At every Australian university, safety and wellbeing is a top priority.
Universities Australia works actively to help support all member universities to enhance efforts at each institution and at the sector level to keep students and staff safe.
Higher education continues to unlock employment and economic advancement. This is especially so for Indigenous university graduates, who typically outperform their non-Indigenous peers in graduate labour market outcomes – meaning there is no employment gap for university graduates.
The ISEP design process is an opportunity to acknowledge and support the role a university education plays in positive employment outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
There is a critical link between university-based health professions education and future health workforce formation. Through this link, universities make a significant contribution to Australia’s health professional workforce. This workforce provides care across health, aged care and disability services.
This submission is comprised of two parts. Part 1 is our overarching submission addressing the range of issues pertinent to the university sector. Part 2 responds to the recommendations relevant to the university sector made in the Joint Standing Committee on Migration’s Interim Report for this inquiry.
Universities Australia Chief Executive Catriona Jackson today welcomed the announcement that New South Wales will begin to safely return offshore international students to Australian universities this December.
Despite the impact of COVID-19, the graduate employment market remains strong with 88.9 per cent of graduates in full-time work three years after completing their studies.