Language and Culture Studies

What can I do with my course in Language and Culture Studies?

Careers in Language and Culture

Your understanding of Arabic, Chinese or Indonesian culture and language will provide you with employment opportunities in international relations, immigration, social sciences, education, business or human services.

When combined with other qualifications, your fluency in a second language may enhance your employment opportunities in organisations engaging in international trade. You could look for opportunities in agriculture, tourism, mining and minerals, livestock, finance and banking, food and beverages, transport and communications.

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Skills and attributes

Graduates of Language and Culture Studies need to demonstrate the following skills and attributes:

  • Ability to confidently code switch between English and Arabic, Mandarin or Indonesian
  • 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
  • Cultural heritage officer
  • Non-government organisation worker

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.

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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.

Professional associations are an invaluable connection to industry information, networking and professional development opportunities. Most offer student membership discounts. Follow the link to search for professional associations related to your course.

Book an appointment with Jobshop for more information.

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