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Choosing the right course to study that matches both your passion and your career plan can be difficult. With all the options available, we’ve searched through the dozens of courses offered by universities, TAFEs and private colleges we represent to put together a list of the most popular courses international students enroll in. Each field of study contains information about the courses, study and career pathways, and employment outlook. If you require further assistance on your study options, contact the nearest AECC Global office and speak to one of our professional and friendly Education Consultants. We might also be able to help find available scholarship options for certain courses.

VET Nursing Course

Nursing is a popular course among international students as the demand and employment opportunity for Registered Nurses is very high. The number of jobs is expected to go from 283,800 in 2017 to 349,100 by 2022. The basic requirements for a Diploma of Nursing are:

  • An IELTS overall 7.0 with no band lower than 7.0
  • Completion of Year 12 or equivalent

Nursing courses provide placement of up to 400 hours. Thus, after completing a Diploma of Nursing, graduates would have honed their service orientation, active listening, coordination, monitoring, and reading comprehension skills. Graduates would be considered an enrolled nurse after registration. As an Enrolled Nurse, graduates would be able to earn approximately ,100/week. Popular states that hire enrolled nurses are Queensland, Victoria, and New South Wales. If you want to be registered as a Registered Nurse, students can take a Bachelor of Nursing Degree. 1 year will be credited from completing a Diploma of Nursing.

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VET in Community Services

There are different careers that international students can pursue after completing a community services course; welfare support worker, community services case worker, health education officer, and more. These occupations are also in demand and are expected to grow around 19% by 2020. There are certain skills needed to be effective in these occupations. Taking a community services course helps students improve their active listening, social perceptiveness, problem solving, and interpersonal communication skills. To get started with their career in community services, international students can take:

 

  • Certificate IV in Community Services
  • Certificate IV in Youth Work
  • Diploma of Community Services
  • Diploma of Youth Work

The basic requirements for all courses are:

  • An IELTS over-all score of 5.5 with no band below 5.0
  • Completion of Year 12 or equivalent

VET Course for Aged Care


The growing population of ageing Australians, we’re seeing an increased demand for Aged Care graduates in recent years. There is an expected growth of the industry by 47% by 2022. The basic requirements to take up a course in Aged Care are:

 

  • An IELTS over-all score of 5.5 with no band below 5.0
  • Completion of Year 12 or equivalent

Pursuing an aged care course will allow students to increase and hone their skills in caring for the elderly which can lead to a career as an aged care activity worker, care service team leader, and a care supervisor. And if the student has a background in Nursing, it would open the door to other job opportunities in the healthcare field that specialize in Aged Care. International students can take a Certificate III or Certificate IV in Aged Care.

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VET Program for Early Childhood Education


Early Childhood Education is a rewarding field that can lead to careers such as an Early Childhood Teacher, Child Carer, Special Care Worker & Child Care Centre Workers. The basic requirements to take up a course in Early Childhood Education are:

 

  • An IELTS over-all score of 5.5 with no band below 5.0
  • Completion of Year 12 or equivalent

Get started in Early Childhood Education by taking a Certificate III or Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care. And if you wish to pursue your studies even further, a diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care can credit towards up to one year in the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care, which in turn, allows you to become a registered teacher* upon completion. *Bachelor course must be recognized by the AITSL

Automotive VET Courses


There are plenty of automotive courses available for international students. The most popular among international students are Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology and Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis. Taking these courses can lead to a career as a light vehicle mechanical technician, automotive technician, or automotive technical adviser. Graduates also gain hands-on experience through placements. Depending on what specific Automotive course you take, it may credit up to one year in a Bachelor of Engineering (Automotive Engineering). Majority of Automotive courses require:

  • An IELTS over-all score of 5.5 with no band below 5.0
  • Completion of Year 11 or equivalent
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VET Courses in Commercial Cookery

Commercial Cookery is another growing industry with job opportunities for Chefs are on the rise from 89,000 to 100,400 by 2020. With many industries and establishments Students who take up Commercial Cookery can find opportunities in areas such as:

  • hotels & motels
  • hospitals & nursing homes
  • restaurants, cafes & bistros
  • schools
  • resorts & cruises
  • catering companies

Get started on your path to a career as a chef by taking up a Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery. The basic requirements to take up Commercial Cookery are:

  • An IELTS over-all score of 5.5 with no band below 5.0
  • Completion of Year 12 or equivalent

VET in Information Technology

There are many different I.T. courses that international students can take. These courses are the following:

  • Certificate IV in Information Technology
  • Certificate IV in Web-based Technologies
  • Diploma of System Analysis and Design
  • Diploma of Website Development

These are courses that have a pathway to becoming ICT System Analysts, Support Technicians. ICT Support technicians in particular are in demand in the states of New South Wales, Victoria, and Queensland. There is also an expected growth of 11.3% by 2019. To prepare for this expected growth, IT courses help students hone and acquire skills that are needed for an ICT Support Technician. These skills are the following:

  • Understanding written documents
  • Giving full attention to what other are saying
  • Using logic and reasoning
  • Identifying complex problems and finding solutions

With tons of institutions providing IT VET courses, international students or graduates would be able to increase their IT knowledge to better prepare them for the workforce. The majority of IT courses require:

  • An IELTS over-all score of 5.5 with no band below 5.0
  • Completion of Year 12 or equivalent
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VET Course in Painting & Decoration

Painting and Decorating offer more opportunities and potentials than meet the eye. The courses offer the opportunity to always be in touch with your creative side, as well as the technical skills that are in demand in residential and commercial projects. There are many opportunities for graduates such as Painting Trades Workers and various roles within both the painting & construction industry, with jobs seeing stable growth in the future. A student can take up a Certificate III in Painting and Decorating which includes up to two years of on-the- job training. Graduates can also pursue a Diploma of Building & Construction which can also credit toward a Bachelor in Building & Construction Management. The basic requirements for admission being:

  • An IELTS over-all score of 5.5 with no band below 5.0
  • Completion of Year 11 or equivalent

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