Table summary

  • Out of graduate certificate/diploma graduates in the field of physical sciences, 70.7 per cent were male and 29.3 per cent were female.
  • The median age of graduate certificate/diploma graduates in the field of physical sciences, was 38 years.
  • Overall, 77.6 per cent of graduate certificate/diploma graduates in the field of physical sciences, were available for full-time employment after graduation, with a further 8.6 per cent in full-time study, 6.9 per cent in part-time or casual employment, and 6.9 per cent unavailable for full-time study or work.
  • Out of graduate certificate/diploma graduates in the field of physical sciences who were available for full-time employment, 82.2 per cent were in full-time employment.
  • The median salary for graduate certificate/diploma graduates in the field of physical sciences was $90,000.

What are the characteristics of graduate certificate/diploma graduates?

Males Females Total
Survey responses: physical sciences 41 17 58
Sex: physical sciences (%)~ 70.7 29.3 100
Sex: all fields of education (%)~ 33.2 66.8 100
Median age: graduate certificate/diploma graduates (years) 38 34 38
Median age: all fields of education (years) 35 33 34

What are graduate certificate/diploma graduates doing after graduation?

Available for full-time employment (%) 75.6 82.4 77.6
In further full-time study (%) 12.2 0.0 8.6
Part-time or casual employment (%) 2.4 17.6 6.9
Unavailable for full-time study or work (%) 9.8 0.0 6.9
Of those available for full-time employment:
In full-time employment: physical sciences (%) 80.6 85.7 82.2
In full-time employment: all fields of education (%) 86.7 83.2 84.5

Most frequently reported occupations:

1. Design, Engineering, Science and Transport Professionals
2. Education Professionals
3. Specialist Managers

What are graduate certificate/diploma graduates in full-time employment earning?

Median salary: physical sciences $100,000 $65,000 $90,000
Median salary: all fields of education $80,000 $69,000 $72,000