Enrolments in education degrees surge upward as new Job Ready changes kick in

by Freya Lucas

March 29, 2021

The number of students enrolling in University to study education in 2021 has grown compared with last year, with speculation that the lower fees for priority courses could be a contributing factor. 


Data provided by 25 Australian universities shows a five per cent increase in total enrolments compared to the same period last year, while enrolments of new students are up almost 11,000 or 7 per cent.


Federal Minister for Education and Youth Alan Tudge said the biggest increases in new enrolments have been in courses made cheaper under the Morrison Government’s Job-ready Graduates package, including education.


“The Job-ready Graduates package is all about encouraging Australians to study the courses where we know they are most likely to get a job,” Mr Tudge said.


“This year more first year students are enrolling in education, science, agriculture, IT, and engineering – areas where the jobs of the future will be.”


More information about Job Ready Graduates, and how this policy affects fees for education courses, is available here