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 overview and analysis
(13 July 2020)
More paying more: the rise and rise of student charges
(6 Aug 2020)
More paying more: supplementary material
(11 Aug 2020)
At what point does HECS break? (2012)
(Republished 3 August 2020)
Will the growth places be enough?
(22 July 2020)
(23 July 2020)
IRU media releases (Job-Ready Graduates Package)
- Expansion for university places major step ahead – but watch out for the unintended consequences, 21 Jun 2020