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IT isn’t the most in-demand job: report

Contrary to popular thought, it's construction, not coding, that's most in-demand by employers. The 2017 Soft Skills in Demand Report, released last week, revealed this surprising fact.  Report issuer JobGetter analysed 168,000 job ads across 54 industries before reaching this ...

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Degree holders’ dole data revealed

Newstart data from 2011 has just been released by the ABS, showing that the majority of allowance recipients don't, in fact, have degrees. Of the ones who do, however, the bureau helpfully broke down what they studied. Management and commerce graduates accounted ...

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Hope and ambition collide at STEM careers fair

Rihanna’s latest hit reverberated around the brick atrium of the National Innovation Centre, home to Cicada Innovations. The reason for the hip beats? 'Emerge': Cicada and government department UrbanGrowth NSW’s inaugural STEM careers expo. Backpack-clad students wandered from booth to ...

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Value of degrees in decline: HILDA report

The annual Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey bears bad news for graduates. Released this week, it shows that while the more educated generally fare better across several social and economic outcomes, such outcomes aren’t as good as ...

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Skilled migrants not poaching local jobs: ACER

Everyone has probably heard something akin to the following from a taxi/Uber driver: ‘I worked as an engineer in India and now, here in Australia, the only job I can get is as a driver.’ A newly-released ACER research briefing ...

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Females falling behind men?

The prime minister has expressed concern over data showing that women have fallen further behind men in the workplace, despite claims by a graduate employment group that the figures were misrepresented. A recent report from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency ...

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Deakin staff grapple with IT cuts

A number of employees at Deakin University are reporting that they have been left to struggle with computer problems and dealing with such technology as video-conferencing following a restructure of information technology services. The National Tertiary Education Union said staff ...

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Permanent job hope draws Aus researchers to UK scheme

There is strong interest from Australian researchers in UK fellowships which come with a virtual guarantee of a permanent academic position.  The University of Birmingham received nearly 1,400 applications from around the world when it advertised 50 Research Fellowships with ...

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