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Choosing a course

Choosing the best Australian course for you can be a difficult decision. It's important to do your research and consider all the options before you make your final decision. Below is some advice to help you with your decision:

Consider your career path

Before starting your course search, it is important to have some idea of the career path you want. It does not matter if you are considering a few career paths, it is still important to have an end goal in sight as you research your study options.

Search for all your options

Once you have worked out the study area(s) you want to focus on you can start to research the Australian courses that are available in your desired field(s). At this point you should be looking at the whole range of study fields that are available to you.

Think about which course is best for you

Whilst some courses may have the same title, it is worth exploring individual course details. You can find contact details on this website (see the links below to search for a course or institution). This is for you to discover which courses specialise in areas most suited to your career goals and interests. You will also need to explore the necessary entrance requirements for each course to ensure that you will be accepted into the course.

Consider location

Along with choosing the course that is best suited to your career goals, it is a good idea to look at university/college/school locations and the lifestyle and culture of different locations. It will be a lot easier to stay motivated and achieve in your studies if you are happy in your non-study life. In Australia you have the option of studying in large, vibrant capital cities, or smaller, regional centres with a quieter and more relaxed atmosphere.

You can browse the education provider websites and contact the international student offices to discover what support services and activities each university/college offers. Australia is a large continent with a wide variety of cities — look at where the university is located to see which location appeals to you the most.

Another point to consider is personal support you may be able to access in Australia (such as friends and relatives already here) and whether you wish to be close to them.

Make your decision

The final step in your decision-making process is to combine all your research, and consider all the facts. Try to maintain focus on what you most want to achieve from both your study program and Australian experience. This should lead you to a final list of your preferred courses and institutions, and you will be ready to apply!

Choosing the best Australian course for you can be a difficult decision. It's important to do your research and consider all the options before you make your final decision.

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