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Graduates told they lack the skills for jobs

Concerning new research shows that 65 per cent of university graduates feel their education did not provide them with the skills necessary for the workforce, with many being turned away from employment. The Australian Job Seeker Report conducted by JobGetter ...

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Good Universities Guide results: explained

People looking to commence university studies next year would do well to check out the Good Universities Guide 2018, released yesterday. We’ve already laid out the main stats. But, to better understand the big data picture, we spoke to Ross White, head of ...

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Degree dump: latest attrition stats released

The who, where and why of higher education attrition have been revealed by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), the higher education regulator. Its report details the latest dropout rates (from 2014) for first-year students from 130 providers. The ...

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Indigenous gap closing thanks to VET

Indigenous youths are becoming more educated, and are thereby helping to Close the Gap, according to a new report from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER). Increased Indigenous vocational completions are driving this change, though they remain behind ...

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Careers experts don’t fear rise of robots

What will a reliable career look like in 2022? According to the Good Education Group’s 2017 Good Careers Guide, it will be in early education, special education, social work, occupational therapy, speech pathology and audiology. Though 30,000 positions will be ...

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Strong demand for soft skills: Deloitte

We’re not soft enough. That is, when it comes to our skills. That’s the conclusion of a report by Deloitte Access Economics, commissioned by DeakinCo, a workforce professional development provider. The report, Soft Skills for Business Success, found that demand ...

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IRU says demand-driven uni system working

On the fifth anniversary of the demand-driven university quota system, introduced by Julia Gillard’s Labor government, there are mixed feelings about its efficacy. On the one hand, Conor King, executive director of the Innovative Research Universities (IRU), claims it’s a ...

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