Job-ready Graduates Package legislation received Royal Assent

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On Tuesday 27 October 2020, the Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd) provided Royal Assent to the Job-ready Graduates Package (the package) to become law. The changes will deliver more job-ready graduates in the disciplines and regions where they are needed most and help drive the nation's economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Under the package, Government university funding of $18 billion in 2020 will grow to $20 billion by 2024. The package will create up to 30,000 new university places, and 50,000 new short course places by 2021 and provide additional support for students in regional and remote Australia.

For more information visit Job-ready Graduates Package.