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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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Tassie pharmacy graduates all get jobs

Pharmacy students from the University of Tasmania are virtually guaranteed a job after graduating, a new survey shows.  ...

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Making sense of university rankings

The 2017 Good Universities Guide was released on Monday 29 August 2016 and, in it, prospective students will find a very ...

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Top marks for student experience, but Victorians should think outside their state for employment opportunities

The latest edition of The Good Universities Guide reveals that Victorian universities perform strongly in educational ...

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Pharmacy a stand-out course for the University of Tasmania

One hundred per cent of pharmacy graduates from the University of Tasmania are finding full-time employment within four ...

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Western Australian graduates remain highest paid in the country

Western Australian universities continue to outperform the rest of Australia when it comes to delivering their students into ...

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Pathways and skills development are key achievements but SA universities lag behind in graduate employment

The University of South Australia (UniSA) is leading the way when it comes to enrolling students from low socioeconomic ...

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NSW regional graduates earning top dollar and securing more job opportunities than metro peers

New South Wales regional universities are outperforming metropolitan institutions when it comes to securing graduate jobs ...

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Charles Darwin University gets top marks for graduate employment and salary outcomes

The Northern Territory’s Charles Darwin University (CDU) has ranked as a top national performer in The Good Universities ...

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Queensland regional universities ahead of metro peers for employment outcomes

Queensland’s regional universities are outperforming their metro peers when it comes to securing graduate jobs, according ...

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Canberra universities gain top marks for student experience and recruitment

The latest edition of The Good Universities Guide reveals that whilst ACT universities perform well in areas of ‘student ...

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Sydney’s university open day competition

On Saturday, the main western thoroughfare out of the CBD will become a sea of prospective students, as three universities ...

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Single-sex schools outperforming co-ed study

The findings from the newly-released Good Schools Guide show that single-sex non-government schools are outperforming their ...

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Single sex schools linked to higher academic outcomes

An analysis of Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority data shows that private schools don’t necessarily produce ...

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Private school fees: Queensland parents getting best deal in the country

Queensland parents are getting the best deal in the country when it comes to private school fees, according to a national ...

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Data shows single-sex schools outclass co-eds in VCE results but cost more

Single-sex schools are outclassing their co-ed counterparts in Victorian Certificate of Education results — but are ...

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Schooling boys and girls separately is good for results but tough on parents’ hip pockets

Single-sex non-government schools* are outperforming their coeducational counterparts — but they come at a price — ...

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8 brilliant do’s and don’ts for surviving and thriving at university

University can be overwhelming, but with these simple tips you’ll be meeting awesome new people, learning effectively, ...

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Augmented reality enhances career-planning app

Publisher the Good Education Group has partnered with augmented reality (AR) app builder Plattar to create the Good ...

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The (augmented) reality of career planning

Augmented reality (AR) has well and truly entered the education and career planning space, with the Good Education Group ...

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Good Education Group sponsors FUTUREgen16 Conference

The Good Education Group continues to fulfil its mission to be the ‘leading independent provider of high-quality resources ...

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Employers keen on 21st-century skills

A degree is a powerful signal to employers that an applicant is motivated and invested, and has a swag of technical skills. ...

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Go rural if you want to be a pharmacist

If you want to get involved in community pharmacy, you should head for the country. That’s the advice from the newly ...

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Graduate outcomes for pharmacy students

Studying pharmacy lands you at the bottom of the national earnings ladder when you graduate, new data shows. While the ...

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New Careers Guide lists 400+ careers

The first annual Good Careers Guide was released yesterday to fill the gap left by Job Guide, which was published for the ...

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From the CEO: The importance of STEM skills

  Good Education Group’s CEO, Chris Lester, urges students to pursue careers they’re passionate about, not ...

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STEM students graduate on top

The first Good Careers Guide from the Good Education Group has shown STEM students, especially those graduating in Dentistry, ...

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Top five degrees that will make you rich

The cost of an undergraduate degree shouldn’t be the only thing young Australians should take into consideration when ...

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STEM graduates most likely to get jobs, earn more money

STEM graduates earn more money and are more likely to land a job. This was the message from The Good Education Group, which ...

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Career resources vital to making informed decisions

  Career Industry Council of Australia (CICA) Executive Director, David Carney, presented at The Good Careers Guide ...

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STEM – the best preparation for an evolving workforce

  Young people today have a wide variety of options available to them when choosing a career, including many exciting ...

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From the CEO: The Good Careers Guide Launch

  CEO, Chris Lester, discusses the history begin the company and his plans for its future, as well the reasons that ...

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Introducing The Good Careers Guide

  The Good Education Group is excited to announce the launch of their newest publication, The Good Careers Guide. The ...

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STEM studies — Top marks for employment and salary

STEM graduates can earn almost $10,000 more than the average starting salary, according to The Good Careers Guide 2016. The ...

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Single-sex vs coeducational schools

Parents often face conflicting advice when deciding whether to send their child to a single-sex or coeducational school. ...

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The hardest uni courses to get into

Everybody knows a student needs top marks to get into medical school but there are also some surprising degrees that are ...

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Two decades on, university keeps it real

Entrepreneurial University of the Sunshine Coast Vice-Chancellor Greg Hill says one of the reasons USC is thriving is that ...

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Job Guide website permanently offline

As you may have noticed, the Job Guide website has been permanently taken offline. Please be advised that all Job Guide ...

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Introducing the Good Education Group

The Good Education Group has established a significant presence in the career and education sector by acquiring the Hobsons ...

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Should you bother with postgraduate study?

Graduate employment has hit a low of around 65 per cent, with more than a third of bachelor degree graduates still seeking ...

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Dollars for scholars abound

There’s a PhD scholarship for platypus enthusiasts at UNSW; retailer Forever New offers cash, employment and a ...

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Students may be surprised who is offering to pay for their study

Almost everyone qualifies for some kind of scholarship to assist with the financial costs of study — they just need to ...

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Not all degrees are equal

There’s no question postgraduate  study delivers a range of benefits, yet closer investigation reveals higher degrees ...

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Survey shows teaching quality is better at some less prestigious universities

Can you assume that a more prestigious university such as Melbourne or Monash will you give you the best education? Many ...

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It pays to shop around for your education

The new edition of The Good Universities Guide has now been released, with this year pushing the value of ‘shopping ...

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New guide shines spotlight on regional universities

Regional Australian universities are turning out to be top performers, according to The Good Universities Guide 2016, an ...

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Uni of Wollongong tops the nation in new ratings

The University of Wollongong has topped the star ratings in the 2016 Good Universities Guide, released last week. Out of a ...

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Regional universities outperform city competition

Regional universities are top performers when it comes to teaching quality and student employability according to The Good ...

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Canberra universities score top marks for graduate employability

Universities in the Australian Capital Territory are top performers when it comes to graduate employability, according to ...

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South Australian universities preparing graduates well for current labour market

South Australian university graduates are getting high-paid, full time jobs at the end of their degrees in spite of the ...

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Western Australian graduates the best paid in Australia

Western Australian universities are serving graduates well by delivering them into some of the highest paid jobs in the ...

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Regional universities are Queensland’s top performers

Queensland regional universities are some of the state’s top performers when it comes to teaching quality and student ...

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USC tops teaching quality for a decade

The University of the Sunshine Coast is celebrating 10 years of gaining five stars for teaching quality in the annual ...

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WA produces some of the highest-paid graduates in the nation

The University of WA has defended its reputation after student ratings gave it just one star for teaching quality for the ...

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Get that job: Top graduate employment score for USQ

If you’ve just graduated from the University of Southern Queensland, chances are great you’ll be able to get a ...

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University of Wollongong given five-star rating by Good Universities Guide 2016

The University of Wollongong has received a five-star rating for teaching quality and ability to get students into the ...

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ANU has the highest qualified staff in Canberra

The Australian National University (ANU) rates lowest in terms of student satisfaction but has the highest qualified staff ...

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University ranking surprise

Federation University has emerged as the frontrunner among Victorian universities, according to a national graduates’ ...

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Good Universities Guide shows smaller unis shine for teacher quality

Some of Queensland’s smaller universities have outshone their big city rivals for teaching quality in a new set of ...

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Federation University Australia outperforming city competition

Federation University Australia is one of Victoria’s top performers when it comes to teaching quality and student ...

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