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Discipline Overview

Accountancy is about providing reliable, timely and accurate information for decision makers, especially for economic decisions. Accountants provide services relating to financial reporting, taxation, auditing, insolvency, accounting information systems, budgeting, cost management, planning and decision-making by organisations and individuals; and provide advice on associated compliance and performance requirements to ensure statutory and strategic governanceWhether working for a multinational company, a government agency or in public practice, accountants play a pivotal role in advising senior management on the financial performance and direction of the organisation.

Key employability skills

Graduates can use their skills across a range of careers. It is vital for you to not only become more aware of the skills you will gain through your course and other experiences, and also to learn to effectively articulate these skills to prospective employers.

The following is a sample list of key skills adapted from the QAA UK subject benchmark statement for this discipline. The full skills list can be found at QAA UK.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the contexts in which accounting can be seen as operating
  • Knowledge of the main current technical language and practices of accounting
  • Skills in recording and summarising transactions and other economic events; preparation of financial statements; analysis of the operations of business; financial analysis and projections
  • Numeracy skills, including the processing and analysis of financial and other numerical data and the appreciation of statistical concepts
  • Analysis and communication of data and information, including presenting quantitative and qualitative information, together with analysis, argument and commentary, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and with others as part of a team
  • Discretion while dealing with confidential information
  • Ability to use relevant technology for professional purposes
  • Demonstrate responsible judgement in decision making 

Related occupations

Whether you are considering a number of career possibilities, are starting to think deeply about your career future or have a clear career idea in mind, it’s useful to explore the range of career possibilities available.

Below is a list of jobs held by UOW graduates sourced from the 2018 and 2019 QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey (up to four months after graduation).

  • Graduate Accountant
  • Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Accounts Receivable Clerk
  • Taxation Accountant
  • Taxation Agent
  • Accounts Clerk
  • Accounts Payable Officer
  • Management Accountant
  • Accounts and Administration Clerk
  • Insolvency Practitioner
  • Audit Analyst
  • Financial Auditor
  • Business Analyst

The following list is of jobs held by UOW graduates sourced through the UOW Alumni Team or the LinkedIn Alumni Tool (up to four years after graduation). Note that some of these graduates have undertaken further study:

  • Accountant
  • Accountants Officer
  • Consultant
  • Settlements Associate
  • Intermediate Accountant
  • Junior Accountant
  • Management Consultant
  • Graduate Accountant

Employers

Explore the type of organisations you would like to work for by looking at some of the employers in your field.

Below is a list of employers of UOW graduates sourced from the 2018 and 2019 QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey (up to four months after graduation).

  • Australian Taxation Office
  • Market St Tax
  • Yaw&Co
  • Ken Carman & Associates
  • Absolute Strata Management
  • Mulpha Australia
  • Aveo Group
  • EY
  • Huawei
  • SCE Australia
  • Deloitte Australia
  • Shoalhaven City Council
  • Service NSW
  • Veritas Advisory
  • Bentleys Corporate Recovery
  • Fortius Funds Management
  • Audit Office of New South Wales
  • Dell Technologies

 

 

The following list of employers of UOW graduates sourced through the UOW Alumni Team or the LinkedIn Alumni Tool (up to four years after graduation).

  • Prime Partners
  • MSA National
  • KPMG
  • Macquarie Group
  • Aston Chace Group
  • O'Donnell Henessy
  • HLB Mann Judd
  • Accenture
  • MGI Sydney
  • Ken Carman & Associates

Key industry job websites

Many industries have job websites dedicated to careers within their industry. These also often have links to other career resources. Also be aware that LinkedIn Jobs is increasingly used by employers to target graduates.

Formal graduate programs

Make sure you consider the fast tracked career pathway programs which are offered by some large corporate organisations and government agencies. Here are some of the organisations that take graduates of this discipline.

  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • PWC
  • KPMG
  • Westpac
  • Commonwealth Bank
  • Findex/Crowe

Details of relevant graduate recruitment programs can be found on websites such as gradconnection.

Career research and networks

When researching possible careers, obtaining relevant information from a range of sources helps inform your career decisions.

Job Outlook – Australian government website with salaries, industry growth and required skills for a wide range of jobs

Your career – Australian government website with a range of careers information

UK Prospects – a UK based career exploration site

Build your career network and stay up to date with the latest developments in your industry by joining a professional association.

Postgraduate study and research

Some career paths require postgraduate study. The 2019 Graduate Outcomes Report identified that 18.9% of undergraduates Australia wide were engaged in postgraduate study four months after graduation.

You can specialise through academci coursework or pursue further research studies. Explore UOW's postgraduate coursework degrees and Higher Degrees by Research or postgraduate courses from other institutions for specific careers of interest.

Many Accountancy graduates will complete additional studies following their initial qualification. Chartered Accountants ANZ and CPA Australia are two of the largest accounting professional bodies in Australia and both require their members to undergo professional development by way of completing a CPA (Certified Practising Accountant) or a CA (Chartered Accountant) program. It is a personal preference as to which program to complete, however can be influenced by the type of a company you join.

Developing industry experience

Graduate employers increasingly value industry experience as an addition to formal qualifications to demonstrate your employability skills. This work related experience can be obtained through university internship subjects, co-curricular activities, student exchange or volunteering.

UOW Work experience subjects – Formal work integrated learning subjects available at UOW across all disciplines.

GradConnection- Industry internships/ vacation programs

The Forage- Virtual industry internships

UOWx – A range of co-curricular activities available for UOW students

Course information

The relevant undergraduate degree options available at UOW for this discipline are listed below. You may also wish to explore available courses more broadly to see if you might be interested in pursuing a double major or a double degree.

Discipline overview

Business Analytics focuses on the systematic collection of data and development of data sets, data analysis through statistical and other techniques, and most importantly, the interpretation and effective communication of insights gained from data to inform strategic organisational decisions. Skilled business analysts are highly valued in industries across the globe. The skills to explore and interpret big data and uncover hidden value from multiple data sources can assist businesses in making intelligent and informed choices that enhance profitability.

Key employability skills

Graduates can use their skills across a range of careers. It is vital for you to not only become more aware of the skills you will gain through your course and other experiences, and also to learn to effectively articulate these skills to prospective employers.

The following is a sample list of key skills for this discipline.

  • Analytic skills to analyse large volumes of data to support decision making across all areas of business
  • Communication skills to deliver insights gained to key stakeholders
  • Digital literacy skills with ability to use varied software programs to extract, analyse and curate complex information
  • Project solving capability using big data to support decision making
  • Teamwork capability to work effectively both independently and with others
  • Stakeholder engagement, negotiation and influencing skills
  • Strong organisational and administrative skills
  • Commercial awareness

Related occupations

Whether you are considering a number of career possibilities, are starting to think deeply about your career future or have a clear career idea in mind, it’s useful to explore the range of career possibilities available.

The following list is of jobs held by UOW graduates sourced through the UOW Alumni Team or the LinkedIn Alumni Tool (up to four years after graduation).  Note that some of these graduates have undertaken further study:

  • Business Graduate
  • Business Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Business Consultant
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Operations Analyst
  • Learning Analytics Advisor
  • Consultant
  • Manager- Business Analytics

Employers

Explore the type of organisations you would like to work for by looking at some of the employers in your field.

The following list of employers of UOW graduates sourced through the UOW Alumni Team or the LinkedIn Alumni Tool (up to four years after graduation).

  • Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
  • Transport for NSW
  • Commonwealth Bank
  • ASX
  • Optus
  • Salesforce
  • Westpac
  • EY
  • SBC
  • FDM Group Australia
  • Proforce
  • TAE Aerospace

Formal graduate programs

Make sure you consider the fast tracked career pathway programs which are offered by some large corporate organisations and government agencies. Here are some of the organisations that take graduates of this discipline.

  • NSW Public Service Commission
  • Macquarie Group
  • Deloitte
  • Woolworths
  • ABS
  • NAB
  • PWC
  • Telstra
  • Accenture
  • ATO
  • EY
  • Westpac
  • KPMG

Details of relevant graduate recruitment programs can be found on websites such as gradconnection.

Career research and networks

When researching possible careers, obtaining relevant information from a range of sources helps inform your career decisions.

Job Outlook – Australian government website with salaries, industry growth and required skills for a wide range of jobs

Your career – Australian government website with a range of careers information

UK Prospects – a UK based career exploration site

Build your career network and stay up to date with the latest developments in your industry by joining a professional association.

  • IAPA- Institute of Analytics Professionals of Australia
  • IIBA- Australia Chapter International Institute of Business Analysis

Postgraduate study and research

Some career paths require postgraduate study. The 2019 Graduate Outcomes Report identified that 18.9% of undergraduates Australia wide were engaged in postgraduate study four months after graduation.

You can specialise through academic coursework or pursue further research studies. Explore UOW's postgraduate coursework degrees and Higher Degrees by Research or postgraduate courses from other institutions for specific careers of interest.

Developing industry experience

Graduate employers increasingly value industry experience as an addition to formal qualifications to demonstrate your employability skills. This work related experience can be obtained through university internship subjects, co-curricular activities, student exchange or volunteering.

UOW Work experience subjects - Formal work integrated learning subjects available at UOW across all disciplines

GradConnection - Industry internships/ vacation programs

The Forage - Virtual industry internships

UOWx – A range of co-curricular activities available for UOW students

Course information

The relevant undergraduate degree options available at UOW for this discipline are listed below. You may also wish to explore available courses more broadly to see if you might be interested in pursuing a double major or a double degree.

Discipline overview

Business Law provides a legal perspective to business practice. Business Law deals with the context, application and the impact of law on the structures and transaction of business, and is crucial to business innovation. Business law encompasses many overlapping fields, ranging from specific regulatory frameworks to corporate governance. Specialised areas within Business Law include international business law, banking and taxation law, employment and anti-discrimination law, and media law.

Key employability skills

Graduates can use their skills across a range of careers. It is vital for you to not only become more aware of the skills you will gain through your course and other experiences, and also to learn to effectively articulate these skills to prospective employers.

The following is a sample list of key skills for this discipline.

  • Demonstrate core and disciplinary knowledge of business, organisations and the legal system
  • Skills in applying reasoning and critical analysis to generate appropriate business, organisational and legal responses
  • Effectively communicate orally and in writing to varied stakeholders
  • Demonstrate responsible judgement in decision making
  • Strong commercial awareness and business acumen
  • Teamwork capability to work effectively both independently and with others
  • Stakeholder engagement, negotiation and influencing skills
  • Apply ethical principles to a range of contexts

Related occupations

Whether you are considering a number of career possibilities, are starting to think deeply about your career future or have a clear career idea in mind, it’s useful to explore the range of career possibilities available.

Below is a list of jobs held by UOW graduates sourced from the 2018 and 2019 QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey (up to four months after graduation).

  • Industrial Relations Graduate
  • Business Analyst
  • HR Graduate
  • Contracts Administrator
  • Legal Assistant

The following list is of jobs held by UOW graduates sourced through the UOW Alumni Team or the LinkedIn Alumni Tool (up to four years after graduation).  Note that some of these graduates have undertaken further study:

  • Business Adviser
  • Contracts Negotiator
  • Client Manager
  • HR Consultant
  • WHS Officer
  • Commercial Transaction Consultant
  • HR Business Partner
  • Industrial Relations Officer
  • Policy Advisor

Employers

Explore the type of organisations you would like to work for by looking at some of the employers in your field.

Below is a list of employers of UOW graduates sourced from the 2018 and 2019 QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey (up to four months after graduation).

  • KPMG
  • NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
  • Kells
  • QBE Insurance
  • Stockland
  • Commonwealth Bank
  • Westpac
  • Suncorp Group Australia
  • Fujitsu Oceania
  • Genesis
  • Macquaire Bank
  • NAB

The following list of employers of UOW graduates sourced through the UOW Alumni Team or the LinkedIn Alumni Tool (up to four years after graduation).

  • Optus
  • NAB
  • Commonwealth Bank
  • HWL Ebsworth Lawyers
  • RMB Lawyers
  • Kells Lawyers
  • Macquarie Group
  • Deloitte Australia
  • PwC
  • Accenture
  • Citi
  • ANTSO
  • Department of Justice and Regulation
  • Australian Taxation Office

Formal graduate programs

Make sure you consider the fast tracked career pathway programs which are offered by some large corporate organisations and government agencies. Here are some of the organisations that take graduates of this discipline.

  • NSW Public Service Commission
  • NAB
  • PwC
  • Telstra
  • Accenture
  • ATO
  • EY
  • Westpac
  • KPMG

Details of relevant graduate recruitment programs can be found on websites such as gradconnection.

Career research and networks

When researching possible careers, obtaining relevant information from a range of sources helps inform your career decisions.

Job Outlook – Australian government website with salaries, industry growth and required skills for a wide range of jobs

Your career – Australian government website with a range of careers information

UK Prospects – a UK based career exploration site

Build your career network and stay up to date with the latest developments in your industry by joining a professional association.

Postgraduate study and research

Some career paths require postgraduate study. The 2019 Graduate Outcomes Report identified that 18.9% of undergraduates Australia wide were engaged in postgraduate study four months after graduation.

You can specialise through academic coursework or pursue further research studies. Explore UOW's postgraduate coursework degrees and Higher Degrees by Research or postgraduate courses from other institutions for specific careers of interest.

For those interested in pursuing a career as a lawyer, the following course may be of interest on completion of an undergraduate degree such as Bachelor of Commerce (Business Law) - Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry).

Developing industry experience

Graduate employers increasingly value industry experience as an addition to formal qualifications to demonstrate your employability skills. This work related experience can be obtained through university internship subjects, co-curricular activities, student exchange or volunteering.

UOW Work experience subjects – Formal work integrated learning subjects available at UOW across all disciplines

GradConnection- Industry internships/ vacation programs

The Forage- Virtual industry internships

UOWx – A range of co-curricular activities available for UOW students

Course information

The relevant undergraduate degree options available at UOW for this discipline are listed below. You may also wish to explore available courses more broadly to see if you might be interested in pursuing a double major or a double degree.

Discipline overview

Economics encompasses the distribution of resources between people and organisations. Economists are interested in the behaviour of consumers and business firms, the labour market, health care, the environment, technology and innovation, economic growth and development, monetary and fiscal policy, international trade and finance, and the global economy. Economics is concerned with such phenomena in the past and present and how they may evolve in the future. There are very few aspects of our lives that cannot be analysed from an economic perspective.

Key employability skills

Graduates can use their skills across a range of careers. It is vital for you to not only become more aware of the skills you will gain through your course and other experiences, and also to learn to effectively articulate these skills to prospective employers.

The following is a sample list of key skills adapted from the QAA UK subject benchmark statement for this discipline. The full skills list can be found at QAA UK.

  • Understanding of and ability to apply economic concepts, principles and tools, distinctive economic theories, interpretations and modelling approaches
  • Understanding of the historical, political, institutional, international, social and environmental contexts in which specific economic analysis is applied
  • Communication skills - presenting findings and explaining complex data and economic arguments to inform decision making
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills - analysing research methods, extracting information and qualitative and quantitative data, drawing conclusions and making recommendations
  • Numeracy - handling complex data and applying mathematical and statistical analysis methods
  • Ability to use relevant technology and specialised software
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and with others as part of a team

Related occupations

Whether you are considering a number of career possibilities, are starting to think deeply about your career future or have a clear career idea in mind, it’s useful to explore the range of career possibilities available.

Below is a list of jobs held by UOW graduates sourced from the 2018 and 2019 QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey (up to four months after graduation).

  • Graduate Economist
  • Policy Analyst
  • Data Entry Operator
  • Graduate Officer
  • Statistician
  • Equities Analyst
  • Policy Consultant

The following list is of jobs held by UOW graduates sourced through the UOW Alumni Team or the LinkedIn Alumni Tool (up to four years after graduation).  Note that some of these graduates have undertaken further study:

  • Economic Development Officer
  • Analyst
  • Economist
  • Research Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Health Economics Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Economics & Policy Associate

Employers

Explore the type of organisations you would like to work for by looking at some of the employers in your field.

Below is a list of employers of UOW graduates sourced from the 2018 and 2019 QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey (up to four months after graduation).

  • Commonwealth Treasury
  • Deloitte
  • Commonwealth Bank
  • KPMG
  • Bailey Roberts Group
  • The Center of Applied Data Science
  • NSW Treasury
  • Australian Taxation Office
  • Moody's Analytics Knowledge Services
  • Macquarie Bank

The following list of employers of UOW graduates sourced through the UOW Alumni Team or the LinkedIn Alumni Tool (up to four years after graduation).

  • Westpac
  • Citi
  • ANZ
  • Australian Government Department of Jobs and Small Business
  • Reserve Bank of Australia
  • Clayton UTZ
  • NSW Treasury
  • Accenture 

Key industry job websites

Many industries have job websites dedicated to careers within their industry. These also often have links to other career resources. Also be aware that LinkedIn Jobs is increasingly used by employers to target graduates.

Formal graduate programs

Make sure you consider the fast tracked career pathway programs which are offered by some large corporate organisations and government agencies. Here are some of the organisations that take graduates of this discipline.

  • Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)
  • Australian Taxation Office (ATO)
  • NSW Public Service Commission
  • Commonwealth Bank
  • Deloitte
  • Westpac
  • EY
  • Macquarie Bank

Details of relevant graduate recruitment programs can be found on websites such as gradconnection.

Career research and networks

When researching possible careers, obtaining relevant information from a range of sources helps inform your career decisions.

Job Outlook – Australian government website with salaries, industry growth and required skills for a wide range of jobs

Your career – Australian government website with a range of careers information

UK Prospects – a UK based career exploration site

Build your career network and stay up to date with the latest developments in your industry by joining a professional association.

Postgraduate study and research

Some career paths require postgraduate study. The 2019 Graduate Outcomes Report identified that 18.9% of undergraduates Australia wide were engaged in postgraduate study four months after graduation.

You can specialise through academic coursework or pursue further research studies. Explore UOW's postgraduate coursework degrees and Higher Degrees by Research or postgraduate courses from other institutions for specific careers of interest.

Developing industry experience

Graduate employers increasingly value industry experience as an addition to formal qualifications to demonstrate your employability skills. This work related experience can be obtained through university internship subjects, co-curricular activities, student exchange or volunteering.

UOW Work experience subjects – Formal work integrated learning subjects available at UOW across all disciplines.

GradConnection - Industry internships/ vacation programs

The Forage - Virtual industry internships

UOWx – A range of co-curricular activities available for UOW students

Course information

The relevant undergraduate degree options available at UOW for this discipline are listed below. You may also wish to explore available courses more broadly to see if you might be interested in pursuing a double major or a double degree.

Discipline overview

Finance is about money and investments. People on their own, people in partnerships, companies and other entities (including state and federal governments) have a common objective of profitable investment. Finance professionals provide services relating to financial reporting, taxation, auditing, insolvency, accounting information systems, budgeting, cost management, planning and decision-making by organisations and individuals; and provide advice on associated compliance and performance requirements to ensure statutory and strategic governance. Finance professionals can work across Corporate Finance: Capital Investments; Capital Financing; Dividends and Return of Capitals; Budgeting; Financial Analysis, Investments, Financial Markets and Institutions.

Key employability skills

Graduates can use their skills across a range of careers. It is vital for you to not only become more aware of the skills you will gain through your course and other experiences, and also to learn to effectively articulate these skills to prospective employers.

The following is a sample list of key skills adapted from the QAA UK subject benchmark statement for this discipline. The full skills list can be found at QAA UK.

  • Understanding of the context and institutional framework in which finance operates, with knowledge and ability to apply main theories used in finance
  • Ability to interpret financial data and carry out statistical and financial analysis
  • Knowledge of the economic, political, regulatory and social environments in which finance and financial services operates, and the ethical considerations embedded in these operations.
  • Problem solving skills, including the ability to apply logical thinking in solving complex problems
  • Strong numeracy skills with ability to work with numerical and graphical information, draw conclusions, and explain findings
  • Communication skills with ability to present both qualitative and quantitative information
  • Client focus and ability to build and maintain relationships
  • Ability to use relevant technology and specialised software
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and with others as part of a team

Related occupations

Whether you are considering a number of career possibilities, are starting to think deeply about your career future or have a clear career idea in mind, it’s useful to explore the range of career possibilities available.

Below is a list of jobs held by UOW graduates sourced from the 2018 and 2019 QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey (up to four months after graduation).

  • Wealth Consultant
  • Graduate Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Credit or Loans Officer
  • Taxation Consultant
  • Analyst
  • Accounts Payable or Receivable Clerk
  • Broker Support
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Equities Analyst
  • Financial Officer

The following list is of jobs held by UOW graduates sourced through the UOW Alumni Team or the LinkedIn Alumni Tool (up to four years after graduation).  Note that some of these graduates have undertaken further study:

  • Senior Analyst
  • Consultant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Assurance Associate
  • Finance Associate
  • Analyst- Business Advisory
  • Investment Banker
  • Finance Officer
  • Private Equity Analyst
  • Risk Analyst
  • Finance Manager

 

 

Employers

Explore the type of organisations you would like to work for by looking at some of the employers in your field.

Below is a list of employers of UOW graduates sourced from the 2018 and 2019 QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey (up to four months after graduation).

  • BT Financial Group
  • Colonial First State
  • StatePlus
  • SmartSalary
  • Aveo Group
  • Eclipx
  • Macquarie Group
  • IDC Australia
  • Moody's Analytics Knowledge Services
  • Department of Defence
  • RBA

The following list of employers of UOW graduates sourced through the UOW Alumni Team or the LinkedIn Alumni Tool (up to four years after graduation).

  • Mercer
  • Commonwealth Bank
  • KPMG
  • EY
  • ShineWing Australia
  • Deloitte
  • BT Financial Group
  • AIA Shared Services
  • AMP Financial Services
  • RSM Australia
  • JP Morgan

Key industry job websites

Many industries have job websites dedicated to careers within their industry. These also often have links to other career resources. Also be aware that LinkedIn Jobs is increasingly used by employers to target graduates.

 

Formal graduate programs

Make sure you consider the fast tracked career pathway programs which are offered by some large corporate organisations and government agencies. Here are some of the organisations that take graduates of this discipline.

  • Commonwealth Bank
  • KPMG
  • EY
  • Deloitte
  • BT Financial Group
  • Westpac
  • NSW Public Service Commission

 

Details of relevant graduate recruitment programs can be found on websites such as gradconnection.

Career research and networks

When researching possible careers, obtaining relevant information from a range of sources helps inform your career decisions.

Job Outlook – Australian government website with salaries, industry growth and required skills for a wide range of jobs

Your career – Australian government website with a range of careers information

UK Prospects – a UK based career exploration site

Build your career network and stay up to date with the latest developments in your industry by joining a professional association.

Postgraduate study and research

Some career paths require postgraduate study. The 2019 Graduate Outcomes Report identified that 18.9% of undergraduates Australia wide were engaged in postgraduate study four months after graduation.

You can specialise through academic coursework or pursue further research studies. Explore UOW's postgraduate coursework degrees and Higher Degrees by Research or postgraduate courses from other institutions for specific careers of interest.

Developing industry experience

Graduate employers increasingly value industry experience as an addition to formal qualifications to demonstrate your employability skills. This work related experience can be obtained through university internship subjects, co-curricular activities, student exchange or volunteering.

UOW Work experience subjects – Formal work integrated learning subjects available at UOW across all disciplines.

GradConnection - Industry internships/ vacation programs

The Forage - Virtual industry internships

UOWx – A range of co-curricular activities available for UOW students

Course information

The relevant undergraduate degree options available at UOW for this discipline are listed below. You may also wish to explore available courses more broadly to see if you might be interested in pursuing a double major or a double degree.

 

Discipline overview

Financial Planning is the design of specific financial outcomes that meet a client's unique needs and objectives, given their financial resources and risk profile. Its broad approach is to fulfil clients' total needs, incorporating investment planning, taxation, social services planning, retirement planning, risk planning and estate planning. At its core, financial planning is about guiding people to achieve their own financial goals and security through personalised strategies.

Key employability skills

Graduates can use their skills across a range of careers. It is vital for you to not only become more aware of the skills you will gain through your course and other experiences, and also to learn to effectively articulate these skills to prospective employers.

The following is a sample list of key skills for this discipline.

  • Analytical, problem solving and numeracy skills, including the ability to analyse complex data
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Decisiveness, ability to make decisions in a timely manner, with a responsible character
  • Digital literacy skills with ability to use varied software programs
  • Client focus and ability to build and maintain relationships
  • Ability to work effectively with others on shared goals
  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Up to date industry and regulatory knowledge
  • Persuasiveness and integrity

Related occupations

Whether you are considering a number of career possibilities, are starting to think deeply about your career future or have a clear career idea in mind, it’s useful to explore the range of career possibilities available.

Below is a list of jobs held by UOW graduates sourced from the 2018 and 2019 QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey (up to four months after graduation).

  • Financial Planner
  • Graduate Adviser (Finance)
  • Advice Consultant
  • Paraplanner
  • Client Service Officer
  • Financial Planning Adviser
  • Client Service Administrator
  • Financial Analyst

The following list is of jobs held by UOW graduates sourced through the UOW Alumni Team or the LinkedIn Alumni Tool (up to four years after graduation).  Note that some of these graduates have undertaken further study:

  • Fund Manager
  • Financial Planner
  • Wealth Advisor
  • Insurance Broker
  • Financial Investment Manager
  • Investment Banker
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Planning Advisor
  • Associate Financial Planner
  • Insurance Money Management Advisor
  • Small Business Owner
  • Director/Principal
  • Finance Business Analyst

Employers

Explore the type of organisations you would like to work for by looking at some of the employers in your field.

Below is a list of employers of UOW graduates sourced from the 2018 and 2019 QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey (up to four months after graduation).

  • AMP
  • Steadfast Life
  • Colonial First State Super
  • Catalyst Advisers
  • Smart Financial
  • FutureWise Financial Planning
  • StatePlus
  • Diamond Blue Financial Services
  • Lucrum Financial Solutions
  • Bendigo Bank
  • Black & White Accounting Solutions

The following list of employers of UOW graduates sourced through the UOW Alumni Team or the LinkedIn Alumni Tool (up to four years after graduation).

  • AMP
  • Commonwealth Bank
  • William Buck
  • Aware Super
  • State Plus
  • Findex
  • Westpac
  • ANZ
  • BT

Key industry job websites

Many industries have job websites dedicated to careers within their industry. These also often have links to other career resources. Also be aware that LinkedIn Jobs is increasingly used by employers to target graduates.

Formal graduate programs

Make sure you consider the fast tracked career pathway programs which are offered by some large corporate organisations and government agencies. Here are some of the organisations that take graduates of this discipline.

  • Macquarie Bank
  • Commonwealth Bank
  • Westpac
  • Striver
  • RSM
  • Citi Bank
  • AMP

Details of relevant graduate recruitment programs can be found on websites such as gradconnection.

Career research and networks

When researching possible careers, obtaining relevant information from a range of sources helps inform your career decisions.

Job Outlook – Australian government website with salaries, industry growth and required skills for a wide range of jobs

Your career – Australian government website with a range of careers information

UK Prospects – a UK based career exploration site

Build your career network and stay up to date with the latest developments in your industry by joining a professional association.

Postgraduate study and research

Some career paths require postgraduate study. The 2019 Graduate Outcomes Report identified that 18.9% of undergraduates Australia wide were engaged in postgraduate study four months after graduation.

You can specialise through academic coursework or pursue further research studies. Explore UOW's postgraduate coursework degrees and Higher Degrees by Research or postgraduate courses from other institutions for specific careers of interest.

Developing industry experience

Graduate employers increasingly value industry experience as an addition to formal qualifications to demonstrate your employability skills. This work related experience can be obtained through university internship subjects, co-curricular activities, student exchange or volunteering.

UOW Work experience subjects – Formal work integrated learning subjects available at UOW across all disciplines

GradConnection- Industry internships/ vacation programs

The Forage- Virtual industry internships

UOWx – A range of co-curricular activities available for UOW students

Course information

The relevant undergraduate degree options available at UOW for this discipline are listed below. You may also wish to explore available courses more broadly to see if you might be interested in pursuing a double major or a double degree.

Discipline overview

People are an organisation's most valuable resource. Human Resource Management (HRM) is concerned with finding the right staff for an organisation and having employed them, nurturing them so that they want to stay and perform to the best of their abilities. Rather than solely focusing on the bottom line, HRM also focuses on motivational factors, employee health and wellbeing, human rights, ethics, and the impact of responsible management on society. Opportunities exist in HR across a wide range of different roles and sectors, whether it be in small or large businesses, public or private sector.

Key employability skills

Graduates can use their skills across a range of careers. It is vital for you to not only become more aware of the skills you will gain through your course and other experiences, and also to learn to effectively articulate these skills to prospective employers.

The following is a sample list of key skills for this discipline.

  • Ability to apply specialised knowledge and skills in the area of human resource management
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills such as empathy, sensitivity, tact and discretion
  • Teamwork capability to work effectively both independently and with others
  • Digital literacy skills with ability to use varied software programs
  • Stakeholder engagement, negotiation and influencing skills
  • Strong organisational and administrative skills
  • Data analysis and budgeting skills
  • Decision making capability
  • Commercial awareness

Related occupations

Whether you are considering a number of career possibilities, are starting to think deeply about your career future or have a clear career idea in mind, it’s useful to explore the range of career possibilities available.

Below is a list of jobs held by UOW graduates sourced from the 2018 and 2019 QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey (up to four months after graduation).

  • HR Graduate
  • Human Resources Coordinator
  • Recruitment Consultant
  • Human Resources Administrator
  • Telemarketer
  • Operations Graduate
  • Human Resource & Payroll Officer
  • Human Resources Advisor
  • Recruitment Administrator
  • Human Resources Clerk

The following list is of jobs held by UOW graduates sourced through the UOW Alumni Team or the LinkedIn Alumni Tool (up to four years after graduation).  Note that some of these graduates have undertaken further study:

  • HR Advisor
  • Human Resources Officer
  • People & Culture Coordinator
  • Recruitment Consultant
  • Candidate Manager
  • HR Coordinator
  • Medical Recruitment Officer
  • HR Manager
  • HR Consultant
  • Industrial Officer
  • Talent Acquisition Advisor
  • Training and Development Coordinator

 

Employers

Explore the type of organisations you would like to work for by looking at some of the employers in your field.

Below is a list of employers of UOW graduates sourced from the 2018 and 2019 QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey (up to four months after graduation).

  • Stockland
  • Commonwealth Bank
  • Westpac
  • Hunter Recruitment Group
  • Shoalhaven City Council
  • Sparke Helmore Lawyers
  • Dimension Data
  • Novotel
  • University of Sydney
  • Ministry of Health NSW
  • Evolution Mining
  • Teys Australia

The following list of employers of UOW graduates sourced through the UOW Alumni Team or the LinkedIn Alumni Tool (up to four years after graduation).

  • Butler HR
  • South32
  • Optus
  • Transport for NSW
  • Mercer Administration
  • Fitzgerald Jenkins Recruitment
  • Adecco
  • NAB
  • Employment Innovations
  • Best Practice Medical Locums
  • Celestica
  • Actuex

Key industry job websites

Many industries have job websites dedicated to careers within their industry. These also often have links to other career resources. Also be aware that LinkedIn Jobs is increasingly used by employers to target graduates.

Formal graduate programs

Make sure you consider the fast tracked career pathway programs which are offered by some large corporate organisations and government agencies. Here are some of the organisations that take graduates of this discipline.

  • NAB
  • PWC
  • Telstra
  • Department of Defence
  • Accenture
  • ATO
  • EY
  • Westpac
  • Nestle
  • KPMG

Details of relevant graduate recruitment programs can be found on websites such as gradconnection.

Career research and networks

When researching possible careers, obtaining relevant information from a range of sources helps inform your career decisions.

Job Outlook – Australian government website with salaries, industry growth and required skills for a wide range of jobs

Your career – Australian government website with a range of careers information

UK Prospects – a UK based career exploration site

Build your career network and stay up to date with the latest developments in your industry by joining a professional association.

Postgraduate study and research

Some career paths require postgraduate study. The 2019 Graduate Outcomes Report identified that 18.9% of undergraduates Australia wide were engaged in postgraduate study four months after graduation.

You can specialise through academic coursework or pursue further research studies. Explore UOW's postgraduate coursework degrees and Higher Degrees by Research or postgraduate courses from other institutions for specific careers of interest.

Developing industry experience

Graduate employers increasingly value industry experience as an addition to formal qualifications to demonstrate your employability skills. This work related experience can be obtained through university internship subjects, co-curricular activities, student exchange or volunteering.

UOW Work experience subjects – Formal work integrated learning subjects available at UOW across all disciplines

GradConnection- Industry internships/ vacation programs

The Forage- Virtual industry internships

UOWx – A range of co-curricular activities available for UOW students

Course information

The relevant undergraduate degree options available at UOW for this discipline are listed below. You may also wish to explore available courses more broadly to see if you might be interested in pursuing a double major or a double degree.

Discipline overview

International Business professionals possess a solid understanding of business in other cultures and regions through knowledge of different international markets, and differing government regulations. Business in today's digitally connected world is increasingly global and many international business graduates work in a variety of sectors including government, international aid, banking, finance, consulting, international trade, marketing, human resources, and technology both at home and internationally.

Key employability skills

Graduates can use their skills across a range of careers. It is vital for you to not only become more aware of the skills you will gain through your course and other experiences, and also to learn to effectively articulate these skills to prospective employers.

The following is a sample list of key skills adapted from the QAA UK subject benchmark statement for this discipline. The full skills list can be found at QAA UK.

  • Demonstrated core knowledge of international business and marketing strategies, principles, concepts and theories
  • Commercial awareness with a strong understanding of contemporary issues in multinational business contexts
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with strong cultural awareness
  • Ability to think strategically with strong decision-making capability
  • Data analysis skills and ability to utilise data to inform decision making
  • Digital literacy skills with ability to leverage a variety of online systems and platforms
  • Ability to work effectively with others to resolve problems and challenges
  • Stakeholder engagement, negotiation and influencing skills

Related occupations

Whether you are considering a number of career possibilities, are starting to think deeply about your career future or have a clear career idea in mind, it’s useful to explore the range of career possibilities available.

Below is a list of jobs held by UOW graduates sourced from the 2018 and 2019 QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey (up to four months after graduation).

  • Financial Analyst
  • International Business Analyst
  • Brand Manager
  • Marketing Graduate
  • Market Analyst
  • Importer or Exporter
  • International Travel Consultant
  • Sales and Marketing Manager
  • Marketing Executive
  • Business Consultant
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Client Servicers Officer

The following list is of jobs held by UOW graduates sourced through the UOW Alumni Team or the LinkedIn Alumni Tool (up to four years after graduation).  Note that some of these graduates have undertaken further study:

  • International Banker
  • Foreign Exchange Trader
  • Trade Specialist
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Import/Export Coordinator
  • International Marketing Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Junior Business Development Officer
  • Economist
  • Compliance Officer
  • Analyst
  • Recruitment Officer
  • Business Development Manager
  • Consultant - International Relations

Employers

Explore the type of organisations you would like to work for by looking at some of the employers in your field.

Below is a list of employers of UOW graduates sourced from the 2018 and 2019 QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey (up to four months after graduation).

  • Ausgrid
  • Janesco Travel Australia
  • Zenitron Corporation
  • Trip Advisor
  • Mainfreight
  • May Bank
  • Macquarie Group
  • Maestro Swiss
  • University of Wollongong
  • Western Sydney University

The following list of employers of UOW graduates sourced through the UOW Alumni Team or the LinkedIn Alumni Tool (up to four years after graduation).

  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • IKEA
  • Commonwealth Bank
  • Optus
  • NAB
  • Austrade
  • Woolworths
  • Accenture
  • BlueScope
  • EY
  • Deloitte
  • University of Sydney
  • Kaplan Education

Key industry job websites

Many industries have job websites dedicated to careers within their industry. These also often have links to other career resources. Also be aware that LinkedIn Jobs is increasingly used by employers to target graduates.

Formal graduate programs

Make sure you consider the fast tracked career pathway programs which are offered by some large corporate organisations and government agencies. Here are some of the organisations that take graduates of this discipline.

  • Macquarie Bank
  • Deloitte
  • Commonwealth Bank
  • KPMG
  • EY
  • BlueScope
  • Westpac
  • Telstra
  • National Australia Bank
  • IBM
  • Qantas
  • Optus
  • Accenture

Details of relevant graduate recruitment programs can be found on websites such as gradconnection.

Career research and networks

When researching possible careers, obtaining relevant information from a range of sources helps inform your career decisions.

Job Outlook – Australian government website with salaries, industry growth and required skills for a wide range of jobs

Your career – Australian government website with a range of careers information

UK Prospects – a UK based career exploration site

Build your career network and stay up to date with the latest developments in your industry by joining a professional association.

Postgraduate study and research

Some career paths require postgraduate study. The 2019 Graduate Outcomes Report identified that 18.9% of undergraduates Australia wide were engaged in postgraduate study four months after graduation.

You can specialise through academic coursework or pursue further research studies. Explore UOW's postgraduate coursework degrees and Higher Degrees by Research or postgraduate courses from other institutions for specific careers of interest.

Developing industry experience

Graduate employers increasingly value industry experience as an addition to formal qualifications to demonstrate your employability skills. This work related experience can be obtained through university internship subjects, co-curricular activities, student exchange or volunteering.

UOW Work experience subjects – Formal work integrated learning subjects available at UOW across all disciplines

GradConnection- Industry internships/vacation programs

The Forage- Virtual industry internships

UOWx – A range of co-curricular activities available for UOW students

Course information

The relevant undergraduate degree options available at UOW for this discipline are listed below. You may also wish to explore available courses more broadly to see if you might be interested in pursuing a double major or a double degree.

Discipline overview

Management is the art and science of planning, coordinating and leading group efforts. It is the mobilising of human and material resources to achieve organisational goals. Effective managers make socially responsible decisions both in the short and long term whilst providing inspiring and motivating leadership that can affect all levels of the organisation.

Key employability skills

Graduates can use their skills across a range of careers. It is vital for you to not only become more aware of the skills you will gain through your course and other experiences, and also to learn to effectively articulate these skills to prospective employers.

The following is a sample list of key skills adapted from the QAA UK subject benchmark statement for this discipline. The full skills list can be found at QAA UK.

  • Demonstrate core knowledge of management principles, concepts and theories
  • Commercial awareness and a strong understanding of the environment and markets in which the business operates
  • Strong people management skills with ability to plan, coordinate, organise, delegate, lead and motivate
  • Strengths in building, leading and sustaining effective and high performing teams
  • Ability to think strategically with strong decision-making capability
  • Data analysis skills and ability to utilise data to inform decision making
  • Ability to work effectively with others to resolve problems and challenges
  • Stakeholder engagement, negotiation and influencing skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Related occupations

Whether you are considering a number of career possibilities, are starting to think deeply about your career future or have a clear career idea in mind, it’s useful to explore the range of career possibilities available.

Below is a list of jobs held by UOW graduates sourced from the 2018 and 2019 QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey (up to four months after graduation).

  • Management Consultant
  • Management Cadet
  • Management Graduate
  • Marketing Consultant
  • Marketing & Events Assistant
  • Administration Manager
  • Retail Manager
  • Graduate Project Officer
  • Property Risk Graduate
  • Production Coordinator
  • Human Resources Administrator
  • Branch Manager
  • Project Coordinator

The following list is of jobs held by UOW graduates sourced through the UOW Alumni Team or the LinkedIn Alumni Tool (up to four years after graduation).  Note that some of these graduates have undertaken further study:

  • Business Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Management Consulting Analyst
  • Consultant
  • Student Experience Officer
  • Graduate Analyst
  • Media and Communications Coordinator
  • Associate Consultant
  • Customer Relations Consultant
  • Compliance Partner
  • Policy Analyst
  • Business Development Executive
  • People and Culture Administrator

Employers

Explore the type of organisations you would like to work for by looking at some of the employers in your field.

Below is a list of employers of UOW graduates sourced from the 2018 and 2019 QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey (up to four months after graduation).

  • United Resource Management
  • GK Union
  • University of Wollongong
  • Optus
  • Accenture
  • Woolworths
  • Coles
  • Department of Family and Community Services
  • The InteRisk Group            
  • The Paper Empire
  • Mulpha Australia Limited
  • Public Pension Agency

The following list of employers of UOW graduates sourced through the UOW Alumni Team or the LinkedIn Alumni Tool (up to four years after graduation).

  • Accenture
  • Bluescope
  • Lend Lease
  • KPMG
  • Macquarie Group
  • Westpac
  • Deloitte
  • Spinifex Recruiting
  • ANZ
  • BT Financial Group
  • Hays Recruitment
  • APM Employment Services
  • Enware Australia Pty Ltd
  • Commonwealth treasury
  • NETSOL Technologies

Formal graduate programs

Make sure you consider the fast-tracked career pathway programs which are offered by some large corporate organisations and government agencies. Here are some of the organisations that take graduates of this discipline.

  • KPMG
  • PwC
  • EY
  • Transport for NSW
  • Aldi
  • Commonwealth Bank
  • Suncorp
  • Stockland
  • Accenture
  • Coles

Details of relevant graduate recruitment programs can be found on websites such as gradconnection.

Career research and networks

When researching possible careers, obtaining relevant information from a range of sources helps inform your career decisions.

Job Outlook – Australian government website with salaries, industry growth and required skills for a wide range of jobs

Your career – Australian government website with a range of careers information

UK Prospects – a UK based career exploration site

Build your career network and stay up to date with the latest developments in your industry by joining a professional association.

Postgraduate study and research

Some career paths require postgraduate study. The 2019 Graduate Outcomes Report identified that 18.9% of undergraduates Australia wide were engaged in postgraduate study four months after graduation.

You can specialise through academic coursework or pursue further research studies. Explore UOW's postgraduate coursework degrees and Higher Degrees by Research or postgraduate courses from other institutions for specific careers of interest.

Developing industry experience

Graduate employers increasingly value industry experience as an addition to formal qualifications to demonstrate your employability skills. This work related experience can be obtained through university internship subjects, co-curricular activities, student exchange or volunteering.

UOW Work experience subjects – Formal work integrated learning subjects available at UOW across all disciplines.

GradConnection- Industry internships/ vacation programs

The Forage- Virtual industry internships

UOWx – A range of co-curricular activities available for UOW students

Course information

The relevant undergraduate degree options available at UOW for this discipline are listed below. You may also wish to explore available courses more broadly to see if you might be interested in pursuing a double major or a double degree.

Discipline overview

Marketing is the activities, institutions and processes for creating, communicating and delivering products and services. This includes facilitating relationships to deliver value for consumers, clients and society. It's about everything from establishing who the customer is to developing a competitive advantage by effectively positioning products/services in the market. Marketing is essential for all organisations, even small business operators and not-for-profit institutions. Marketing graduates take many different directions including advertising, digital and social media marketing, social change marketing and the development and marketing of new products.

Key employability skills

Graduates can use their skills across a range of careers. It is vital for you to not only become more aware of the skills you will gain through your course and other experiences, and also to learn to effectively articulate these skills to prospective employers.

The following is a sample list of key skills adapted from the QAA UK subject benchmark statement for this discipline. The full skills list can be found at QAA UK.

  • Demonstrated core knowledge of marketing principles, concepts and theories
  • Research capability and ability to interpret complex information to provide evidence-based recommendations
  • Commercial awareness- an understanding of the market, consumer wants and needs and the business requirements of the client
  • Innovation and creativity to contribute to campaigns and strategies
  • Digital literacy skills with ability to leverage a variety of online systems and platforms 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Ability to engage effectively with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Teamwork skills to work effectively with others on shared goals

Related occupations

Whether you are considering a number of career possibilities, are starting to think deeply about your career future or have a clear career idea in mind, it’s useful to explore the range of career possibilities available.

Below is a list of jobs held by UOW graduates sourced from the 2018 and 2019 QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey (up to four months after graduation).

  • Marketing Graduate
  • Customer Service Officer
  • Administration Officer
  • Sales, Administration and Marketing Assistant
  • Travel Consultant
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Marketing Consultant
  • Student Liaison Officer
  • Production Coordinator
  • Telemarketer
  • Social Media and Research Coordinator
  • Account Executive
  • Sales and Marketing Graduate
  • Marketing and Social Media Assistant
  • Project Coordinator

The following list is of jobs held by UOW graduates sourced through the UOW Alumni Team or the LinkedIn Alumni Tool (up to four years after graduation).  Note that some of these graduates have undertaken further study:

  • Social Media Manager
  • Digital Marketing Officer
  • Brand Account Manager
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Marketing Consultant
  • Portfolio Strategist
  • Talent & Culture Coordinator
  • Employee Experience Assistant
  • Customer Operations Specialist
  • Client Services Executive
  • Digital Marketing Executive
  • Field Marketing Specialist
  • Sales Coordinator

Employers

Explore the type of organisations you would like to work for by looking at some of the employers in your field.

Below is a list of employers of UOW graduates sourced from the 2018 and 2019 QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey (up to four months after graduation).

  • JDA Hotels
  • University of Wollongong
  • United Resource Management
  • Department of Home Affairs
  • Surf Life Saving NSW
  • TripAdvisor
  • Helloworld
  • Eden Corporate Travel
  • Mars Petcare
  • AAT Kings
  • GK Union
  • Quest Effect
  • Edelman Australia
  • ParkTrent Properties Group
  • The Paper Empire

The following list of employers of UOW graduates sourced through the UOW Alumni Team or the LinkedIn Alumni Tool (up to four years after graduation).

  • Commonwealth Bank
  • Telstra
  • Westpac
  • IRT Group
  • University of Wollongong
  • Domain
  • Coates Hire
  • Red Bull
  • KPMG
  • Firetrail Investments
  • Converse
  • Val Morgan
  • News Corp Australia
  • Shell  
  • AccorHotels

Key industry job websites

Many industries have job websites dedicated to careers within their industry. These also often have links to other career resources. Also be aware that LinkedIn Jobs is increasingly used by employers to target graduates.

Formal graduate programs

Make sure you consider the fast tracked career pathway programs which are offered by some large corporate organisations and government agencies. Here are some of the organisations that take graduates of this discipline.

  • Transport for NSW
  • Westpac
  • Commonwealth Bank
  • Deloitte
  • Mars
  • Coles
  • Optus
  • KPMG
  • Nestle
  • Unilever

Details of relevant graduate recruitment programs can be found on websites such as gradconnection.

Career Research and networks

When researching possible careers, obtaining relevant information from a range of sources helps inform your career decisions.

Job Outlook – Australian government website with salaries, industry growth and required skills for a wide range of jobs

Your career – Australian government website with a range of careers information

UK Prospects – a UK based career exploration site

Build your career network and stay up to date with the latest developments in your industry by joining a professional association.

Postgraduate study and research

Some career paths require postgraduate study. The 2019 Graduate Outcomes Report identified that 18.9% of undergraduates Australia wide were engaged in postgraduate study four months after graduation.

You can specialise through academic coursework or pursue further research studies. Explore UOW's postgraduate coursework degrees and Higher Degrees by Research or postgraduate courses from other institutions for specific careers of interest.

Developing industry experience

Graduate employers increasingly value industry experience as an addition to formal qualifications to demonstrate your employability skills. This work related experience can be obtained through university internship subjects, co-curricular activities, student exchange or volunteering.

UOW Work experience subjects – Formal work integrated learning subjects available at UOW across all disciplines

GradConnection- Industry internships/vacation programs

The Forage- Virtual industry internships

UOWx – A range of co-curricular activities available for UOW students

Course information

The relevant undergraduate degree options available at UOW for this discipline are listed below. You may also wish to explore available courses more broadly to see if you might be interested in pursuing a double major or a double degree.

Discipline overview

Public relations (PR) is about managing information between private and public spaces between organisations and stakeholders, individuals and the public, or a combination of these. The key is effective communication and the strategic way this information is planned and executed. Public Relations can create goodwill and a favourable public image that helps shape and maintain the reputation of an organisation, event or person. PR professionals may work across media relations, community relations, corporate and social responsibility, public affairs, crisis management, social media management, employee engagement and relations, integrated marketing and communications.

Key employability skills

Graduates can use their skills across a range of careers. It is vital for you to not only become more aware of the skills you will gain through your course and other experiences, and also to learn to effectively articulate these skills to prospective employers.

The following is a sample list of key skills adapted from the QAA UK subject benchmark statement for this discipline. The full skills list can be found at QAA UK.

  • Demonstrate core knowledge of public relations concepts and theories
  • Research capability and ability to interpret complex information to provide evidence-based recommendations
  • Commercial awareness- an understanding of the market and the business requirements of the client
  • Innovation and creativity to contribute to campaigns and strategies
  • Digital literacy skills with ability to leverage a variety of online systems and platforms 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Ability to engage effectively with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Teamwork skills to work effectively with others on shared goals
  • Strong time management skills and ability to work to deadlines

Related occupations

Whether you are considering a number of career possibilities, are starting to think deeply about your career future or have a clear career idea in mind, it’s useful to explore the range of career possibilities available.

Below is a list of jobs held by UOW graduates sourced from the 2018 and 2019 QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey (up to four months after graduation).

  • Public Relations Assistant
  • Marketing and Communications Coordinator
  • Graduate Project Officer
  • Public Relations Consultant
  • Public Relations Account Executive
  • Public Relations Coordinator
  • Volunteer and Fundraising Coordinator
  • Social Media Officer
  • Communications Assistant
  • Account Manager
  • Business Development Specialist
  • Events Assistant

The following list is of jobs held by UOW graduates sourced through the UOW Alumni Team or the LinkedIn Alumni Tool (up to four years after graduation).  Note that some of these graduates have undertaken further study:

  • Campaign Manager
  • Marketing and Communications Officer
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Marketing Manager
  • Account Executive
  • Digital Media & Public Relations Manager
  • Public Relations Coordinator
  • Junior Publicist
  • Public Relations Associate
  • Communications Advisor
  • Community Engagement Officer

Employers

Explore the type of organisations you would like to work for by looking at some of the employers in your field.

Below is a list of employers of UOW graduates sourced from the 2018 and 2019 QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey (up to four months after graduation).

  • NSW Government (Public Service Commission)
  • LBPR
  • Allison and Partners Australia
  • Peak Media Relations
  • Spectrum Group
  • OPR Agency
  • Edelman Australia
  • CREATE Foundation
  • Omnicom
  • Department of Home Affairs
  • Equifax
  • Kookai        
  • PeopleCare

The following list of employers of UOW graduates sourced through the UOW Alumni Team or the LinkedIn Alumni Tool (up to four years after graduation).

  • LBPR
  • Go-To Skincare
  • Cancer Council
  • Mars Petcare
  • University of Wollongong
  • Westpac
  • Department of Social Services
  • icare NSW
  • HUSH Communications
  • Buckaroo Leatherworks
  • Sweaty Betty PR
  • Hausmann Communications
  • Hello Fresh
  • NSW Health

Key industry job websites

Many industries have job websites dedicated to careers within their industry. These also often have links to other career resources. Also be aware that LinkedIn Jobs is increasingly used by employers to target graduates.

Formal graduate programs

Make sure you consider the fast tracked career pathway programs which are offered by some large corporate organisations and government agencies. Here are some of the organisations that take graduates of this discipline.

  • NSW Public Service Commission
  • Fujitsu
  • Holcim
  • Accenture
  • ACMA
  • Nestle
  • Westpac
  • ATO

Details of relevant graduate recruitment programs can be found on websites such as gradconnection.

Career research and networks

When researching possible careers, obtaining relevant information from a range of sources helps inform your career decisions.

Job Outlook – Australian government website with salaries, industry growth and required skills for a wide range of jobs

Your career – Australian government website with a range of careers information

UK Prospects – a UK based career exploration site

Build your career network and stay up to date with the latest developments in your industry by joining a professional association.

Postgraduate study and research

Some career paths require postgraduate study. The 2019 Graduate Outcomes Report identified that 18.9% of undergraduates Australia wide were engaged in postgraduate study four months after graduation.

You can specialise through academic coursework or pursue further research studies. Explore UOW's postgraduate coursework degrees and Higher Degrees by Research or postgraduate courses from other institutions for specific careers of interest.

Developing industry experience

Graduate employers increasingly value industry experience as an addition to formal qualifications to demonstrate your employability skills. This work related experience can be obtained through university internship subjects, co-curricular activities, student exchange or volunteering.

UOW Work experience subjects – Formal work integrated learning subjects available at UOW across all disciplines.

GradConnection- Industry internships/ vacation programs

The Forage- Virtual industry internships

UOWx – A range of co-curricular activities available for UOW students

Course information

The relevant undergraduate degree options available at UOW for this discipline are listed below. You may also wish to explore available courses more broadly to see if you might be interested in pursuing a double major or a double degree.

Discipline overview

Sport Marketing and Management examines the sports industry from behind the scenes, looking at business and consumer relationships, the leadership and promotion of sporting careers and the organisation and advancement of sporting businesses. Sports are an integral part of life for many. From community building local sports clubs to the elite athletes idolised by many, sport is a key part of our social fabric. It has also evolved into a big business where major brands are produced, promoted and consumed. The application of marketing and management skills in the sports industry can grow teams, events, and companies into competitive and profitable entities.

Key employability skills

Graduates can use their skills across a range of careers. It is vital for you to not only become more aware of the skills you will gain through your course and other experiences, and also to learn to effectively articulate these skills to prospective employers.

The following is a sample list of key skills adapted from the QAA UK subject benchmark statement for this discipline. The full skills list can be found at QAA UK.

  • Demonstrated core knowledge of management and marketing principles, concepts and theories relevant to the sports industry
  • Strong people management skills with ability to plan, coordinate, organise, delegate, lead and motivate
  • Strengths in building, leading and sustaining effective and high performing teams
  • Research capability and ability to interpret complex information to provide evidence-based recommendations
  • Commercial awareness- an understanding of the market, consumer wants and needs and the business requirements of the client
  • Innovation and creativity to contribute to campaigns and strategies
  • Digital literacy skills with ability to leverage a variety of online systems and platforms 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Ability to engage effectively with both internal and external stakeholders

Related occupations

Whether you are considering a number of career possibilities, are starting to think deeply about your career future or have a clear career idea in mind, it’s useful to explore the range of career possibilities available.

As this is a new major at UOW, the following list of occupations has been compiled from industry data (up to four years after graduation).  Note that some of these graduates have undertaken further study:

  • Event Management Assistant
  • Social Media Advisor
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Sports Administrator
  • Marketing Officer
  • Sponsorship Officer
  • Media Relations Officer
  • Sports Public Relations Officer
  • Sports Community and Liaison Officer
  • Tourism Manager
  • Sports Marketing Manager
  • Sports Club Manager
  • Events Manager
  • Sporting Facility Manager
  • Player Manager
  • Sports Marketing and Brand Manager
  • Media and Communications Manager

Employers

Explore the type of organisations you would like to work for by looking at some of the employers in your field.

As this is a new major at UOW, the following list of employers has been compiled from industry data (up to four years after graduation).

  • Professional Sporting Clubs
  • Community Sporting Organisations
  • Event Management
  • Sports Tourism
  • Sports Marketing
  • Athlete Representation
  • Sporting Governing Departments
  • Sports Merchandisers
  • Local Governments
  • Sports and Recreation Departments
  • Sporting Facilities
  • Sports Media

Key industry job websites

Many industries have job websites dedicated to careers within their industry. These also often have links to other career resources. Also be aware that LinkedIn Jobs is increasingly used by employers to target graduates.

Formal graduate programs

Make sure you consider the fast tracked career pathway programs which are offered by some large corporate organisations and government agencies. Here are some of the organisations that take graduates of this discipline.

  • NSW Public Service Commission
  • Westpac
  • Commonwealth Bank
  • Deloitte
  • Optus
  • KPMG
  • EY

Details of relevant graduate recruitment programs can be found on websites such as gradconnection.

Career research and networks

When researching possible careers, obtaining relevant information from a range of sources helps inform your career decisions.

Job Outlook – Australian government website with salaries, industry growth and required skills for a wide range of jobs

Your career – Australian government website with a range of careers information

UK Prospects – a UK based career exploration site

Build your career network and stay up to date with the latest developments in your industry by joining a professional association.

Postgraduate study and research

Some career paths require postgraduate study. The 2019 Graduate Outcomes Report identified that 18.9% of undergraduates Australia wide were engaged in postgraduate study four months after graduation.

You can specialise through academic coursework or pursue further research studies. Explore UOW's postgraduate coursework degrees and Higher Degrees by Research or postgraduate courses from other institutions for specific careers of interest.

Developing industry experience

Graduate employers increasingly value industry experience as an addition to formal qualifications to demonstrate your employability skills. This work related experience can be obtained through university internship subjects, co-curricular activities, student exchange or volunteering.

UOW Work experience subjects – Formal work integrated learning subjects available at UOW across all disciplines

GradConnection- Industry internships/vacation programs

The Forage- Virtual industry internships

UOWx – A range of co-curricular activities available for UOW students

Course information

The relevant undergraduate degree options available at UOW for this discipline are listed below. You may also wish to explore available courses more broadly to see if you might be interested in pursuing a double major or a double degree.

Discipline overview

Supply Chain Management is concerned with the entire lifecycle of a product or service, from before it is made, to how it is disposed of, and how it moves between each stage. As well as goods and services, supply chain management professionals analyse and manage information from the suppliers, through intermediaries, to the customer. It includes managing technical processes: both within the firm between functions such as procurement, manufacturing and marketing; and between organisations such as manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers and retailers.

Key employability skills

Graduates can use their skills across a range of careers. It is vital for you to not only become more aware of the skills you will gain through your course and other experiences, and also to learn to effectively articulate these skills to prospective employers.

The following is a sample list of key skills adapted from the QAA UK subject benchmark statement for this discipline. The full skills list can be found at QAA UK.

  • Demonstrated core knowledge of supply chain and logistics management concepts and theories
  • Commercial awareness and a strong understanding of the environment and markets in which the business operates
  • Project management skills with strengths in attention to detail, organisation and planning skills
  • Strong people management skills with ability to plan, coordinate, organise, delegate, lead and motivate
  • Digital literacy with skills in data analysis and ability to utilise data to inform decision making
  • Ability to think strategically with strong problem solving and decision-making capability
  • Stakeholder engagement, negotiation and influencing skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Related occupations

Whether you are considering a number of career possibilities, are starting to think deeply about your career future or have a clear career idea in mind, it’s useful to explore the range of career possibilities available.

Below is a list of jobs held by UOW graduates sourced from the 2018 and 2019 QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey (up to four months after graduation).

  • Supply Chain Graduate
  • Operations Graduate
  • Procurement Specialist
  • Logistics Clerk
  • Contract & Procurement Administrator                        
  • Business Analyst
  • Quality Assurance Assessor
  • Data Analyst
  • Order Fulfilment Coordinator
  • Supply Chain Analyst
  • Warehouse Supervisor
  • Digital Account Manager
  • Stores Clerk

The following list is of jobs held by UOW graduates sourced through the UOW Alumni Team or the LinkedIn Alumni Tool (up to four years after graduation).  Note that some of these graduates have undertaken further study:

  • Supply Chain and Logistics Analyst
  • Project Team Lead
  • Operations Manager
  • Risk Analyst
  • Vendor Management Officer
  • Supply Coordinator
  • Supply Chain Officer
  • Operations Graduate
  • Supply Chain and Inventory Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Production Coordinator
  • Graduate Leader - Supply Chain Analyst
  • Supply Chain Associate
  • Planner
  • Business Improvement Specialist

Employers

Explore the type of organisations you would like to work for by looking at some of the employers in your field.

Below is a list of employers of UOW graduates sourced from the 2018 and 2019 QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey (up to four months after graduation).

  • Toll Group
  • Reece Plumbing
  • Wollongong Coal
  • Waples Marketing Group
  • Mainfreight
  • Droppoint Australia
  • Samsung
  • Lloyd's Register
  • BlueScope Steel
  • PT Agincourt Resources
  • Dekorform
  • Nestle
  • Enware Australia
  • Ausgrid

The following list of employers of UOW graduates sourced through the UOW Alumni Team or the LinkedIn Alumni Tool (up to four years after graduation).

  • Thiess
  • Southern Eastern Community Connect
  • Toll Global Forwarding
  • Hornby Transport Services
  • Engistics
  • Droppoint Australia
  • Think Global Logistics
  • Careem Networks
  • Foreshore Shipping Container Services
  • Dafbet
  • DHL
  • Mainfreight
  • Bluescope
  • P. Moller – Maersk
  • Ceva Logistics
  • Lion Nathan
  • DHL Supply Chain

Key industry job websites

Many industries have job websites dedicated to careers within their industry. These also often have links to other career resources. Also be aware that LinkedIn Jobs is increasingly used by employers to target graduates.

Formal graduate programs

Make sure you consider the fast tracked career pathway programs which are offered by some large corporate organisations and government agencies. Here are some of the organisations that take graduates of this discipline.

  • Woolworths
  • Linfox
  • Coles
  • Mainfreight
  • Lion Nathan
  • TOLL
  • Transport for NSW
  • Qantas
  • BP
  • DHL
  • Accenture
  • KPMG
  • EY

Details of relevant graduate recruitment programs can be found on websites such as gradconnection.

Career research and networks

When researching possible careers, obtaining relevant information from a range of sources helps inform your career decisions.

Job Outlook – Australian government website with salaries, industry growth and required skills for a wide range of jobs

Your career – Australian government website with a range of careers information

UK Prospects – a UK based career exploration site

Build your career network and stay up to date with the latest developments in your industry by joining a professional association.

Postgraduate study and research

Some career paths require postgraduate study. The 2019 Graduate Outcomes Report identified that 18.9% of undergraduates Australia wide were engaged in postgraduate study four months after graduation.

You can specialise through academic coursework or pursue further research studies. Explore UOW's postgraduate coursework degrees and Higher Degrees by Research or postgraduate courses from other institutions for specific careers of interest.

Developing industry experience

Graduate employers increasingly value industry experience as an addition to formal qualifications to demonstrate your employability skills. This work related experience can be obtained through university internship subjects, co-curricular activities, student exchange or volunteering.

UOW Work experience subjects – Formal work integrated learning subjects available at UOW across all disciplines

GradConnection- Industry internships/vacation programs

The Forage- Virtual industry internships

UOWx – A range of co-curricular activities available for UOW students

Course information

The relevant undergraduate degree options available at UOW for this discipline are listed below. You may also wish to explore available courses more broadly to see if you might be interested in pursuing a double major or a double degree.

What can I do to be proactive right now?

  • CRL100 and CRLP200 are elective subjects that help you clarify career direction & obtain work experience.
  • Further information on future prospects, salaries and future trends for particular roles of interest can be found in Job Outlook.
  • You can also explore the careers of other UOW graduates on the LinkedIn Alumni tool
  • Access the Hidden Job Market to find employment with small to medium sized enterprises (SME’s).
  • Find out about Graduate Recruitment Programs, fast tracked career pathway programs for graduates.
  • Career Action Plan gives you concrete actions throughout your degree to pursue your career goals
  • Career Central Resources are easy to access and can provide you with knowledge about employment
  • CareerHub Plus is an online library to improve student, graduate and alumni employability
  • CareerSmart/CareerSmart Discovery Tool are comprehensive & interactive career development tools