National Skills Commission

The seven crucial ways university students think about getting a job

By Dawn Bennett, Paul Koshy, Ian Li and Lizzie Knight

Now more than ever, success in the Australian labour market requires a post-compulsory education – either at university or TAFE – with the National Skills Commission estimating that nine in ten jobs created over the five years to 2026 will require a post-compulsory qualification. Increasingly, this entry level qualification is a bachelor degree, with 50