offered real-world experience as part of their studies through an internship, student exchange or mentorship opportunity.

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Business (Marketing)

Intake

February | August

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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9. Western Sydney University

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Western Sydney University’s Bachelor of Business in Marketing allows students to start their major (marketing)  in the first year of the degree itself, allowing students more flexibility. This degree offers a mix of theory with real world industry projects and experiences. 

You will also be gaining industry specific accreditations from Australia’s leading institutions. 

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Business (Marketing)

Intake

March | July | November

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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10. Kaplan Business School (KBS)

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KBS’s Bachelor of Business in Marketing equips students with  the foundational knowledge and practices within the field of marketing and helps students acquire workplace skills in research, problem-solving, innovation, optimisation and strategy. You will also be getting first-hand real world experience through the internship modules offered in the final year of the degree to prepare you for the working world. 

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Business (Marketing)

Intake

March | July | September + November

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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Top 10 Universities to Study Accounting and Finance in Australia

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Accounting and Finance has been around forever, because of its significant role in any business in keeping track of its financial capabilities and cashflow. If you are good with money and numerical figures, accounting and finances will definitely prove to be interesting and will provide you with stable career opportunities after graduation.

Even though everything is going digital and automatized, accounting and financial professionals are very much in demand and it doesn’t seem like it will go obsolete anytime soon. 

Down below, we guide you through everything you need to know about studying this field in Australia. We have also listed down the top 10 universities you can study accounting and finance in Australia. 

What is Accounting and Finance?

The first question that you might have is, what do professionals in accounting and finances do? Well, the answer is pretty simple. They control and manage all the money aspects of a business. It is the backbone of every business and the modern world as well. 

Accounting and finances are typically under the same umbrella, however there are certain differences between them. The main difference is that professionals in the field of finance are usually involved in planning and directing the financial transactions of the business while those in the field of accounting are involved in recording, analyzing and reporting on the transactions. 

In other words, accounting is the management of financial information, whereas finance is the management of financial transactions or the money. Thus, these two disciplines go hand in hand. 

Accounting and finance therefore plays a huge role in a business financial health, as it comprises the activities of keeping financial records, avoiding legal problems, making a budget, analyzing the company’s performance, external and internal communication and developing strategies to improve the business. 

What Will You Study in an Accounting and Finance Degree?

A bachelor’s degree in Accounting and finance typically takes upto 3-4 years at any university if you take it up as a full-time student. Some of the interesting subjects you will be studying under this degree includes: 

  • Business Law
  • Financial markets
  • Auditing
  • Economic principles
  • Corporate finance
  • Banking & investment
  • Taxation
  • Accounting information systems
  • Industrial training (during final year)

What Are the Skills You Need to be an Accountant?

If you guessed mathematical skills as the no.1 skill to be successful in this field, you are correct to some extent. Being good at math, however, does not necessarily mean you have to be good with mental arithmetic. As long as you know you are skilled with statistics and data, you have nothing to worry about. 

Apart from mathematical skills, listed below are some of the other key skills you should have to become a good accountant. 

  • Analytical skills 
  • An eye for detail 
  • General business knowledge
  • Time management and organizational skills 
  • Communication skills 
  • IT Skills 
  • Up-to-date with legislative development 
  • Integrity and adaptability

What Are the Career Opportunities for Accounting and Finance Graduates?

A degree in accounting and finance will undoubtedly open your doors to a flexible and potentially profitable career. Here are some of the top career opportunities you can look forward to as an accounting and finance graduate.

  • Controller
  • Financial Manager
  • Management Consultant 
  • Personal Financial Advisor
  • Financial Analyst
  • Treasury Analyst
  • Accounting Manager
  • Budget Analyst 
  • Senior Tax Analyst 
  • Accountant
  • Auditor

General Entry Requirements for Accounting and Finance Degree

STPM

CGPA 3.0 and above 

A-level

• 9.5 where, 

A*(a*) = 5, A(a) = 5, B(b) = 4, C(c) = 3,D(d) = 2, E(e) = 1, U = 0.

UEC

•  aggregate score of 20 or less in 5 subjects excluding English, Chinese and Malay 

International Baccalaureate (IB)

• 29

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

General English Language Requirements for International Students

IELTS

6.0 – 6.5

TOEFL IBT 

75

University Cambridge – CAE 

52

Pearson (PTE):

50

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

Top 10 Universities to Study Accounting and Finance Degree in Australia

1. University of Melbourne

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Course Details

 University of Melbourne offers a bachelor’s degree  in commerce with a major in accounting. It comprises 7 core commerce subjects and  11-13 majors and elective subjects. This degree also provides you with the opportunity to explore disciplines outside of commerce by offering 4-6 subjects from non-commerce disciplines. 

With university of Melbourne’s bachelor of commerce with a major in accounting you will be eligible to apply for associate membership of:

All foundation level papers are exempted for ACCA accreditation as well. 

Each body however has their own requirements to be fulfilled in order to obtain full membership. 

Program

Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Accounting

Intake

February | July

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees

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2. The University of New South Wales (UNSW)

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Course Details

By enrolling in the bachelor of commerce program at UNSW, you can opt for either Accounting or Finance as your major. You can also choose two majors, meaning you can double major in both Accounting and Finance if you wish. 

UNSW’s program allows you to gain professional recognition through membership qualifications with professional organizations such as:

Program

Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Accounting/Finance

Intake

February | May | September

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees

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3. The University of Sydney

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Course Details

Just like the UNSW program, this program also gives you the option to major in either Accounting or both Accounting and Finance, if you choose them as your two majors. 

University of Sydney’s program may give you membership or entry to the accreditation bodies listed below:

Program

Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Accounting/Finance

Intake

February | July

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees

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4. Monash University

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Course Details 

The structure of this degree consists of 4 parts involving, foundation business knowledge, specialist discipline knowledge, capstone experience, and free elective study. Upon successful completion of the course you can also opt for a 1 year honours program. 

Monash University’s program may give you membership or entry to the accreditation bodies listed below:

ProgramBachelor of Accounting
IntakeFebruary | July
Duration3 Years (Full time)
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5. University of Queensland

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Course Details

This bachelor of commerce program also provides Accounting and Finance among the majors you can choose from. However, you can either choose Accounting or Finance and not both. So choose wisely, according to what you are interested in the most. 

University of Queensland’s program may give you membership or entry to the accreditation bodies listed below:

Program

Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Accounting/Finance

Intake

February | July

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees

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6. University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

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Course Details

In this program you have 9 foundation core units and a compulsory Accounting major. You can also choose from a second major, two sub-majors or one sub-major and 4 electives. This course also includes two full time industry internships (total 6 months) with two sponsoring employers. 

UTS’s program may give you membership or entry to the accreditation bodies listed below:

Program

Bachelor of Accounting 

Intake

February | July | November

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees

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7. The University of Adelaide

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Course details

This is a course with the perfect mix of both corporate-know-how and accounting expertise. With this program you also have the option to choose from the minors offered to diversify your skills. 

The University of Adelaide’s program may give you membership or entry to the accreditation bodies listed below:

Program

Bachelor of Accounting and Corporate Finance

Intake

February | July

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees

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8. Griffith University

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Course Details 

Griffith University’s Bachelor of Business offers you the option to choose two majors from the 20 majors available. So you can choose from Accounting and Finance if you want a mix of knowledge from both sectors. You do not need to decide on a major until your second year, giving you plenty of time to think about what you want to major in. 

Griffith University’s program may give you membership or entry to the accreditation bodies listed below:

Program

Bachelor of Business with a major in Accounting (Extended)

Intake

March | July | November

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees

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9. University of Tasmania (UTAS)

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Course Details

University of Tasmania’s Bachelor of Business program is highly focused on getting first hand industrial experience with corporate internships and guest lecturers from all over the world. One of the unique things about this program is that you have the option to fast-track your studies with their accelerated study mode and complete the program in just 2 years. Please note that even though you accelerate your studies you will still graduate with the same qualification and accreditation. 

UTAS’s program may give you membership or entry to the accreditation bodies listed below:

Program

Bachelor of Business with a major in Accounting 

Intake

February | July 

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees

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10. Kaplan Business School (KBS)

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In Kaplan Business School’s Bachelor of Business (Accounting) you will need to complete 8 subjects each year. You will also be undertaking two internship periods in your final year for additional first hand experience in the field.

Kaplan Business School’s program may give you membership or entry to the accreditation bodies listed below:

Program

Bachelor of Business (Accounting)

Intake

March | July | November

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees

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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)

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

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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Study Foundation Courses in Australia

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Have you always dreamt about studying in Australia and you can’t wait to get on that plane to start your new adventure?

It’s no surprise as Australia has always been the preferred study destination by Malaysian students right after the UK and Ireland. 

Home to Vegemite, koala bears and kangaroos, Australia holds the second place of the top 10 countries for international students to choose to pursue their higher education.

What is Foundation Studies?

Foundation study is a pathway for both the locals and international students. There are two groups of students who usually pick the foundation studies over the other available programs. Firstly, students who have completed their secondary education and are planning to pursue higher education. However, it is limited to students who have completed their secondary education and those who have not met the entry requirement for their desired undergraduate program. 

Why Study Foundation?

  • One of the flexible options for students who have just completed their SPM.

  • Provides the opportunity for students to gain direct entry into a university.

  • Most foundation programs provide relevant subjects according to their chosen stream, preparing them for their degree program. 

  • Uses the same teaching style through lectures and tutorials, hence providing students with an opportunity to be familiar with learning and be prepared for their degree program.

Why Study Foundation in Australia?

According to the QS World Rankings, aside from being one of the countries filled with cute koala bears and kangaroos, Australia has numerous universities ranked in the Top 100 in the world. 

The education system in Australia provides students with a wide range of undergraduate courses to pursue and is globally one reason why Australia has been the top three countries that international students often choose to study. Rest assured, Australian higher education owns some of the most sought after courses globally, including Psychology, Engineering, Business, Economics and Social Sciences. Mostly it’s the flexibility and the quality of the education system that makes international students opt for Australia as a study destination. 

Doing a foundation in Australia allows international students to experience first hand the various teaching methods applied in Australian universities. This would help international students to prepare and ease themselves better when they transition into an undergraduate program. Australian universities encourage students to be independent in making decisions. Upon completing the Foundation program, international students will be able to gain direct entry into an undergraduate program into any Australian university. In addition to studying, Australian universities also emphasize soft skills such as project management, laboratory works, communication skills, and many more. 

If international students are interested in scientific research, Australia is one of the countries that are at the forefront of new technology and innovation. It is an added advantage for international students to study in Australia to pursue a science field degree as the country has impressive technologies and resources. 

International students are also given a chance to work part-time in Australia while studying. This can be an option to earn extra income for those who would like to taste the local cultures and travel within Australia. 

Study Areas Covered in Foundation Studies

There are various types of undergraduate degree programs that Australian universities offer for both local and international students. Studying a subject covered in the degree pathway could increase your chances of being accepted into your chosen program.

These are several streams of foundation studies offered in Australia: 

  • Science: Covers studies physics, scientific communications, mathematics, engineering principles and computing. 

  • Computer Science & IT: Covers subjects in database, algebra, web development, business information systems and web development. 

  • Health Science: Studies in health challenges, anatomy, chemistry and physiology. 

  • Engineering: Covers physics, material technology, computer science, and chemistry.

  • Business: Studies in accounting, marketing, statistics, microeconomics and mathematics.

Academic Entry Requirement for Foundation Studies

The entry requirement for the foundation program is relatively lower than the university undergraduate (Bachelor) programs. 

Most of the institutions require students to have completed Year 11 or Year 12 as secondary/ high school qualification, which is equivalent to SPM in Malaysia or IGCSE, UEC, etc. 

SPM

Minimum 4 passes

STPM 

Minimum 2 passes

UEC

Minimum 2 passes 

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English Entry Requirement for Foundation Studies

IELTS

Overall 5.5 with no individual band lower than 5.0

PTE

Overall 42 with no score lower than 36

SPM/STPM

Minimum C in English

For more information on the English entry requirement, please contact Excel Education 

Top Colleges to Study Foundation in Australia

University of Technology Sydney College (UTS)

Programme 

Foundation Studies 

Intake

March, June, & September 

Duration

Standard: 8 months 

Extended: 12 months 

Indicative Fees (2021)

Standard: AUD $28, 000 

Extended: AUD $ 40, 000

Griffith College

Picture Credits: Griffith University 

Programme 

Foundation Program

Intake

January, June, & October 

Duration

2 Semesters (8 months) 

Indicative Fees (2021)

AUD $22, 700

University of Tasmania (Provider: UP Education)

Picture Credit: University of Tasmania

Programme 

Foundation Studies 

Intake

February, July & November

Duration

Fast Track: 1 semester (approx. 5 months) 

Standard: 2 semesters (approx. 8 months) 

Indicative Fees (2021)

Fast Track: AUD $18, 000

Standard: AUD $20, 800

Deakin College (Provider: UP Education)

Picture Credits: Deakin University 

Programme 

Foundation Studies

Intake

March, June, & October 

Duration

Standard: 8 months 

Extended: 12 months 

Indicative Fees (2021)

Standard: AUD $24, 260

Extended: AUD $ 30, 960

La Trobe College

Picture Credits : La Trobe University 

Programme 

Foundation Studies:

  • IT, Business & Humanities
  • Engineering & Computer Science 
  •  Health & Life Sciences

Intake

February, June & October 

Duration

2 Semesters (8 months 

Indicative Fees (2021)

AUD $29, 900

Charles Darwin University (Provider: UP Education)

Picture Credits: ABC News 

Programme 

Foundation Studies 

Intake

February & November

Duration

2 Semesters (8 months)

Indicative Fees (2021)

AUD $ 20, 800

Swinburne University of Technology (Provider: UP Education)

Programme

Foundation in:

  • Design
  • Arts
  • Business
  • Science & Engineering 

Intake 

February, June & October 

Duration

8 months 

12 months (for Science & Engineering)

Indicative Fees (2021)

AUD $ 25, 380

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Study Journalism Degree in Australia

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Do you have the passion for venturing into the mysterious world and rising to the occasion when the truth is discovered? Do you dream of always being the person who updated the entire nation on breaking news and not getting tired of pursuing true stories? If yes, we believe that you have the passion to become a journalist. 

Every country in the world depends on journalists as they work as watchdogs (someone who delivers unbiased news about the wrongdoing). The news that we watch and read today is anchored by hard working journalists who ensures that the truth reaches the public. Can you imagine the amount of public trust journalists have gathered by providing such news? 

Read on as we explain in detail how to become a journalist, the silent heroes of the world. 

What is Journalism?

Journalism is writing about news related to subjects for all mediums, print and non-print. It’s a complicated process of gathering information through different channels, sifting through it, editing and giving it context. Journalism incorporates everything from anything that is considered “hard” news from politics and public affairs to the softer side, including human interests and lifestyles. A journalist is known to be the public’s eyes and ears as the entire global population relies on journalism to remain informed.

What is the Study of Journalism?

Journalism can be seen as transforming events through systematic criteria into news that is publishable in the media. The tasks that news workers do are mainly to ‘report, research, write and edit reports as well as produce and assemble visual images for news and information. The selection of news goes through another screening process which involves editors, producers and news directors. 

There are several types of journalism that one can practice such as:

  • Investigative Journalism: Involves thoroughly researching a topic to expose evidence and deliver findings or figures or organizations to a broader audience. Investigative journalists conduct in-depth research and use various tactics to collect information. This type of journalism often requires more time to plan, prepare and research and is typically a more extended form to fully report details of research, findings and conclusions. 

  • Opinion Journalism: Opinion journalism reports on a topic using subjective ideas rather than objective facts. Opinion journalists write from their own perspective including their own thoughts and biases. It is much more unique from other types of journalism because the writer can include their own viewpoint. 

  • Political Journalism: Focuses on government, politics and political candidates. It covers different segments of political activities such as local, national and international news. The political journalist often reports on an elected official’s movements, political processes, and political work results.

  • Sports Journalism: Focus on the subject of athletic news. Sports journalists report scores, standings and rankings for different teams or athletes in various sporting events.

Key Skills Needed to Become a Journalist

  • Multitasking: Being a journalist is not easy as there are plenty of things happening around the world. A journalist has to manage their time wisely and multitask among all the other articles and make sure they don’t miss a deadline. 

  • Professionalism & Confidence: Professionalism in journalism means meeting deadlines, ready to take up work at odd hours of the day and the courage to take criticism from the editor. 

  • Excellent Writing Skills: Effective writing skills make a lot of difference while writing an average article and enthralling news piece. A journalist should know how to play around with their words and should be able to produce error-free articles.
     
  • Good Work Ethics – Journalism is a competitive field, journalists are frequently chasing newsworthy articles that they forget to be ethical. A good journalist will never abandon ethics as it is the rule of the thumb.

  • Persistence & Discipline: Journalism requires perseverance and patience as it might take a month before you get a lead on the story you have been working on. A journalist should never give up and be disciplined as a journalist should be about finding out the truth.

Career Options with a Journalism Degree

  • Reporter: The very basics of practicing journalism. Reporters inform the public about the happenings around the world. Spends most of the time conducting interviews and investigations. Works on a tight deadline in a fast phase environment wanting to be the first to publish the story. 

  • Editor: Oversees every step of the publishing process, working with writers to plan and edit content for publications. Editors work in many environments such as magazines, newspapers, and online media. In short, wherever there is a story/article, there will be an editor watching over it.

  • Copywriter: Develops messages that you usually see on advertisements. They’re naturally persuasive, creative and able to cram a lot of convincing information under a few words.
  • Public Relation Specialist: Public Relation specialist creates and maintains a favorable image for the organizations they represent and puts together media releases to help shape the public perception and increase brand awareness.

What are the Core Subjects in Journalism Degree

  • News Reporting: Introduction to the practice and theory of multimedia journalism. It sets the social, professional and legal context for journalism practice, and introduces students to the convention of news writing and reporting stories. Students will also focus on combining text with photos and audio clips to produce news stories; critically examining their own production processes, and learn to report multimedia news stories to a deadline.

  • Media Law and Ethics: Provides students with groundwork practical knowledge to deal with legal and ethical issues that may arise from their work as communication professionals or media communication users. The subject takes a problem-based learning (case study) approach to work with students to understand laws and regulations that influence journalism; highlight potential problem areas for journalists, focusing mainly on privacy, defamation, contempt of court; and copyright. 

  • Feature Writing: Students are expected to combine journalism skills with academic techniques of research. The aim is to develop research and writing skills to a level where the student can produce feature articles suitable for publication. There is a strong emphasis on finding original information from sources ranging from interviews to the Internet.

  • News Production: Engages students in the day-to-day operations of a multi-location, multimedia news publication. Students will produce stories, learning how to deal with the practical, intellectual, professional, creative, social, ethical and legal issues of online news and current affairs publishing.

General Entry Requirement for Journalism Degree in Australia

A-Levels 

A minimum of 6 points  or CCD

ATAR

A minimum of 79.40

STPM 

A minimum of 10 points 

UEC

A minimum of 14 points 

IB 

A minimum of 25 points 

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

English Language Requirement for Journalism Degree in Australia

IELTS

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

TOEFL 

A minimum overall score of 79, Reading: 13, Listening:12, Speaking:18 and Writing: 21. 

PTE 

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

English Requirement might vary according to universities, for more information please contact Excel Education 

Top Universities to Study Journalism Degree in Australia

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

The Queensland University of Technology is one of the leading universities with a global outlook and focus on providing students with practical, relevant skills they can apply in the world. QUT ranks 1 in Australia and 17 in the world for Communication and Media Studies.

Program 

Bachelor of Communications (Journalism)

Intake

February & July 

Duration 

3 Years 

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $31, 400 

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University

RMIT is an innovative university located in Melbourne, Australia. Currently, RMIT ranks at 4th and is on the top 50 globally for Communication and Media Studies. In the QS World University Ranking 2021, RMIT ranks at 18th place in the world among universities less than 50 years old.

Program 

Bachelor of Communications (Journalism)

Intake

February & July 

Duration 

3 Years 

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $32, 640 

The University of Queensland (UQ)

The Queensland University of Technology currently holds the 5th rank for the Top 10 Universities in Australia 2021 for Communications and Media Studies and also ranks at 46th for the QS World University Ranking 2021. The University of Queensland has won more Australian Awards for University Teaching than any other university and is committed to providing students with the best opportunities and practical experiences, empowering them with transferable knowledge and skills that will prepare them to exceed expectations throughout their careers.

Program 

Bachelor of Communications (Journalism)

Intake

February & July 

Duration 

3 Years 

Indicative Annual  Fees (2021)

AUD $34, 208 

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

The University of Technology Sydney is ranked at 9th among the Top Universities in Australia and at 133 place in the QS World University Ranking. Being in the education industry for the past 33 years, the University of Technology Sydney is still considered to be pretty young among the other established universities in Australia. However, the University of Technology Sydney takes pride in courses that they offer as it is aligned with the industry’s needs so that students will be prepared for the working world.

Program 

Bachelor of Communications (Journalism)

Intake

March & July 

Duration 

3 Years 

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $41, 300 

Western Sydney University (WSU)

Ranked at the Top 2 percent universities worldwide, the Western Sydney University offers unlimited potential for students with the drive and determination to succeed. With one of the most comprehensive ranges of courses in Australia, Western Sydney University’s curriculum and approach to flexible learning are designed to be a springboard for a successful career.

Program 

Bachelor of Communications (Journalism)

Intake

March & July 

Duration 

3 Years 

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $28, 080 

Griffith University

Griffith University was established to stand out among all the other universities in Australia as they provide challenging conventions, responding to trends and pioneering solutions through innovative teaching and research. Students are prepared for the future by being taught by some of Australia’s most awarded teachers. Griffith University currently ranks at 303 for the QS World University Ranking.

Program 

Bachelor of Communications and Journalism 

Intake

March & July 

Duration 

3 Years 

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $30,000 

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Top 10 Australian Universities for Graduate Employability

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Employability is one of the most important factors in a prospective student’s decision-making process, prospective students are thinking proactively about the graduate outcomes they want to see at the end of their degrees. Not all universities with a good reputation have strong links with employers, the level of support and services offered by the career advice service centre, the volunteering and internship experience, all these are the key factors to boost a student’s employability. 

The QS Graduate Employability Rankings helps students to compare university performance in terms of graduate employability outcomes and prospects. The overall score is evaluated by five different indicators with each indicator carries different weighting.

The five indicators are as follow:

Indicator

Weightage

Employer reputation

30%

Alumni outcomes

25%

Partnerships with Employer per Faculty

25%

Employer/Student Connections

10%

Graduate employment rate

10%

After knowing how QS evaluates the institution’s graduate employability, let’s take a look at the universities in Australia which have made it to the top 10 list!

The University of Sydney

The University of Sydney provides tonnes of programs and opportunities for their students which help to enhance their employability skills. All these programs and opportunities give students direct access to the industry. The career centre in the University of Sydney provides career counselling services and some other resources which will help students to be in the best career position after they graduate. Students can also access different programs such as the industrial project and student entrepreneurship programs, where they will get a chance to collaborate with leading organisations to work on real-world projects. All these projects help to equip students with the skills needed to express their ideas and accelerate their career or research.

QS Graduate Employability Rankings

No.1 in Australia

No. 4 in the world

Area of interest

  • Arts and social sciences
  • Architecture, design and planning
  • Business
  • Education and social work
  • Engineering and computer science
  • Law
  • Medicine and health
  • Music
  • Veterianry Science

The University of Melbourne

Students from the University of Melbourne get hands-on industry and work experiences through internships, volunteering and industry community projects. A lot of the world’s leading organisations personally visit the campus events every year to recruit students from different courses and degrees. Besides, students also have the access to the university’s official job database for them to look for part-time, casual or volunteer positions while they are still studying or look for a full-time position as they come to the end of their studies. Services and support on job applications, resume, interview skills and cover letters are provided by the university.

QS Graduate Employability Rankings

No. 2 in Australia

No. 7 in the world

Area of interest

  • Architecture, building, planning and design
  • Arts, humanities and social sciences
  • Business and economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Environment &  agricultural 
  • Health Science 
  • Information technology and computer science
  • Law
  • Music, visual and performing arts
  • Veterinary Science 

The University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney)

The University of New South Wales has strong regional and global engagement. UNSW partnered with both local and global communities to allow them to share knowledge, debate and research outcomes. At UNSW, a broad range and high quality of teaching programs are conducted, gaining strength from research activities, and industry links. Besides, the University of New South Wales has educated 4 of the top 5 young rich listers in Australia (AFR Young Rich List 2019).

QS Graduate Employability Rankings

No. 3 in Australia

No. 27 in the world

Area of interest

  • Arts, design and architecture
  • Business & accounting 
  • Engineering
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Science

The University of Queensland

The University of Queensland has a global reputation for creating positive change by delivering knowledge leadership for a better world. The University of Queensland is committed to provide students with the opportunities and experiences, equip them with knowledge and skills that will prepare the students to exceed expectations throughout their careers. Students will have access to the latest and most advance disciplinary knowledge, as well as international learning opportunities, partnerships that provide support and industry insight.

QS Graduate Employability Rankings

No.4 in Australia

No. 57 in the world

Area of interest

  • Agriculture and environment
  • Architecture, planning and design
  • Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Business and Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering and Computing
  • Health and Behavioural Sciences
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Science and Mathematics

The Australian National University

The Australian National University (ANU) provides students with the opportunities to develop leadership skills and experience alongside their academic studies. The Australian National Internship Program (ANIP), is the only university program that offers Commonwealth Parliamentary Internships to students from across Australia, students get to experience and are engaged with a range of activities that shape national policy-making through a research project. ANU attracts students around the world, creating a diverse community where everyone feels like home.

QS Graduate Employability Rankings

No. 5 in Australia

No. 66 in the world

Area of interest

  • Engineering & computer science
  • Business & commerce
  • Arts, Society & Culture
  • Law & Legal Studies
  • Natural, Physical & Environmental Science
  • Health & Medical Studies

Monash University

Monash education provides students with a better understanding of what is happening within the classroom and beyond that to prepare students for the world of work. The learning spaces get students engaging with their peers, solving different kinds of problems in workplaces or working within the latest research infrastructure. The degree and co-curricular programs offer a wide variety of other opportunities such as industry projects, international travel, hackathons and research opportunities. All these experiences will help to equip students with knowledge and skill in the real world and ready to apply the learning to the actual workplace.

QS Graduate Employability Rankings

No. 6 in Australia

No. 66 in the world

Area of interest

  • Art, design & architecture
  • Arts, humanities & social sciences
  • Business
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Information technology
  • Law
  • Medicine, nursing & health sciences
  • Pharmacy & pharmaceutical sciences
  • Science

University of Technology Sydney

The campus life in the University of Technology Sydney is very culturally diverse and its vibrant international exchange study and research programs help to prepare graduates for the workplaces of today and the future. University of Technology Sydney’s purpose is to advance knowledge and learning through research-inspired teaching, research with impact and partnerships with industry, the professions and community. They are committed to working with industry and government to deliver practical and professional courses. UTS CareerHub helps students discover the latest jobs, internships and graduate roles, both locally and overseas.

QS Graduate Employability Rankings

No. 7 in Australia

No. 69 in the world

Area of interest

  • Analytics and data science
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Design, architecture and building
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health
  • Information technology
  • International studies
  • Law
  • Forensic Science 
  • Nursing 
  • Science and Mathematics
  • Transdisciplinary Innovation

RMIT University

RMIT provides students with an education that prepares them for success, exposes to new ideas and equips them with skills and knowledge to excel in their career. The internships, placements and work experience opportunities let students put theory into practice alongside some of the world’s leading organisations. RMIT has partnerships with world-leading organisations such as BMW, the United Nations, Deloitte, Adidas and L’Oréal to make sure the education they provide is relevant and connected to the needs of the industry. Students will have the chance to work with RMIT’s partners by getting involved in large, complex and multidisciplinary research projects.

QS Graduate Employability Rankings

No. 8 in Australia

No. 77 in the world

Area of interest

  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Biomedical sciences
  • Building
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Design
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Fashion
  • Game design
  • Health science
  • Information technology
  • Law
  • Media
  • Property
  • Science
  • Social science

Macquarie University

Macquarie’s multi-award-winning program, PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) provides opportunities for students to apply learning in practice. Students contribute to the partner organisations and the community with their classroom learning while gaining important industry experience and skills in the real world. Macquarie has a wide network of over 3,000 partner organisations from all over the world, across corporate, public, community-based and nonprofit sectors. This program by Macquarie University helps to connect highly motivated, capable and work-ready students with inspiring partners, organisations and academics.

QS Graduate Employability Rankings

No. 9 in Australia

No. 101-110 in the world

Area of interest

  • Business 
  • Engineering
  • Science
  • Arts and social sciences
  • Languages and linguistics
  • Psychology and cognitive science
  • Education
  • Law
  • Medicine and health
  • Information technologies
  • Media, communications and performing arts
  • Security, intelligence and criminology

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

QUT provides real-world learning experiences and research solutions across a wide range of areas and the courses are in high demand. QUT’s engaged and grounded approach to education and research is highly appreciated and trusted by employers and government sectors. The teaching, research and executive staff are leaders in their field, they deliver the best for the students and make a positive impact on the community. QUT seeks to equip students and graduates with the skills they will need in an accelerating disrupted and challenged world, and is committed to high student satisfaction and excellent graduate employment outcomes.

QS Graduate Employability Rankings

No.10 in Australia

No. 101-110 in the world

Area of interest

  • Building and planning
  • Business
  • Creative practice, communication and design
  • Education
  • English and pathway programs
  • Health and community
  • Law and justice
  • Science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM)
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Top 10 Australian Universities 2021 according to QS Ranking System

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One of the top university ranking systems in the world, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) has just published Top Universities in Australia 2021, ranking 36 Australian universities. In this article, we will be focusing on the top 10 universities. 

A brief history on QS rankings systems

QS World University Rankings originated in the United Kingdom, ranking universities around the world since 2004. QS used to collaborate with The Times Higher Education (THE) for five years before partnering with Elsevier. There are six metrics that are used by QS to measure university performance and each metric carries different weighting when calculating overall scores. 

The six metrics are as follows:

Metric

Weight

Academic Reputation

40%

Faculty/Student Ratio

20%

Citations per Faculty

20%

Employer Reputation

10%

International Faculty Ratio

5%

International Student Ratio

5%

So, you already know how QS measures the performance of the universities, now, let’s take a look at these Australian universities that make into the top 10 list.

The Top 10 Australian Universities 2021

#1. Australian National University (ANU)

Australian National University is the number one university in Australia and ranked 31st worldwide by QS. Founded in 1946, ANU has 3 campuses across the country and is regarded as one of the world’s leading research universities. Not only that, graduates of ANU are highly sought upon by many employers.  ANU received the 4th spot in the subject of Anthropology according to QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020. If you are interested in this university, the recommended programs are below: 

Top Program

Intake

Duration

Annual Indicative Fee 2020

Bachelor of Arts (Anthropology)

February & July 

3 years

AUD$ 43,344

Bachelor of Environmental Studies

February & July

3 years

AUD$ 45,864

Bachelor of Biotechnology

February

3 years

AUD$ 46,080

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#2. University of Sydney

Founded in 1850 by William Charles Wentworth, this university is Australia’s very first university. He wanted every child to have the opportunity to access education and thus, this became the core values of University of Sydney. It is one of the earliest universities to admit students solely based on merit and in 1881, they opened their doors to female students. QS Graduate Employability Rankings ranked this university the 1st in Australia and 4th in the world, therefore if you graduate with their certification, chances are you will be employed right away. Below are their high ranking programs:

Top Program

Intake

Duration

Annual Indicative Fee 2020

Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science)

February & July

3 years

AUD$53,000

Bachelor of Nursing

February & July

3 years

AUD$39,000

Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Medicine

February & July

7 years

AUD$48,500

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#3. University of Melbourne

University of Melbourne (UniMelb) is the oldest university in Victoria, Australia. This university has a 165 years-long tradition of higher education in the arts, sciences, and numerous professional disciplines. Four Australian prime ministers called this university as their alma mater. In 2008, Unimelb introduced the Melbourne Model to Australia with the objective to support and inspire graduates to make an impact on a global scale. The Melbourne Model allows the students to pursue their passions and explore studies outside their major through breadth subjects. If you are interested in Unimelb, check out their top programs:

Top Program

Intake

Duration

Annual Indicative Fee 2020

Bachelor of Biomedicine

March & August

3 years

AUD$42,856 – 45,496

Bachelor of Science (Environmental Engineering Systems)

March & August

3 years

AUD$41,912 – 45,944

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

March & August

3 years

AUD$33,834-38,564

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#4. University of New South Wales (UNSW)

UNSW was incorporated by Act of the Parliament of New South Wales in Sydney in 1949. Ever since, it has always produced high-quality graduates and their graduates are ranked 3rd by QS in terms of employability in Australia. Not only that, UNSW is very strong in research as it has more than 8000 research communities. Attended by 4 out of 10 Australian young rich listers in 2019, these young listers are self-made and did not inherit their wealth, proving that UNSW really helps them in building their business. Take a look at UNSW top programs:

Top Program

Intake

Duration

Annual Indicative Fee 2020

Bachelor of Commerce

February, June & September

3 years

AUD$44,880

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Commerce

February & September

5.5 years

AUD$41,280

Bachelor of Actuarial Studies/ Bachelor of Information Systems

February & September

4 years

AUD$45,600

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#5. University of Queensland (UQ)

Located primarily in Brisbane, the capital city of Queensland, this prestigious university was founded in 1909.  Former president of the United States, Barack Obama stated that UQ was one of the world’s great institutions of science and teaching during his visit to the campus. This is undoubtedly true because 10 years ago, they made a huge impact in the community as they discovered the vaccine for cervical cancer and now they are trying their hardest to search for the Covid-19 vaccine. Take a look at the recommended programs below:

Top Program

Intake

Duration

Annual Indicative Fee 2020

Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours)

February & August

4 years

AUD$ 43,504

Bachelor of International Hotel and Tourism Management

February & August

3 years

AUD$ 42,272

Bachelor of Health, Sport and Physical Education (Honours) 

February

4 years

AUD$ 38,112

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#6. Monash University

Named after World War I general Sir John Monash, Monash University was founded in 1958, making it the second oldest university in the State of Victoria. There are 4 local campuses throughout Victoria, an international campus in Malaysia and centers in India, Italy, and in the People’s Republic of China. With their motto, “Ancora Imparo” which means “I am still learning”, the Monash people are constantly in pursuit of knowledge and research. Besides, they took part in a World Mosquito Program and the anti-flu drug Relenza to make a positive influence in the world while building a community relationship. If you are interested in this university, check out their top programs.

Top Program

Intake

Duration

Annual Indicative Fee 2020

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)

February

4 years

AUD$ 44,500

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

February, July & November

4 years

AUD$ 46,000

Bachelor of Business

February, July & November

3 years

AUD$ 45,000

For enquire on the entry requirements or other courses and how to apply, please contact us 😃

#7. University of Western Australia (UWA)

This is the oldest and the only university in Western Australia until Murdoch University was built in 1973.  Bob Hawke, a former Australian Prime Minister graduated from this reputable university. UWA has 3 campuses in Western Australia, a state that is culturally diverse with more than 170 languages and so, international students like you will always feel welcome.

Besides, UWA has more than 180 partners globally where you can participate through exchange programs and this can help to expand your knowledge and gain a fresh perspective before going into the working world. Their top programs are below:

Top Program

Intake

Duration

Annual Indicative Fee 2020

Bachelor of Science (Major in Engineering Science)

February & July

3 years

AUD$37,800

Bachelor of Science (Major in Physiology)

February & July

3 years

AUD$ 38,600

Bachelor of Biomedical Science

February & July

3 years

AUD$ 38,600

For enquire on the entry requirements or other courses and how to apply, please contact us 😃

#8. The University of Adelaide

Recognized as one of Australia’s most respected research-intensive universities, The University of Adelaide has graduated the extraordinary Dame Roma Mitchell who became the first female: Queen’s Counsel, Supreme Court Judge, and Governor of South Australia. Not only that, this university gives birth to Australia’s first female surgeon, Laura Margaret Fowler. Ranked number 1 in South Australia for the employability rate by QS, this university is also home to more than 20,000 students with 7,800 being international students. This University of Adelaide is located in one of the Regional Areas in Australia and thus, students have the opportunity to get a 2-year working visa after graduation.

Top Program

Intake

Duration

Annual Indicative Fee 2020

Bachelor of Architectural Design

March & July

3 years

AUD$ 35,000

Bachelor of Science (Marine Biology)

March & July

3 years

AUD$ 38,500

Bachelor of Dental Surgery

March & July

5 years

AUD$ 35,000

For enquire on the entry requirements or other courses and how to apply, please contact us 😃

Founded in 1988, UTS is a contemporary and innovative university. QS Top 50 Under 50 2021 ranked them 1st in Australia for 4 consecutive years, proving themselves as an advanced young university. UTS emphasizes sustainability on its campus buildings and received a certified Green Star rating from the Green Building Council of Australia. With more than 20 campus buildings, entering into this university is highly competitive. UTS graduates are highly sought after by many employers as the employability rate is the 7th highest in Australia according to QS. On top of that, UTS students can join multiple extracurricular programs that will enhance your knowledge, widen your horizon and stretch your abilities.

Top Program

Intake

Duration

Annual Indicative Fee 2020

Bachelor of Nursing

March

3 years

AUD$ 36,260

Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication Design

March

3 years

AUD$ 36,260

Bachelor of Engineering

March & July

3 years

AUD$ 42,360

For enquire on the entry requirements or other courses and how to apply, please contact us 😃

#10. University of Wollongong (UOW)

Gracing the QS Top 50 Under 50 2021 as the second Australian university, UOW is a modern university that was built in 1975. UOW was formed through the donations of local people and since then, the university has acted in partnership with its communities to address challenges that society faces in terms of economic, social, medical, and environmental. UOW has 9 campuses in Australia and 3 international campuses in Dubai, Hong Kong, and Malaysia. Students also have the chance to study abroad with UOW partners universities in 45 countries. The recommended programs are below:

Top Program

Intake

Duration

Indicative Fee 2020

Bachelor of Engineering (Architectural Engineering)

February & July

3 years

AUD$ 150,144

Bachelor of Communication and Media (Marketing Communication and Advertising)

February & July

3 years

AUD$ 84,528

Bachelor of Public Health

February 

3 years

AUD$ 93,744

For enquire on the entry requirements or other courses and how to apply, please contact us 😃

Applying to these universities can be tedious, a lot of documents are required. But you do not have to be intimidated because Excel Education is here for you. We can guide you step-by-step to ensure you enter into a top-ranked university that you always want. Contact us now!

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Top 7 High-Paying Industries in Australia for Those Who Hate Working in Office 2020

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You are excited to enter a university because you cannot wait to learn and have the best time of your life. However, at the same time, you do not want to graduate and end up with an office job. You hate the idea of working from 9 am to 5 pm, sitting in a cubicle and staring at the computer for 8 hours a day for 40 hours a week. You also dislike paperwork and spreadsheets. You want to work in a different environment and with a high income but uncertain which career is suitable for you. 

Fret not, we have prepared a list of careers for you and the recommended universities in Australia for that particular profession.

1. Medicine

One of the top-paying jobs in the field of medicine is a doctor and according to Salary Explorer, doctor is the number one high paying job in Australia 2020. Being a doctor is a noble profession that saves lives. They dedicate their lives to save lives. They make sure the patients receive proper diagnosis and treatments to help them on their road of recovery. They are always on standby and going from ward to ward to check on patients. So, do not be worried, you will not be sitting in the office and staring at the computer screen the whole day. 

Based on Job Outlook:

  • The weekly pay: AUD$ 4,976
  • Future growth: Moderate

The recommended universities to study Medicine in Australia are: 

Universities

QS World University  Rankings 2020

Program

Intake

Duration

Indicative Fees 2020

University of Melbourne

Global: 38th

Australia: 2nd

Bachelor of Medical Science

+

Doctor of Medicine

Bachelor: February & July


Doctor of Medicine: January

Bachelor: 3 years

+

Doctor: 4 years

AUD$ 445,543

Griffith University

Global: 320th

Australia: 19th

Bachelor of Medical Science

+

Doctor of Medicine

Bachelor: February


Doctor of Medicine: February

Bachelor: 3 years

+

Doctor: 4 years

AUD$ 342,000

James Cook University

Global: 377th

Australia: 20th

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

February

6 years

AUD$ 347,280

For inquiries on the entry requirements or how to apply, please contact us 😃

2. Education

As a teacher, the fate of future generations is in your hands because you will not only be teaching but making an impact in the life of the children that you will teach. Not only that, you will play a very important role as they will be listening and learning from you. You must always be compassionate and joyful in teaching the students. Most of the time, you are required in the classroom. If you hate office jobs but love to teach, then this profession is suitable for you.

Based on Job Outlook:

Early Childhood Teachers:

  • The weekly pay: AUD$ 1,488
  • Future growth: Very strong

Primary Teachers

  • The weekly pay: AUD$ 1,801
  • Future growth: Strong

Middle School Teachers

  • The weekly pay: AUD$ 1,954
  • Future growth: Stable

Top Universities to study Education in Australia are

Universities

QS World University  Rankings by Subject 2020: Education 

Program

Intake

Duration

Annual Indicative Fees 2020

Monash University

Global: 12th

Australia: 1st

Bachelor of Education (Honours)

February

4 years

AUD$ 34,000

University of Technology (UTS)

Global: Top 100

Australia: 11th

Bachelor of Art Bachelor of Education

February

4 years

AUD$ 31,800 

Edith Cowan University (ECU)

Global: Top 200

Australia: 20th

Bachelor of Education

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4 years

AUD$ 30,750

For inquiries on the entry requirements or how to apply, please contact us 😃

3. Environmental Engineering

Environmental Engineer is a profession where you will be using the principles of engineering, biology, and chemistry to develop solutions to environmental problems. You will work on how to improve recycling, waste disposal, pollution and other environmental issues. You will be working in the office for a meeting with engineers or urban planners, in the auditorium to present ideas and even at outdoor worksites to collaborate with environmental scientists. 

Based on Job Outlook,

  • The weekly pay: AUD$ 2,155
  • Future growth: Very strong

Top recommended universities to study Environmental Engineering in Australia are as below.

Universities

QS World University  Rankings 2020

Program

Intake

Duration

Annual Indicative Fees 2020

Deakin University

Global: 271th

Australia: 16th

Bachelor of Environmental Engineer

March & July

4 years

AUD$ 35,200

Griffith University

Global: 320th

Australia: 19th

Bachelor of Engineering (Major in Environmental)

February & June

4 years

AUD$ 35,500

Edith Cowan University

Global: Top 700 

Australia: 31st

Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and ENvironmental) Honours

February & July

4 years

AUD$ 30,200

For inquiries on the entry requirements or how to apply, please contact us 😃