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Select Wisely Before You Head To Australia

Sep 3, 2010 2:48:44 PM - thesundayleader.lk

If your desire is to do tertiary studies in Australia and thereafter join the work force in Australia, selection of your career and an appropriate course that leads to a successful career must be considered carefully.
If you are keen to reside and work in Australia on completion of studies the career you choose must be one that is required in Australia under the General Skilled Migration scheme. On the other hand selecting a career that is not to your liking or for which you simply do not have the academic capabilities, merely for the purpose of living and working in Australia will be detrimental. Thus striking a good balance between one’s abilities and selection of a course of study through effective counseling and guidance is desirable.
What are the careers in high demand in Australia where a student could seek to join the work force on completion of studies?
Engineering disciplines are in great demand. Australia needs Chemical/ Material/ Civil/ Geotechnical/ Structural/ Transport/ Electrical/ Electronics/ Industrial/ Mechanical/ Production/ Mining/ Petroleum/ Aeronautical, Agriculture/ Biomedical/ Environmental/ Telecommunication and Telecom Network Engineers.
Accountancy is also a field in demand. General/ Management and Taxation Accountants, those specializing in External Audit and Actuarial profession (area of study that covers quantitative risk management and modeling and is the foundation for entry into many areas of the financial services industry) are in high demand.
Nursing is a rewarding career with high demand and good salaries. Students could be registered nurses and then progress on to specializations in Aged Care, Child & Family Health, Community Health, Critical Care & Emergency, Development Disability, Disability & rehabilitation, medical practice, mental health, pre-operative and surgical.
Teachers (Early Childhood and Secondary), Quantity Surveyors, Architects, Surveyor, Medical Laboratory Scientists, Medical Diagnostic Radiographers, Radio Therapists, ICT skills such as Business & System Analysts, Analyst Programmers, Developer Programmers, Software Engineers, Social Workers, are other professions of demand.
Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science, Psychology, Physiotherapy etc. have high demand amongst Health Science disciplines.
Each of these disciplines needs specific prerequisites to undertake studies, the course may need accreditation by professional bodies, some may require post graduate studies, some may need registration and so on. Therefore a wise student will consult an experienced counselor when selecting his options.
Edlocate has experienced and mature counselors and welcomes parents to participate in complementary counseling sessions with students because it is important to get the basics right.