Job-Ready Graduates package

On 19 June 2020, Education Minister Dan Tehan MP unveiled a major package of reforms for Australia’s higher education sector.

The package includes significant changes to the way courses are funded and has a major focus on increasing university access and attainment for people living in regional, rural and remote areas of Australia. The Government says the reforms will create “job-ready graduates in the disciplines and regions where they are needed most”.

This page will collate IRU media releases, submissions and other updates related to the Job-Ready Graduates package.

IRU analysis

Overview

IRU’s initial overview and analysis of the JRG package

(15 July 2020)

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JRG Senate Inquiry: IRU written submission

(10 Sep 2020)

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IRU brief: Universities are required to do more than teach

(14 Sep 2020)

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Accountability

Industry partnerships

The needless burden of new accountability measures (Brief for Parliament)

(31 August 2020)

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Promoting research through industry partnerships (NPILF)

(28 August 2020)

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Student charges

More paying more: the rise and rise of student charges

(28 Aug 2020)

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More paying more: supplementary material

(11 Aug 2020)

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At what point does HECS break? (2012)

(Republished 3 August 2020)

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Improving the rates: Government funding and student charges

(20 August 2020)

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How JRG student charges impact different groups of students

(28 August 2020)

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Growth places

Will the growth places be enough?

(22 July 2020)

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Growth places

(23 July 2020)

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