Hey...good to hear from someone else this side of the globe!
Yeah, Graphic Design isn't too bad ae...just doing a year-long course (Diploma level) at a Design College. Cheaper than going to Uni!
Ultimately, I would love to travel to Europe and enrol at a Uni over there in a course in Automotive Design...coz like you said, there is absolutely no future for it in Oceania. Just doing graphic design to get into that sort of industry and hopefully move upwards!
Whats Civil Engineering like? That was actually another choice I was contemplating, or Industrial Design...