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Top Courses to Study Based on the Job Market in Australia

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Australia has created about 1 million new jobs over the last 5 years. Despite this, there are some industries that are more employable than others, while some are declining more than others. Hence, We will attempt to provide a brief rundown on Australia’s job industry. In order to help future students studying in Australia in choosing the right education pathway.

The Big Five

The top 5 biggest employing industry in Australia has garnered over 1 million jobs in each industry, and it is projected to continue growing:

1. Health Care & Social Assistance (1,663,900)

Best nursing courses in Australia

Boasting the largest and fastest growing industry in Australia, this sector includes jobs like registered nurses, aged and disabled carers, child carers, nursing support and personal care workers and receptionists.

 

Moreover, there is a shortage for nurses in Australia as a lot of nurses have to work overtime to cover shifts.

What to study?

The best route for this industry would be taking Nursing courses in either:

Diploma of Nursing (1.5 year):

  • Qualifies you to be an enrolled nurse within many TAFE’s within Australia.
  • Also allows a pathway towards being a registered nurse if you choose to further your studies.

Bachelor of Nursing (3 – 4 years):

  • A course students must take to become a registered nurse in Australia.

Recommended Universities to Study Bachelor of Nursing

 

QS World University Ranking (2018) by Subject

City

University

Indicative Annual Course Fee (2018/2019)

7th

Sydney

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

AUD $34,540

15th

Sydney

The University of Sydney (USYD)

AUD $35,500

18th

Melbourne

Monash University

AUD $33,000

24th

Melbourne

Deakin University

AUD $32,600

27th

Melbourne

The University of Melbourne

AUD $31,424

2. Retail Trade (1,286,900)

As the manufacturing and wholesale Industry declines, the demand for retail trade skills have been at all time high, ranging from mechanical and fabrication engineers to labourers such as bricklayers and plumbers.  

What to study?

We recommend studying Engineering to break into this industry, as it generally covers all the skills required in this industry, and you can also choose a major to specialise in.

Recommended Universities to Study Engineering

 

QS World University Ranking (2018) by Subject

City

University

Engineering Major

Indicative Annual Course Fee (2018/2019)

2nd

 

Perth

Curtin University

Mineral and Mining Engineering

AUD $34,000

12th

Sydney

UNSW

Civil and Structural Engineering

AUD $39,300

29th

Melbourne

Monash University

Chemical Engineering

AUD $38,900

34th

Melbourne

University of Melbourne

Electrical and Electronic

AUD $41,232

47th

Queensland

University of Queensland

Mechanical Engineering

AUD $38,432

3. Construction (1,167,200)

best construction courses in Australia

Technicians and trades workers account for 52% of the construction industry, which is a potential career pathway for engineering students as well.

What to study?

Other than Engineering, Architecture is a relevant course towards the industry of construction, Architecture degrees typically hold versatility in terms of the technicalities and design in construction.

Recommended Universities to Study Architecture/Built Environment

QS World University Ranking (2019) by Subject

City

University

Indicative Annual Course Fee (2018/2019)

15th

Sydney

The University of Sydney (USYD)

AUD $40,000

17th

Melbourne

The University of Melbourne

AUD $32,784-$44,712

22nd

Melbourne

RMIT University

AUD $39,360

25th

Sydney

The University of New South Wales (UNSW)

AUD $41,280

51-100th

Perth

Curtin University

AUD $32,100

4. Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (1,033,000)

Within this large and diverse industry envelops a wide array of jobs such as people offering legal and accounting services, veterinary services, and computer system design.

Furthermore, the top five occupations in the industry are accountants, software and applications programmers, solicitors, graphic and web designers, and illustrators and advertising and marketing professionals.

What to study?

Studying business with a specific major may be a safe choice to break into the industry. Though any courses related to I.T is a way to pick up computing skills to keep up with the fast-tracked technological advancement in this era, and the market’s shift into the internet.

Nowadays, universities are proactive in updating their courses to teach students computing and software skills, from e-marketing to graphic design in business courses; or social media management in communication courses.  

In this respect, the list we’re giving out below focuses primarily in I.T:

Recommended Universities to Study Information Technology

 

QS World University Ranking (2019) by Subject

City

University

Indicative Annual Course Fee (2018/2019)

5th

Sydney

The University of Sydney (USYD)

AUD $46,500

6th

Melbourne

The University of Melbourne

AUD $39,628

28th

Sydney

The University of New South Wales (UNSW)

AUD $43,440

48th

Queensland

The University of Queensland

AUD $42,768

59th

Melbourne

Monash University

AUD $41,400

5. Education and Training (1,024,300)

Teaching is a stable career direction, in which primary school teacher dominates the industry as the top occupation.  Other than being a teacher, training is considered a career dedicated to training people who have already started their careers with the goal of helping them perform better.

What to study?

Other than studying Education courses (which are compiled into a list below), this path typically leans towards teacher as an occupation.

Business degrees or Human Relations related courses are more suited for a professional training career. Click here to learn more about studying business in Australia.

Without further ado, the top 5 list of Australian Universities to study Education (Primary) are as follows. Please remember the list below is limited to one type of Education degree dedicated to primary school education, take time to think about what career path you want to take within the industry before choosing a major.

Recommended Universities to Study Education

 

QS World University Ranking (2019) by Subject

City

University

Indicative Annual Course Fee (2018/2019)

12th

Sydney

The University of Sydney (USYD)

AUD $46,500

16th

Melbourne

Monash University

AUD $32,400

19th

Queensland

The University of Queensland

AUD $30,672

27th

Melbourne

Deakin University

AUD $28,000

51st – 100th

Perth

Curtin University

AUD $30,400

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