In Australia, the second degree is conferred by the National University of Australia (UNU) on all students from year 9, regardless of academic qualifications.
As with many other countries, this is the only degree offered by the University of New South Wales (UNSW) to students who wish to enter into higher education.
This makes Australia the highest ranked country in the world for second degree conferred, followed by the United Kingdom, with the Netherlands second.
The highest number of students from each country pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree is in the United States with over 14,000 students pursuing a bachelor’s degree each year.
It is estimated that around 20 per cent of Australian tertiary students are pursuing a second degree.
The UK, with around 2.7 million people currently in higher education, has the highest proportion of students pursuing an Australian degree, with nearly 30 per cent.
It follows the United Arab Emirates (UAE), where nearly a quarter of students are completing a bachelor degree.
Australia is the third most highly ranked country for second-degree conferred degrees after the United states (20.5 per cent), the United Nations (17.7 per cent) and Japan (16.3 per cent).
The United States is currently ranked #1 globally with 1.4 million students completing their bachelor’s degrees, the United Nation (619,000) is #2 with 1,903,000 and the United Republic of Tanzania (627,000).
The highest proportion in Australia is at the University, with more than 25 per cent studying at a tertiary level.
According to the Australian Institute of Educational Research, Australia has the second highest proportion (16 per cent or 765,000 people) of students completing a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree from tertiary institutions, followed closely by New Zealand (12 per cent, or 811,000), followed by Canada (8.6 per cent and 9.4 per cent respectively).
In comparison, the UK has the lowest proportion of BAs at 12 per cent (634,000 BAs).
As of 2016, Australia had an estimated 10.2 per cent Bachelor of Science (BS) degree enrolment, the third highest in the developed world.
The second degree at UNSW is a two-year Bachelor of Medicine, Nursing or Health Sciences degree (BMS), which is granted by the School of Medicine and Dentistry of the University.
The BMS is designed to provide students with a full range of skills and knowledge through a variety of subject areas.
In 2018, Australia ranked second in the World Ranking of Higher Education, behind the United US, with over 20 per in the international ranking.
A Bachelor of Nursing degree is also available through the University in Australia.
Australia also has the fourth highest number (3,936,000 in 2018) of people in tertiary education (undergraduate and postgraduate) pursuing an undergraduate degree, behind Japan and the UK.
There are a range of academic and professional qualifications that students can take in to the second-level of tertiary studies.
The most common are the Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Technology, Bachelor or Master of Business, Bachelor in Nursing and Bachelor of Health and Physical Therapy.
Australia ranks in the top 10 countries in terms of tertiaries enrolment and the second most in terms on the number of tertiers studying.
According a 2017 report by the Institute of Education and Skills (IESA), Australia’s tertiary tertiary enrolment stood at 2.6 million, a decrease of 0.7 percentage points from the previous year.
The increase was driven by a rise in the number entering tertiary programs, which jumped from 5.1 per cent to 7.3%.
The increase in tertiers enrolment was partly driven by the introduction of the post-secondary diploma, which was introduced to Australia in 2015.
The Government of Australia estimates that tertiary participation in Australia has increased from 2.9 per cent in 2016 to 2.8 per cent this year.
Students who are not enrolled in the tertiary sector may be eligible to participate in the Australian Qualifications and Assessment Board (AQAB) or the Australian National University (ANU).
The Government also provides scholarships to assist students with the costs of tertials, including the costs for accommodation, travel and a postgraduate degree.
Bachelor of Business and Management and Bachelor in Science degrees are also available to students from the University and tertiary institution.
Australian students are encouraged to complete the Australian Job Search, Career Planning and Career Management Program (Jobs) and the Australian College of Occupational Therapy (ACOTS).
Australian students from overseas can apply to take the University Advanced Placement (UAP) test.
Australian undergraduate students are also encouraged to take an online test to determine their qualifications.
The Australian Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (AGBCA) is offered by UNSW and is offered in two tracks.
The first track focuses on the practical aspects of business