What can I do with my course in Australian Studies?
Careers in Australian Studies
As a graduate of Arts in Australian Studies, your understanding of Australia's history, culture and society in an international context and appreciation of social, class, ethnic, cultural and gender differences will benefit you in roles in the public and private sectors.
Your ability to critically analyse the major debates in Australian society will enable you to work as an analyst for the Australian Government, for advocacy groups (e.g. in indigenous or multicultural affairs) or a social research institute.
Your cultural awareness would also benefit you in tourism, management roles, the arts, education, media and communications, museums and in community development roles.
Skills and attributes
Australian Studies graduates need to demonstrate the following skills and attributes:
- Highly developed interpretive and analytical skills
- Research skills
- An ability to reconstruct/explain social, political and cultural events
- An ability to evaluate media coverage of current political debates such as those over citizenship/identity and Indigenous issues
- Excellent communication skills
Related roles include:
- Museum curator, archivist or cultural officer
- Tourism officer
- Policy adviser
- Media commentator
- Research assistant or information officer
Some related roles may require further study or experience. Descriptions of occupations, industry career profile, salary and other employment information can be obtained from the My future website.
Salary and job outlook
You can learn more about graduate salaries and graduates job outcomes for environmental health graduates at Graduate Careers Australia.
Look at industry trends and employment prospects by visiting Australian Government Job Outlook.
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