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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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Experts call for bigger schools, better planning in Victoria’s education squeeze

Supersized schools are being proposed to cater for booming student numbers, with soaring enrolments prompting one school to ...

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Balancing theory with practice

Preventing mismatches between academic qualifications and job requirements is crucial to curb the rising trend of ...

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ACIR Forum

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Healthcare continues to explode, while education offers opportunities

Australia is in the midst of a healthcare boom and it is showing no signs of slowing down. ...

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The university degree that gives students the best chance of finding work

University students across the world face the issue of finding work once their studies have been completed, but recent ...

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Good MBA Guide Forum

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The most popular and least popular Australian bachelor degrees

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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Hoppers Crossing Secondary College farewells long-time teacher and principal

He’s been part of the furniture for the past 34 years – but last week Hoppers Crossing Secondary College farewelled ...

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Interview with Radio Adelaide: Was your university degree worth it?

It’s that time of the year again, where university graduations are happening and thousands of undergraduates are joining ...

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View potential schools from home with online virtual tours

Families can now tour some of Australia’s elite schools without leaving home. ...

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Interview with ABC News Perth: Is university worth the cost?

The Federal Government is considering reducing the threshold where students need to start paying back their HECS-HELP debt.  ...

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Interview with ABC News: Are degrees worth the debt?

Amid the excitement and relief at finishing a university degree, students are also graduating with tens of thousands of ...

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High-paying jobs aren’t a sure thing, experts say

As thousands of students around Australia throw their academic caps into the sky this month, many of them will be left ...

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Australian universities are leading the world in business research, data reveals

Australia is a global leader when it comes to researching business topics, data analysis has revealed. ...

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Good Education Group and The Gandhi Experiment team-up to promote global citizenship

Good Education Group is excited to announce our partnership with The Gandhi Experiment. ...

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A university degree can lead to a bright future, or disappointment

In 2011, Sarah Doyle enrolled in a four-year university degree, studying a Bachelor of Behavioural Science and Counselling ...

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The future of jobs will be technology-driven

The jobs of the future will be tech-heavy, portable and, most interestingly, they will put the worker in the driver’s seat. ...

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STEM sector not always the ideal place to secure a job

There is a common belief that if graduates want to stay ahead of the competition and increase their chances of a lucrative ...

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St Margaret’s high achievers not captured by OP stats

The principal of one of Brisbane’s elite girls’ schools has defended the Ascot institution’s academic performance ...

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Jobs of the future in demand at Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct

Asia Pacific’s emerging innovation hub, the Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct (GCHKP) will generate demand for ...

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Building knowledge and skills

There will always be a need for postgraduate business qualifications, but in a crowded market, where does the MBA fit in? ...

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WA uni students flocking to healthcare courses as enrollments more than double over 12 years

Growing numbers of students are flocking to study healthcare courses at WA universities, an analysis of enrolment trends ...

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School squeeze

Melbourne’s skyrocketing population is putting enormous pressure of the state’s education system. ...

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Is high school becoming more daunting?

New data from The Good Schools Guide regarding Year 7 enrolments has revealed the top growth areas in metropolitan Melbourne ...

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The ‘easiest and the hardest’ university courses to get into in 2017

As this year’s round of new graduates start the process of applying to universities around the country, a lot of ...

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City school-leavers look to future in agriculture

Georgia Osborne did not grow up on a farm, nor did she seriously consider studying agriculture when she was in high school. ...

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Good Education Group appears in UK publication

Studies in Australia (SIA) has further solidified its place within the international education sphere by featuring in UK ...

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University overseas: Why you should consider studying abroad

A recent study found that 33% of students studying overseas were inspired through an appetite for adventure. A further 26% ...

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Working as a surveyor in Australia

There has never been a better time to be a surveyor in Australia. Rapid growth in job openings (5,001 and 10,000 over the 5 ...

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USQ comments on student completion rates

The University of Southern Queensland has labelled a Federal Government report showing the university’s low completion ...

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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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