The value of a science and technology course

Technology and science are integral to all modern innovation and relevant across all industries. By studying science & technology, students can set themselves apart as a highly skilled candidate in the job market. With STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) skills being some of the most important in the modern workforce, taking a technology or science course at any level will immediately boost your resume and your understanding of the world around you. 

Entering the world of science & technology sets you up for a stable and rewarding career with great job and promotion prospects. If starting out in science and technology, you may wish to pursue a Bachelor of Science. If looking to get to an advanced level, double degrees are an ideal choice. For those already in the science and technology industry, postgraduate study or short courses will allow you to upskill in your desired area.  

Science and technology course inclusions

There are a number of study areas within science and technology, each of which has its own relevant course information that you can read in detail. Food science technology is one area that is seeing particular growth, with these subjects covering essential concepts such as food safety, food processing methods and product development.  

Science and technology courses focus heavily on real-world applications, with apprenticeships and traineeships being common. 

Science and technology courses

Science and technology is a broad area, with many study options being available depending on your requirements. Part-time and full-time courses are both available across TAFE branches and universities. Spanning everything from the food industry to computer science, here are some courses you may wish to consider:    

  • Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology – Interactive Gaming and Programming Specialisation
  • Diploma of Systems Analysis and Design
  • Data Analytics Course
  • Certificate IV in Information Technology Support
  • Graduate Certificate in Information Technology and Strategic Management

For those pursuing postgraduate study, recognition of prior learning is granted. In terms of entry requirements, a solid knowledge of the English language and numeracy are standard. For undergraduate courses and above, there may be an ATAR requirement as well. 

Science and technology jobs

The demand for science and technology professionals is set to grow, meaning there are exciting job prospects for individuals with a science or technology qualification. You can choose to work in government, industry, not-for-profit organisations or academia depending on your own preferences. Some roles within the science and technology industry include: 

  • Software Developer 
  • Veterinarian 
  • Environmental Scientist 
  • Data Scientist 
  • Information Systems Manager
  • Food Scientist 
  • Network Engineer
  • IT Coordinator