In some subject areas Australia and New Zealand are particularly strong, thanks to a unique combination of factors including geography, lifestyle and industry, which makes it difficult for other education providers around the world to compete with the quality of courses on offer. This includes areas such as wine, natural therapies, hospitality and recreation.
You want... to work in natural therapies
Possible careers: Massage therapist, nutritionist, reflexologist, spa therapist
Natural therapies are a big part of the culture Down Under. The industry is tightly regulated and standards are extremely high. If you are interested in natural therapies in any way, studying in Australia or New Zealand is a must.
Find out about courses in Natural Therapies.
You want... to work in adventure tourism
Possible careers: Outdoor leader, mountain guide, snowsports instructor
Adventure tourism plays a significant part in the New Zealand economy and the country is regarded as a pioneer in this industry. It is also one of a handful of places where it is even possible to study some adventure tourism subjects, including avalanche studies or snowsports instruction! With miles and miles of the great outdoors to explore, this is definitely the place to go if you want to gain a qualification that would help you work in adventure tourism.
Find out about courses in Sport & Recreation.
You want… to work with wine
Possible careers: Wine maker; vineyard supervisor
Do you want to learn more about wine; or to work in the wine industry?
Australia and New Zealand are two of the world’s top wine-producing countries. Australia alone creates over a billion litres of the stuff each year! So where better to go to learn more about how it gets from vine to bottle to shop? These courses will teach you how to operate a vineyard – studying soil conditions, pruning the vines and picking the grapes. As part of the courses you will spend time working on vineyards, giving you vital practical training and great exposure to all areas of the wine industry. During the holidays you could get a job picking and processing grapes, as workers in the grape-growing industry are always in high demand. So all you need to do is decide whether you want spend your holidays working in Margaret River, Hawke’s Bay, Marlborough or the Hunter Valley…
Find out about courses in Horticulture & Land Management.
You want… to work in hospitality
Possible careers: Chef, baker, hotel manager, café manager, restauranteur
The hospitality industry is hugely important in Australia and New Zealand, and both countries take training for it extremely seriously! With strong employment opportunities all over the world it’s a great profession to be involved in. Courses in Australia and New Zealand are strongly industry focused and will set you on the right path for your career in the hospitality industry, whether you fancy opening up a coffee shop or aspire to your own Michelin star.
You want… to work with animals
Possible careers: Farmer, park ranger, horse breeder or trainer, pet shop owner, veterinary nurse, animal welfare worker, fisheries worker
Do you love animals? Australia and New Zealand are great places to train in a wide range of specialist animal related fields and professions. A wide range of hands-on, practical courses are available throughout each country, so whether you’re eventually hoping to farm fish or cattle, train horses or work in a pet shop, there are plenty of options available.
Find out about courses in Animal Studies.
Talk to Study Options about the range of specialist courses on offer in Australia and New Zealand.