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


Other Natural and Physical Science Professionals

Other Natural and Physical Science Professionals include Conservator, Metallurgist, Meteorologist and Physicist occupations.

Software and Applications Programmers

Software and Applications Programmers design, develop, test, maintain and document program code in accordance with user requirements, and system and technical specifications.

University Lecturers and Tutors

University Lecturers and Tutors prepare and deliver lectures and conduct tutorials in one or more subjects within a prescribed course of study at a university and conduct research in a particular field of knowledge.