In the news: Job-ready Graduates

Posted in News on 22 May 2024

DASSH President Nick Bisley has been interviewed in a recent article for the Australian Financial Review.

Nick said the Job-ready Graduates scheme has not succeeded in turning students away from studying arts degrees but the scheme remains flawed.

There hasn’t been a drop-off in the number of students doing arts and humanities, but we are anxious about the impact student debt is having on disadvantaged and low-socioeconomic students.

Despite sector wide calls for an end to JRG the Labor government maintained the Coalition-era policy in its last budget. DASSH has been urging the government to implement urgently needed reform of JRG to prevent thousands of students from continuing to be unfairly penalised with higher fees.

Read the full article here. (Paywall)