ATAR cut-offs to soar without more uni places to meet surging demand

Australian Tertiary Admission Rank cut-offs for popular university courses are expected to soar next year unless surging demand from domestic students is met with an increase in places.

Amid a weak job market and fewer traineeships due to the COVID-driven recession, universities warn students turned away from education face a lifetime of diminished prospects and want the government to increase funding for domestic students so they can offer more spots.

Published 17 Jun 2020 by The Age

Cost of priority degrees to be slashed, some fees to soar in funding overhaul

Fees for university courses in health, teaching and science will be cut while the cost of popular humanities, law and commerce degrees will soar under sweeping changes to higher education funding aimed at producing graduates for high-priority employment areas.

Published 18 Jun 2020 by The Age