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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2012
30 >AUSTRALIAN EDUCATION 2012 ‘After their postgraduate study, students find new roles with higher salaries, either in their existing careers or in a new field.’ Under a doctoral degree, students apply a substantial body of knowledge to research, investigate and develop new knowledge, in one or more fields of investigation, scholarship or professional practice. Research is the defining characteristic of all doctoral degree qualifications. The research doctoral degree (PhD) makes a significant and original contribution to knowledge; the professional doctorate degree makes a significant and original contribution to knowledge in the context of professional practice. All postgraduate programs link into each other. So you may do a postgraduate diploma and then later, link it into a masters in the same field and gain credit for the subjects you have already studied. SKILLS FOR LEADERS In addition to learning specific skills for your field of study, a postgraduate program may also give you transferable skills for any career. These skills are in such areas as communication, problem- solving and leadership. They will expand your skill set, enabling you to become a leader in your workplace. INCREASED EMPLOYMENT PROSPECTS Research shows that the higher the qualification you hold, the more likely you are to enjoy long-term employment. Two researchers from Macquarie University in Sydney recently analysed the career outcomes of PhD students in Australia. Ruth Neumann and Kim Khim Tan found that 90% of PhD students were employed within six months of graduating. Following their completion of postgraduate study, many students find new roles with higher salaries, either in their existing careers or in a new field. International students undertaking research degrees in Australia were highly satisfied with their overall experience, according to a recent report by Graduate Careers Australia. The survey found that international students who graduated in 2010 expressed 89% overall satisfaction. Students from a non-English speaking background also had a satisfaction rating of 89%. So, if you’re looking to for a new challenge – either by upskilling in your current career or changing to a new field, Australia will have a postgraduate program to enhance your future career. ● AEDM_Fullpage.indd 1 20/09/11 9:06 AM THOUSANDS OF PROGRAMS Australian universities offer over 7000 postgraduate programs across a wide range of discipline areas. Choose a program to meet your career goals. • Accounting • Agricultural science • Architecture • Art and design • Banking and finance • Biomedical science • Biotechnology • Business and management • Communications and media studies • Computing studies • Counselling and psychology • Dentistry • Diplomacy and trade • Economics and commerce • Education and teaching • Engineering • Environment and sustainability • Governance and public policy • Hotel management • Information technology and information systems • International studies • Interpreting and translation • Language studies • Law • Leadership • Marine studies • Marketing • Medicine and surgery • Multimedia • Music composition/ performance • Nursing and midwifery • Physiotherapy and occupational therapy • Property studies • Public health and international health • Science • Social and behavourial sciences • Sports science • Technology and innovation management • Tourism and events • Urban and regional planning • Veterinary science
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