Compare tertiary courses and providers


Some courses and education providers are better than others when it comes to preparing students for the world of work.

So how do you sort the good from the bad?

Do some research to find the right education provider and course for you. Only commit to training that suits your needs and makes you more competitive for jobs.

The first step is to finish school

Do you know a person’s lifetime earnings jump from $1.5 million with a year 12 certificate to $2.7 million for those with an apprenticeship or university qualification?

Think about what you want to do and how to make it happen

Think about:

  • What you enjoy and what you would like to do?
  • What roles might suit you? Hint: find out more about a job through work experience or by researching employers.
  • If you need further training to do this job and if so which course?
  • How to choose your education provider and course (if required).

Compare the different education providers and courses before you decide where to spend your money

Think about:

  • How you will study? Full-time, part-time, online?
  • Where you will study? What are the entry requirements, do you need to move to access this training and what are the moving costs?

It’s more important to choose something that you enjoy, rather than focus on whether the course has good job prospects. This will mean you’ll do well in your studies and can show an employer you have what they are looking for.

Use our training provider comparison table to find out which higher education provider is best for you.

How will you choose what to study?

You can compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and graduate employment outcomes by visiting the ComparED website.

These resources can help you: