Physics and Astronomy

Below are details about the field of study you have chosen to explore, as well as some potential careers.


The study of the laws governing the structure of the universe and the forms of matter and energy. The main purpose of this narrow field of education is to develop an understanding of the fundamental properties of the universe and the laws that govern its behaviour and to assess and validate physical phenomena.

Course skills

Physics and Astronomy develops skills in:

  • analysing and interpreting data resulting from experiments to test theories and hypotheses
  • application of appropriate laboratory techniques and procedures to research
  • application of knowledge of physical laws to practical problems.

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics