These degrees are the standard degrees that are recognised around the world. In Australia, the average amount of time needed to complete a bachelor’s level qualification is anywhere from three to four years, depending on the university and the degree that you are pursuing. Most fields that require any type of research are the ones that usually take four years.
The main types of undergraduate qualifications offered by most higher education institutions are as follows:
Bachelor degree: Bachelor degrees provide initial preparation for professional careers and postgraduate study and involve a minimum of three years of full-time study (some institutions offer a fast-track system, which allows students to complete a three-year degree in two years).
Entry typically requires completion of an Australian secondary school certificate of education (Year 12) or the overseas equivalent, or a diploma or advanced diploma from the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector.
Bachelor degree (honours): Honours may require an optional additional year of study (usually research based) following a three-year degree or may be awarded for academic achievement in degrees of four or more years.
Courses are undertaken after students have completed their undergraduate degrees or by individuals with substantial relevant work experience. Postgraduate courses include Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Masters and PhD degrees.