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Universities must perform to deliver outstanding results to more students

Ratings in the latest edition of The Good Universities Guide show that student numbers are up, and universities are ...

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Why you shouldn’t give up on education after a career break

There are many reasons why we stop improving our education. But as higher education is being done differently, the excuses ...

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How universities can beat the skills shortage

A new report has revealed there are some high-demand occupations lacking an adequate supply of graduates. ...

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Great prospects for engineering and physiotherapy graduates

The Good Careers Guide 2019 holds positive news for would-be engineers and physiotherapists. ...

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Why are students steering clear of engineering?

There’s a skills shortage for engineering roles in Australia. ...

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Engineering a local skills shortage in Australia

The latest edition of The Good Careers Guide has been released and analysis by the Guide’s publisher, Good Education ...

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Protected: Enrolments by state and gender

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Australian bachelor degrees: the most and least popular

Health degrees are more than twice as popular as they were in 2001, in a sign Australian students are paying attention to ...

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Australia’s top universities benefiting in the billions from the fees paid by international students

The influx of international students in Australia’s top universities has led to a dramatic increase in plagiarism, a ...

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Set sights on mid-year start

If you are looking to start a new course at TAFE or university, you don’t have to wait until 2020. Many institutions offer ...

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Work on your choices

Passion is an important factor when choosing a career but a bit of research is helpful, too. While most people consider ...

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What does the Federal Budget mean for education?

We take a look at our schools, parents and institutions fared after the release of the 2019 Budget. ...

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Childcare stocks rising with childcare costs

The cost of raising a child is getting higher. A 2016 Suncorp report found the average cost is $297,600 from birth to 17 ...

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Advantages of Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Looking to become a qualified tradesperson or want to gain hands-on experience in an area of interest? An apprenticeship or ...

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Pay attention: Closing the wage gap

On Friday 8 March all of us here at Good Education Group joined in International Women’s Day, celebrating not only the ...

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How is international education impacting Australia?

A recent survey conducted by The University of New South Wales revealed that 54 per cent of respondents wanted to see fewer ...

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Cost of schooling just one part of the equation

When the 2019 Planning for Education Index was released in January, there was a flurry of media coverage across the country. ...

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Could you face going back to school?

At 43, Louise Brinkmann never expected to be stuffing text books into a bag for her first day of class. ...

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Fee growth at SA’s non-government schools faster than any other state

Fees across South Australia’s private secondary and R-12 schools have grown faster than in any other state, a new analysis ...

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Thousands of dollars’ worth of scholarships could be going unclaimed with university students unaware of eligibility

Thousands of dollars’ worth of scholarships could be going unclaimed with university students simply unaware they are ...

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Queensland one of the most affordable states for Catholic school education

New figures have revealed that on average it will cost Queensland parents almost $76,000 to put a child through 13 years of ...

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Which Local Government Areas have the highest school fee increases?

Sydney’s private school parents are coughing up to 72 per cent more to put their kids through secondary schooling than a ...

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Estimated total cost of a government, Catholic and independent education revealed

The huge cost of sending your child through 13 years of school has been revealed, with a surprising city as the most ...

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Catholic school education more expensive in Adelaide than any other Australian city

A Catholic school education in Adelaide is more expensive than in any other Australian city, the Australian Scholarship ...

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Brisbane is the most expensive city for a state education, survey finds

Brisbane parents spend more to send their children to government-run schools than any other Australian capital. ...

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Private versus public: The cost of education on the Coast

Sushine Coast parents are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to send their kids to the region’s most ...

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Cairns private school fees revealed for 2019

Two Far Northern private schools have reduced tuition fees this year in a bid to make Catholic education more affordable. ...

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Gold Coast private school fees revealed

Parents are coughing up less to send their children to Gold Coast’s best private schools than other large cities in ...

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Have your say on STEM education

Good Education Group is proud to partner with Refraction Media by helping promote this year’s Australian STEM report. ...

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Townsville’s private school fees revealed

With Townsville parents already forking out hundreds of dollars more for their child’s private school tuition in 2019, ...

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Brisbane private schools raise tuition fees up to three times inflation rate

Private schools across Brisbane will raise tuition fees this year by two to three times the rate of inflation. ...

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Schools across the Gold Coast raising fees as prices revealed

Private and Catholic schools across the Gold Coast are raising annual fees well above inflation and in line with hikes in ...

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Seeking aspiring student writers

Do you know of any students with a flair for words and writing? Have you got students that are considering a career in ...

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Today Weekend Agenda: Rising School Costs

While some parents debate the benefits of public or private school, many can’t afford the choice and are still seriously ...

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Victorian secondary schools face population squeeze as baby-boom generation comes of age

At Melton Secondary College, perched on the fringe of Melbourne’s north-western sprawl, teachers are forced to roster ...

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Victoria faces teacher shortage as student numbers surge

Hayley Dureau never planned on becoming a teacher. At high school, she wanted to be a doctor. ...

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Good Universities Guide 2019 measured CSU’s performance on various parameters

Charles Sturt University is a favourite among non-school leavers and first-generation students and its graduates are more ...

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Notre Dame tops national ratings

The good news continues to roll in for the only university in northern WA, recently topping a national educational survey. ...

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Federation University to strengthen international reputation

Federation University Australia’s new Pro-Vice Chancellor International says he will work to raise the university’s ...

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How to turn a love of sport into a full-time career

The future is looking bright for students who want to turn their passion for sport into a career. ...

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Which medical school is Australia’s most popular?

Don’t just look to the big cities for a satisfying medical education experience. ...

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How do pharmacy courses compare?

The Good Universities Guide 2019 has released pharmacy course ratings as well as the latest stats on grad employment and ...

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Students name top pharmacy schools

Pharmacy students have ranked James Cook University’s pharmacy course the best in Australia. ...

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University of Canberra records major jump in prestigious rankings

The University of Canberra has continued to rise in the world rankings, leaping ahead to sit among the world’s top 300 ...

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No need to run race to come first

Afi Leota has a lot to be proud of. Enrolling at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) through its second-chance ...

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James Cook University awarded five stars for graduate employment by The Good Universities Guide

James Cook University has been awarded five stars for graduate employment ratings for the eighth year in a row. ...

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UTAS responds to Good Universities Guide ratings

The University of Tasmania has said its core focus remains on “providing excellence in teaching and research”, playing ...

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Just how good are your universities?

Last week The Good Universities Guide was released. ...

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University of Canberra continues to rise in rankings

The University of Canberra is now considered to be among the world’s top 300 universities, according to the 2019 Times ...

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Rankings deliver a cold shower

The University of Newcastle has slipped for the third consecutive year in the prestigious Times Higher Education global ...

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UNSW shines with five-star rating

UNSW Sydney has scored top marks for five key performance indicators in The Good Universities Guide. ...

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CQU ranked among the world’s top 2 per cent of universities

In the recently released, Good Universities Guide 2019, CQUniversity was awarded five stars over six categories, including ...

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SCU scores top ratings in several categories

Southern Cross University has scored above average marks compared to other universities in several categories including ...

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USQ tops The Good Universities Guide for second year running

The University of Southern Queensland has topped The Good Universities Guide’s rankings in employability and starting ...

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Top Aussie universities revealed amid stark warning on funding cuts

The world’s most prestigious university rankings have come with a stark warning as “declining” Australian ...

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CSU graduates retain highest employment rate

Charles Sturt University is ranked number one in Australia for graduate outcomes and Wagga Wagga is no exception. ...

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Notre Dame and ECU top Good University Guide ratings

An annual ratings guide out today shows The University of Notre Dame Australia and Edith Cowan University as the ...

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UOW tops NSW in several Good Universities Guide categories

Students looking to pursue careers in engineering and medicine would do well to go to the University of Wollongong. ...

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Good guide to universities for first-in-family students

The Good Universities Guide first appeared in the early ‘90s, when the Dawkins system was getting going. As universities ...

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Bond University wins prestigious title of best university in Australia from The Good Universities Guide

A Gold Coast university has been named as the best in the country for student experience. ...

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Charles Sturt University’s good score card

Charles Sturt University (CSU) students get a job quicker and earn more money than the national average, new data shows. ...

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University of Notre Dame scores highly in The Good Universities Guide

The University of Notre Dame Australia has achieved five star ratings in seven of 14 categories in The Good Universities ...

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Support crucial for First Generation students

Going to university is a substantial achievement for anybody but for an individual who is the first in their family to do ...

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USQ leads the way in graduate employment and rates

The University of Southern Queensland leads the way in graduate employment rates and median starting salary, according to ...

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University is a means to an end, not an end in itself

Charles Sturt University has again topped the nation for boasting the highest percentage of graduates who find full-time ...

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State-topping rankings in 2019 Good Universities Guide

The University of Wollongong’s standing among Australia’s leading teaching and learning institutions has been ...

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UTAS receives five-star ratings

The University of Tasmania is among the top universities in the country for social equity, graduate starting salary, and ...

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Some universities miss the mark on student outcomes

An Australian universities rating has ranked the best and worst universities for a number of student experience and outcome ...

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CSU retain highest graduate employment rate

Charles Sturt University (CSU) has again been recognised as having the number one position in Australia for Graduate ...

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UNE receives mixed results in 2019 Good Universities Guide

Students from the University of New England wanting a high-paying job when they graduate may be in luck, according to The ...

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CDU makes top five in attracting first generation students

Almost 40 per cent of students attending Charles Darwin University are the first in their family to attend university. ...

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University of the Sunshine Coast Earns Five Star Rating

The University of the Sunshine Coast has been recognised for supporting the study dreams of people from disadvantaged ...

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First in family metric rounds out Good Universities Guide

School leavers and others thinking about heading to university now have a new metric to weigh up when considering their ...

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University of New England ranks well for student experience

Top marks have been awarded to the University of New England for overall student experience by The Good Universities Guide. ...

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Good pay and job prospects for USQ graduates

The 2019 Good Universities Guide has been released and it is giving students and parents plenty to think about. ...

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First generation student shares experience as Good Education Guide adds new category

The Good Universities Guide will feature a ‘first generation’ five-star rating for the first time in 2019. ...

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Queensland universities at top of the class for student experience

Queensland universities have proved their mettle against the nation’s best in the latest Good University Guide, released ...

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First Generation rating a first for The Good Universities Guide

For the very first time, The Good Universities Guide will feature a brand-new ‘First Generation’ five-star rating. ...

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How Victorian universities fare for graduate employment and salaries

Graduates of some of Victoria’s top-rated universities have among the lowest rates of employment and starting pay. ...

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Schools in Braybrook are front runners in VCE results

Secondary schools in Braybrook have topped VCE academic results when compared among other schools in Maribyrnong, new data ...

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Stonnington high schools among best in state

Stonnington schools have ranked among the state’s best performers. ...

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There’s more to schools than academic results

Parents generally want their kids to flourish in the classroom, so it’s little surprise that evidence of academic ...

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St Albans is top of the class

St Albans Secondary College is the best performing Brimbank school based on VCE results, according to Good Education Group. ...

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Werribee school shines in VCE

A select-entry government school has topped the list of Wyndham’s best-performing schools for VCE results. ...

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Victoria’s top secondary schools announced

Good Education Group, Australia’s largest provider of independent education data, has launched the latest edition of The ...

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Why Good Education Group does ratings

Choosing the right university can be a long journey for students. Many simply choose to follow friends, go where their ...

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University open days: Questions worth asking

If you’ve wandered past any university campus in recent weeks, you may have noticed a flurry of activity, and perhaps an ...

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Pharmacy in the United States vs. Australia: The differences and similarities

Pharmacists and pharmacy managers make the top three highest-paying jobs for Americans, according to a new analysis of ...

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How to make the most of university open days

There’s a lot of razzle-dazzle at university open days, from sample law lectures, hands-on science activities, tours ...

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Making a difference through Agribusiness study

Agriculture is big business in 2018. A far cry from the self-sustaining communities before the industrial revolution, the ...

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Children’s reading and writing skills gone to the dogs

Developing children’s reading ability is about confidence as much as smarts and having a gentle, non-judgmental audience ...

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Story Dogs make reading fun at Glenferrie Primary

The latest teaching aid to help Glenferrie Primary School students improve their literacy skills has arrived and he has four ...

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Story Dogs boost children’s reading and writing skills

Good Education Group has partnered with in-school literacy charity, Story Dogs, by sponsoring a dog team to work with ...

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University of Wollongong climbs in World University Rankings

The University of Wollongong has climbed 14 places in the latest set of world rankings, placing 218th in the world and 11th ...

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Girls can’t be what they can’t see – Good Education Group joins forces with girledworld

Good Education Group is proud to announce their involvement with the girledworld APAC summit, with the aim to get more girls ...

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University of Newcastle improves in University Rankings

The University of Newcastle has risen 33 places in the CWUR World University Rankings, but has slipped in performance when ...

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Four Australian universities lead in new global ranking

Four Australian universities have appeared in the top 100 in the latest world rankings, with the nation’s top-ranked ...

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