38% of Australian graduates are working part-time

Last decade has seen a rise of 17 percent in the number of university leavers. Australian graduates are increasingly settling for part-time employment after graduation as a flood of job seekers.

  • Between 2009 and 2016 domestic undergraduate enrolments grew by 33%.
  • Booming economy transforms in to short queues so employers take whoever they can get [but] the huge increase in graduates since the introduction of the demand-driven system just means the queue gets bigger.
  • International education remains Australia’s third largest export – just behind iron ore and coal.