Job-ready Graduates package seeing more students in courses with better job outcomes Early data for 2021 shows that the Government’s Job-ready Graduates package is having the intended impact: more students studying overall, and more applying to courses in areas of expected job growth.Minister for Education and Youth Alan Tudge said that while final data won’t be available until later in the year, preliminary data from Tertiary Admissions Centres (TACs) was promising.“Our intent was to encourage more students into courses where there was the best chance of getting a job. Pleasingly, this is now happening, with applications for courses such as agriculture up 16 per cent and applications in health up 15.5 per cent,” Minister Tudge said.“We’re also seeing more people applying to study education, architecture and IT – all areas where we expect to see job growth in coming years.“Pleasingly, the data shows a seven per cent increase in overall applications, meaning more Australians are looking to begin tertiary study in 2021.“Our Job-ready Graduates package is a significant reform and provides up to 30,000 more opportunities for Australians to get a degree and get into a job in 2021.“Students will ultimately make up their own minds about what to study, but we make no apologies for encouraging Australians to study in areas of expected job growth.“We’re investing a record $20 billion in higher education in 2021, including $550 million for extra university and short course places and an additional $1 billion for research that will flow into universities this year.“This all about getting Australians the skills and qualifications they need to get a job in our post-COVID economic recovery.”About two-thirds of higher education applications are made through TACs, with the remaining applications made directly through universities.31 January 2020 to 31 January 2021 comparison Previous FeesFees under JRGPercentage fee changeTAC applications 2020TAC applications 2021TAC application change 2020 to 2021Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies$9,698$3,950-59%2,5372,94216.0Health$9,698$7,950-18%70,04080,88015.5Education$6,804$3,950-42%15,06016,5409.8Architecture and Building$9,698$7,950-18%7,2347,9109.3Information Technology$9,698$7,950-18%6,9687,4276.6Society and Culture$6,804$14,500113%44,07546,6895.9Natural and Physical Sciences$9,698$7,950-18%23,36824,0022.7Engineering and Related Technologies$9,698$7,950-18%14,81715,1232.1Management and Commerce$11,355$14,50028%25,67524,490-4.6Creative Arts$6,804$7,95017%17,62517,306-1.8 /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Agriculture, architecture, AusPol, Australia, building, commerce, culture, education, Engineering, Government, health, Minister, research, Society, students, technology, university, Youth
Vermont Business Magazine In its annual ratings, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine has again ranked UVM among the top best-value public colleges in the country. To compile its best value list, Kiplinger’s first ranked schools based on measures of academic quality. It then factored in cost and financial aid measures. Quality criteria account for 55 percent of total points and cost criteria account for 45 percent.Kiplinger’s draws its list of best value schools from a field of nearly 1,200 higher education institutions in the US. UVM was ranked 13th among all publics on the Kiplinger’s list for its four-year graduation rate. On the overall list, the university ranked 58th for in-state and 94th for out-of-state students among public colleges, respectively.The fact that the university was again ranked high in value by Kiplinger’s affirms UVM’s core strengths, said Stacey Kostell, UVM’s vice president for enrollment management. “Academic quality is at the core of what makes UVM attractive to students,” she said. “At the same time, we work hard to keep tuition increases as low as possible and to offset them with generous increases in scholarships and financial aid.”UVM also has fared well in other recent lists. The university was ranked 34th among public universities for value by Money magazine in its 2016/17 ratings. And U.S. News & World ranked the university 38th among more than 170 public universities in its most recent rankings.Source: UVM 12.20.2016. UVM photo.