Popular Courses in Australia

Very few people are lucky enough to know what they want to study right after school. The ones who say they’ve always wanted to be astronauts and then go onto become astronauts are so rare as to be almost mythical. It’s far more likely that people start off wanting to be an actress like Angelina Jolie, move onto being a surgeon, switch to being a teacher, and change their minds to become stockbrokers before finally ending up in real estates – where they may or may not be happy.

Deciding what you want to be when you grow up is difficult. But perhaps you can get some inspiration from some of the most popular degree programs in Australia. You don’t have to enrol for any of them, but if, as so often happens, one thing leads to another, lightning could strike your brain and your world will open up to you!

Australia offers a diverse range of study options for international students, with more than 1,200 institutions and over 22,000 courses to choose from. You can study at all levels of education from primary and secondary school, to vocational education and training (VET), from English language courses to higher education (including universities). And regardless of what you are studying or how long you are studying for, Australia’s laws promote quality education and protection for international students. This includes the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000 (opens in a new window) and the National Code of Practice (opens in a new window) for Registration Authorities and Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2007 (National Code). These provide nationally consistent standards for providers of education and training for international students.

Top 10 trending popular courses in Australia 2014

  • Bachelor of Education (Primary)
  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)
  • Bachelor of Behavioural Studies (Psychology)
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Business
  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art and Visual Culture)
  • Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Communication
  • Bachelor of Arts (Librarianship and Corporate Information Management)

Source: Open Universities Australia

We have here some information about the popular courses amongst international students who are studying in Australia.

Graphic Design
High School
Information Technology
Project Management