Careers for Indonesian Graduates

Your communication skills in Indonesian and your contextual knowledge of Indonesia's history, culture and society will benefit you in a career in international relations, social sciences, immigration, education or human services.

Bahasa Indonesia is offered by many Australian schools and an ability to teach Indonesian is a sought-after qualification for teachers.

When combined with other qualifications, your fluency in Indonesian may enhance your employment opportunities with Australian businesses that trade with Indonesia. You could look for opportunities in agriculture, tourism, mining and minerals, live cattle exports, finance and banking, food and beverages, transport and communications.

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Skills and attributes

Graduates of Indonesian need to demonstrate the following skills and attributes:

  • Ability to confidently code switch between Indonesian and English
  • Ability to work with a culturally diverse range of social groups across age groups
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Critical thinking skills through analytical and conceptual thought
  • Sensitive to and appreciative of, cultural difference and diversity


Related roles include:

  • Translator
  • Interpreter
  • Teacher
  • Public servant in a state or territory government
  • Diplomat
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Salary and job outlook

You can learn more about graduate salaries and graduates job outcomes for Indonesian graduates at Graduate Careers Australia.

Look at industry trends and employment prospects by visiting Australian Government Job Outlook.

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