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Guide To Great Careers In Science, Technology, Engineering And Mathematics (STEM)


In many STEM fields, there is a shortage of qualified workers in Australia and this is only going to get worse in the years to come. 75% of all new jobs will require STEM skills and 90% of jobs will need digital skills in the next two to five years.

The subjects you choose in your final years of school can affect the degree you are eligible to study at university. Most STEM degrees require Mathematical Methods as a prerequisite, but for many mathematics, computer science, engineering and IT degrees, Specialist Mathematics is recommended. Picking a good mix of science subjects will prepare you well if you are not sure what course you would really like to study. Not doing Specialist Mathematics in Year 12 can mean you will need to take an additional maths unit in your first unit of university so it will take longer to complete your qualification.

We have a set of The STEM Guide books available for you to read in the library and in science. These guides provide information on courses at university and suggest companies which are hiring graduates.