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5 Best Courses
to Find Employment in Australia

If you would like to stay in Australia after your studies, then here are some courses that lead to jobs that are in high demand by Australian employers.

Carpentry

Location

Brisbane, Gold Coast (*regional), Sydney, Melbourne, Perth (*regional), Sunshine Coast (*regional)

Intake Dates

January and July
(*Apr and Oct in Melbourne only)

Cost

$11,400 – $14,000 per year

Study Mode

Full Time/On Campus

Duration

2 years

Additional information

Carpentry is a job that is currently in high demand in Australia. Because it has become easy for domestic students to enter university in Australia, not enough Australians are choosing to study carpentry. Consequently, there is a shortage of qualified carpenters. Many carpenters receive a higher rate of pay than many of the students who went to university.

To become a qualified carpenter in Australia, you must study a Cert III in Carpentry. You can study this course in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. Because it is a vocational course, it is also a lot cheaper to study than a university course. Students who study this course may be eligible for the Graduate Work Visa once their studies are complete.

Diploma of Nursing

Location

Brisbane, Gold Coast (*regional), Sunshine Coast (*regional), Adelaide (*regional), Tasmania (*regional), Sydney, Melbourne

Intake Dates

January, July

Cost

$11,400 – $15,000 per year

Study Mode

Full Time/On Campus

Duration

1.5 – 2 years

Additional information

Nursing is one occupation that Australia always needs. Because of the lack of qualified professionals we currently have here, more work visas are granted to Australia for qualified nurses than almost all other occupations. There are many different nursing professions in demand in Australia, including nurse practitioner, aged care registered nurse and surgical nurse.

The 1.5-year Diploma of Nursing qualifies you to be an enrolled nurse and is available at many TAFE institutes around Australia. This course offers a pathway to becoming a registered nurse.

Bachelor of Nursing

Location

Townsville (*regional), Cairns (*regional), Melbourne, Sunshine Coast (*regional)

Intake Dates

January, July

Cost

$26,000 – $30,000 per year

Study Mode

Full Time/On Campus

Duration

2 – 3 years

Additional information

Nursing is one occupation that Australia always needs. Because of the lack of qualified professionals we currently have here, more work visas are granted to Australia for qualified nurses than almost all other occupations. There are many different nursing professions in demand in Australia, including nurse practitioner, aged care registered nurse and surgical nurse.

The 4-year Bachelor of Nursing is the course that students must take to become a registered nurse in Australia.

Engineering

Location

Brisbane, Melbourne

Intake Dates

January, July

Cost

$16,000 – $17,000 per year

Study Mode

Full Time/On Campus

Duration

2 years

Additional information

Even though the mining boom is over, there is still strong demand for all types of engineering professionals in Australia. Qualified engineers are paid highly in Australia, and there is demand for all types of civil, mechanical and structural engineers, just to name a few.

To become a qualified engineer in Australia, you must complete a Bachelor of Engineering, currently offered at many universities around Australia. This degree is a 4-year course and costs upwards of $20,000 per year for international students.

Alternatively, students can complete a 2 year Associate Degree to become a qualified Civil Engineering Draftsperson for a significantly lower cost.

Telecom & IT Network Engineer

Location

Brisbane, Melbourne, Gold Coast (*regional)

Intake Dates

Jan, March, May, July, September or November

Cost

$8,000 – $11,000 per year

Study Mode

Full Time/On Campus

Duration

2 years

Additional information

Australia has a shortage of I.T. professionals, with both the economy and employers requiring more than currently available. Occupations such as ICT Business Analyst, Software Engineer and Systems Analyst are all on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List. These positions all require a minimum of a bachelor level qualification, available through the I.T. courses offered by many universities around Australia.

There are also numerous vocational courses available to suit the I.T. industry,  such as:

General Trade Courses

All the jobs on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List, are in good demand across Australia. But thanks to the country’s unstoppable construction boom, the need for qualified and skilled tradespeople is particularly high. Best of all, most qualified tradespeople earn great money.

 

Trade Occupations available to international students in Australia include:

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5 Best Courses to Find Employment in Australia was last modified: March 31st, 2020 by Nick Yock