Quiz: Which type of postgraduate path is for you? 

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STEM grads that have done postgraduate study are even more likely to land a gig, with 80-90% employed within four months of finishing uni. Image: Shutterstock

Are you looking for postgraduate study options in STEM? Australian universities offer an overwhelming range of pathways

A postgraduate degree in anything STEM-related will set you up for ultimate career adaptability – and nope it’s never too late! According to the National Skills Commission, by May 2024, employment in STEM occupations in Australia will grow by 11.7% (or 301,500 people), compared to 7.5% for non-STEM jobs.

But with so many different postgraduate study paths, choosing between diplomas, certificates, masters degrees and PhDs can be overwhelming.

Whether you’re a fresh grad tackling your first gig or well into your career pathway, here we’ll match you up with a format that fits. 


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Cassie Steel

Author: Cassie Steel

As Refraction’s digital editor, Cassie Steel spends her days researching robots and stalking famous scientists on Twitter.


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