The rhetoric and the reality of Job-ready Graduates: what do we know about growth in student opportunities after one year?

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Author: Warburton, Mark


One year ago, the Australian Government legislated major changes to higher education funding arrangements, marketed as Job-ready Graduates (JRG). At the time, it was believed there were slightly more than 626,000 Commonwealth supported student places (CSPs) in Australia's higher education system. The public and the Parliament were told that there would be 27,000 extra domestic student places this year and 49,000 by 2023. They were told the changes should be implemented to support Australia's economic recovery following the [Coronavirus Disease 2019] COVID-19 induced economic downturn and...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Higher education; Participation; Finance; Policy

Keywords: Economic recession; Economic impact; Funding; Subsidy; University; Institutional role; Graduates; Policy analysis

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Melbourne, Victoria: Centre for the Study of Higher Education, University of Melbourne, 2021

Physical description: 41 p.

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Resource type: Discussion paper

Document number: TD/TNC 145.777

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