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Pay attention: Why do men earn more than women?

The gender pay gap has been in the news ever since Lisa Wilkinson left Channel Nine’s Today show last week. The story took ...

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Getting it right over boarding schools

Deciding if boarding is right for a child can be an overwhelming ­process. ...

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Guide helps narrow degree of choice

If you’re a looking to move into a university degree next year perhaps some recent data from The Good University Guide can ...

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It’s a baby boom: Melbourne suburbs attracting thousands of new families

Young families in their thousands are flocking to a handful of suburbs in Melbourne, leading to an explosion in the under-18 ...

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Best universities for jobs: Top 21 for graduate employability – Part 3

Age is no barrier to achieving positive outcomes for jobseekers. ...

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Best universities for jobs: Top 21 for graduate employability – Part 2

With more than 40 per cent of today’s jobs predicted to vanish within 10 years due to automation, the workplace has never ...

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Best universities for jobs: Top 21 for graduate employability – Part 1

Will your university degree get you a job? ...

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Notre Dame excels

A university with a campus in Broome has received five-star ratings in a record number of categories, according to a highly ...

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Higher learning is a societal good for all

Education Minister Simon Birmingham is being disingenuous when he says: “Less than half of all school-leavers go to uni so ...

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Top marks for Southern Cross University in The Good Universities Guide

Students rate Southern Cross University’s personalised and engaging support as one of the best reasons to study there, ...

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Universities excelling, while health offers jobs of the future

The 2018 edition of The Good Universities Guide reveals that while universities around the country are providing a ...

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Students lay out their wishlist as the University of New England expands Tamworth services

Excitement is building amid moves by the University of New England to bring face-to-face teaching opportunities to the ...

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Royal Australian College of GPS wants pay increase per consultation

GPs should be paid one-fifth more to treat their patients, according to a peak doctors’ group. ...

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TNQ’s tertiary institutions score top marks in latest university rankings

TNQ’s two tertiary institutions, CQUniversity and James Cook University, are scoring top marks when it comes to graduate ...

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Charles Sturt University alumni are job Rready

Good Education Group have released a new report, the results showing that Charles Sturt University (CSU) has a higher ...

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These are the universities your kids should be applying to for 2018

Offers are coming out, so it’s time to get educated. ...

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Sunshine Coast graduates struggling to find work

University of the Sunshine Coast executive Professor Birgit Lohmann concedes there are challenges facing the area, as latest ...

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Let’s go west: WA graduates get paid the most in the country

New research has shown that graduates from Western Australia (WA) have the highest average salaries in the country. ...

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Students rank the top 10 pharmacy schools

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

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Charles Sturt University getting on with the job: graduates top employment list

A focus on quality teaching has helped push Charles Sturt University to the top of the list for graduates finding jobs. ...

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University of Southern Queensland graduates are the highest paid in nation

The University of Southern Queensland has cemented its position as one of Australia’s leading universities, ...

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University of Sunshine Coast up with the best for students

A guide for Australian universities has rated the University of the Sunshine Coast, including the Fraser Coast campus, among ...

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JCU pharmacy graduate gets top pick after university degree

Courtney Priarollo was knocking back job offers when she graduated from James Cook University last year. ...

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Queensland university boasts best graduate salary in country

A Queensland regional university is “head and shoulders” above the national graduate salary average while most ...

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New data reveals which universities have the best employment outcomes

Going to university does not necessarily guarantee you a job, and some of Australia’s best universities have the worst ...

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Top-performing NSW universities revealed in latest tertiary ranking

The top-performing universities in New South Wales have been revealed in the latest ranking of tertiary institutions from ...

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La Trobe University scores well on measures in 2018 Good Universities Guide

La Trobe University has received the lowest rating for overall experience in a new guide to Australia’s tertiary education ...

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Universities ‘crack the code’: WA graduates highest paid in the country

New research has found WA university graduates are the highest paid in the country. ...

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ECU Student News – Interview with Head of Product, Ross White

Good Education Group’s Head of Product, Ross White, speaks with ECU student Erick Lopez Hernandez about The Good ...

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The Australian Universities with the best employment rates

Are you a Year 12 student working your butt off to ensure you achieve a high enough ATAR score to attend the prestigious ...

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ABC Adelaide with David Bevan – Interview with Head of Product, Ross White

Good Education Group’s Head of Product, Ross White, speaks with David Bevan about The Good Universities Guide and how ...

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University of New England awarded five-stars for student experience for the twelfth year in a row

The University of New England has been named a leader in student experience by The Good Universities Guide. ...

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Good Universities Guide results: explained

People looking to commence university studies next year would do well to check out The Good Universities Guide 2018. ...

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Townsville universities given five stars in national ratings

Townsville’s two universities are at the top of the class when it comes to graduates getting jobs.  ...

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Graduates from UniSA find full-time work the fastest in SA

University of South Australia graduates find full-time work the fastest in the state, while Flinders University graduate ...

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Uni entry scores poor measure of degree quality

The universities that are the hardest to get into may not be delivering the best experience or employment outcomes for their ...

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Good Universities Guide 2018 delivers variegated results

The most in-demand university isn’t necessarily the best for students, this year’s Good Universities Guide has ...

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WA uni graduates enjoy highest wages in country

WA university graduates earn the highest salaries in the country, according to the latest Good Universities Guide. ...

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Australian National University, University of Canberra graduates earn more

Canberra universities provide students with strong job prospects and better starting salaries, according to new analysis. ...

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Guide reveals top ranking for University of the Sunshine Coast

An annual guide for Australian universities has rated the University of the Sunshine Coast as one of the best in the country. ...

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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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Bond University tops student experience ranking

A private university and a small Catholic institution deliver the best overall experience for students, according to The ...

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UTAS rates well in the 2018 Good Universities Guide

The University of Tasmania is a top choice for students who want to study pharmacy and graduates across the board are ...

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Queensland universities show their strengths and weaknesses

Regional universities CQUniversity, University of Southern Queensland and James Cook University are the only Queensland ...

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ACT the place to be for employment and entrepreneurial opportunities

ACT universities are providing students with strong employment prospects and graduate starting salaries, according to The ...

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Healthy employment prospects for Tasmanian students

The University of Tasmania is number one in the country for Full-Time Employment and Skills Development in the pharmacy ...

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Victorian universities leading the nation in providing students with a five-star experience

The latest edition of The Good Universities Guide, released today by Good Education Group, reveals that Victorian ...

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WA graduates highest paid in the country

University graduates in WA are earning above average salaries upon graduation, compared to the rest of the country, ...

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Northern Territory benefiting from five-star university graduates

Despite nearly one in five Charles Darwin University (CDU) students being from a low socio-economic background, CDU has been ...

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South Australia in danger of brain drain despite exceptional student satisfaction

South Australian universities are providing students with a high-quality education according to the latest edition of The ...

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Regional universities in NSW beat metro again

Once again, regional universities in New South Wales are outperforming their metro peers according to The Good Universities ...

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School marks good news

A Hoppers Crossing high school is soaring up the charts with its VCE results.  ...

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Ivanhoe Grammar School named Good Education Group’s top school

Ivanhoe Grammar School has been dubbed the top school in the Diamond Valley region, according to the Good Education Group.  ...

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Ballarat Secondary College one of most improved schools in state

A plan to turn around Ballarat Secondary College results with high expectations, self belief, a safe learning environment ...

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Ballarat’s top schools announced

Data released this week reveals Ballarat Clarendon College has the highest percentage of 40+ study scores of all schools in ...

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Technology in the classroom is vital for future careers

If there is one thing educators can all agree on, it’s that the world is changing quickly and schools need to equip ...

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Geelong College tops list of school study scores

Geelong College is the ­region’s highest performing school, according to Melbourne’s largest education data provider.  ...

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Geelong’s top schools announced

Data released this week reveals The Geelong College has the highest percentage of 40+ study scores of all schools in the ...

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Good Education Group reveals country schools lifting their VCE results

Country public schools have ranked as the state’s most improved, new data reveals.  ...

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New schools guide supports parent decision-making

New data released reveals Bialik College in the Melbourne suburb of Hawthorn East has the highest percentage of 40+ study ...

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Careers experts don’t fear rise of robots

What will a reliable career look like in 2022? According to Good Education Group’s 2017 Good Careers Guide, it will be in ...

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Most students will work in tech-focused jobs, Good Careers Guide finds

A majority of students who started school last year will graduate to jobs that don’t currently exist, new research has ...

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Technology to shape and create jobs of the future

Over the course of compiling The Good Careers Guide 2017, it became obvious that whether by removing, improving or creating ...

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Robotics key to growing jobs

The top five growing jobs in Australia all have one thing in common – robotics. ...

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Good Education Group eyes opportunities in China

Around 600,000 international students come to Australia each year, roughly one third from China. It’s a gigantic influx ...

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Balancing act: Work, study and AFLW

The AFLW has taken Australia by storm in 2017 and ushered in a new era for football, culminating in last Saturday’s Grand ...

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Wyndham schools squeezed by city growth

Secondary schools at Tarneit and Hoppers Crossing are in for a tight squeeze with limited places available to cater to the ...

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Which extracurricular activity is right for your child?

Extracurricular activities are a quintessential element of Australian education and from music and performance to sport and ...

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Melton secondary schools feel squeeze

With just four secondary schools expected to take on many thousands of primary school graduates over coming years, Melton ...

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Brimbank high schools set to swell

Secondary schools in parts of Brimbank are in for a tight squeeze with a shortage of places available to cater for the ...

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Pupils outnumber school places in outer north

Melbourne’s outer north is facing an “alarming” shortage of secondary schools, education experts are warning.  ...

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Melbourne’s outer suburbs face alarming shortage of secondary schools

Melbourne’s outer suburbs are facing a high school crush with an “alarming” shortage of secondary schools. ...

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Shortage of high schools for a growing student population

Melbourne’s outer suburbs are facing an alarming high school shortage according to new research from Good Education ...

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Time to energise the study of physics, technology and maths

It’s always been about the sky for third-year physics student ­Kirsten Banks. “In primary school I was really ...

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Signing off: A wrap up of 2016

It’s been another massive year for the education sector. Despite the condemnation of cuts to funding and unemployment ...

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MYEFO: Mid-year budget trims the sails

The federal government has responded to Australia’s growing debt and declining growth by slashing spending on several ...

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Online study popularity soars

When Swinburne Online launched in 2012, it attracted 2400 students. In the space of four years, this figure has grown ...

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City students jump aboard agriculture bandwagon

Degrees in agriculture are on offer at many universities in Victoria, and students from cities are matching country students ...

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Busting the myths on agriculture studies

In 1986, less than a tenth of Australian farmers had some form of further education; 25 years later, that number was close ...

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Girls encourage to explore their interests in STEM this Christmas

This year Good Education Group chief executive officer, Chris Lester, is supporting the grassroots campaign, No Gender ...

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TV appearance on The Project

There’s an exciting new wave of toys breaking down stereotypes and encouraging kids to explore all interests. ...

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Time to put gender on the agenda

There are all sorts of explanations for Australia’s alarmingly wide gender pay gap, which the Bureau of Statistics ...

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Diversify key to thriving

A willingness to embrace lifelong education and training, together with a mix of technical and interpersonal skills, is the ...

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Overseas students shift focus to Australia after Trump election

A website designed to attract international students to Australia has reported a huge spike in hits following the election ...

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Australian universities surprise winners of the US election

Just as Australian real-estate agents are reporting a rise in the number of enquiries received from US citizens considering ...

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Full steam ahead

The end of secondary education is a turning point in every young person’s life. So what comes next?  ...

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Helping hand to cover study costs

If you’re fretting about university costs but don’t think you’re smart enough for a scholarship, it’s time to ...

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USQ symposium to focus on social justice issues

Partnerships, projects and social justice issues important to our communities are the focus of the University of Southern ...

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World universities compete to win a place

If you Google “How many good university guides around the world?”, 673 million results pop up in 0.67 seconds.  ...

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University of Tasmania recognised for enrolling disadvantaged students

The University of Tasmania (UTAS) needs to improve staffing and resources if it wants to attract more international ...

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Choosing the right university

How do you know if you’re choosing the right university for you?  ...

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The Good Universities Guide awards University of Newcastle five stars

The University of Newcastle has been awarded by an independent guide the highest ranking possible for its student retention ...

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Top-performing NSW universities revealed in latest tertiary ranking

The top-performing universities in New South Wales have been revealed in the latest ranking of tertiary institutions from ...

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UOW shines in 2017 Good Universities Guide

A high level of student satisfaction has seen the University of Wollongong (UOW) receive a five-star rating across seven ...

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Regional unis top city cousins in graduate employment rankings

Rankings measuring student experience, graduate employment outcomes and starting salaries have placed Australia’s regional ...

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Federation University maintains five-star rating for eighth consecutive year

Federation University has again been ranked number one for teaching quality in the 2017 Good Universities Guide.  ...

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Regional universities outperform metro counterparts in wages, employment

Regional universities in Queensland are outperforming their metropolitan counterparts in graduate salary and employment ...

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UNE and Notre Dame crack the formula and combine outstanding student experience and employment outcomes

The latest edition of The Good Universities Guide reveals universities that top employment outcomes are often characterised ...

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Our top unis for a job: Regional students win

Monash and Federation University graduates are the most likely in the state to land a job soon after leaving the classroom, ...

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Students give University of New England full marks in 2017 Good Universities Guide

The University of New England has passed its latest test with flying colours after past and present students gave it the ...

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