The Australian government’s Job-ready Graduates Package focuses the public investment in higher education on national priorities and ensures the system delivers for students, industry and the community. The changes aim to deliver more job-ready graduates in the disciplines and regions where they are needed most and help drive the nation’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The innovative funding reforms contained in the package will ensure a world-class, sustainable higher education system that delivers for both students and employers. A strong, resilient and responsive higher education sector is also key to supporting students who face educational disadvantage through expanding opportunities for regional, rural and remote students.
This package will also support university-industry collaboration in the national interest, create a more responsive qualifications framework, foster the integrity of the higher education system, and provide the building blocks for national economic growth.