• Researchers in a laboratory working a discovery

    Australia is one of the top ranked countries for global talent

    Victoria has a highly skilled, business savvy, multilingual and culturally aware pool of professional talent.  INSEAD ranks Australia second in the Asia Pacific region in its Global Talent Index. Globally we are ranked 6th in the world.1 Victoria is the most educated state in Australia. Over half of all Victorians aged 15-74 hold a post-secondary qualification and over a quarter have a university degree - the highest proportion of all Australian states.2

  • The highest ranked Australian university

    The University of Melbourne is the highest ranked university in Australia and the third highest in Asia-Pacific.3 We also produce highly skilled talent from a diverse range of world-class institutions, including the University of Melbourne, Monash University, La Trobe University, Victoria University, Deakin University, RMIT University, Swinburne University of Technology, Federation University and MCD University of Divinity.

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    Universities and industry collaborate

    Victorian universities are known for a strong culture of collaboration with industry. Together they collaborate on research, training and education opportunities (university curriculum, the provision of scholarships, internships and facilitating an environment for skilled research talent) to foster a mutually-beneficial relationship that produces a deep pool of resilient, work-ready graduates. It provides industry access to the country's best research talent.

  • Commercially oriented graduates, 2014

    State Natural and Physical Sciences Information Technology Engineering and Related Technologies Management and Commerce
    VIC 7,449 4253 5,661 31,354
    NSW 5,972 3,536 5,750 29,986
    QLD 3,521 2,186 3,249 15,268
    WA 3,513 933 2,431 9,735
    SA 1,364 457 1,869 6,569
    TAS 390 372 274 936
    ACT 946 403 241 2,907
    NT 78 21 50 148

    Source: Department of Education, 2014 Award course completions

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    Top location for commercial graduates

    Victoria produces a deep pool of resilient, work-ready graduates. We generate approximately one third of Australia's graduates from key disciplines. We have more university course completions that any other state in natural and physical sciences, information and communications technology, as well as management and commerce.4 It's a fact that makes finding great talent simpler and faster. Victoria is Australia's most talented state.

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    Over one million Asian and European speakers

    Melbourne has a long tradition of immigration from all over the world. A diverse range of European and Asian speakers contribute to the incredible linguistic diversity in Melbourne today.

    There are over 600,000 Asian language speakers, over 500,000 European language speakers (other than English), and over 260 languages and dialects spoken in Melbourne.6

Victoria has a highly skilled, business savvy, multilingual and culturally aware pool of professional talent.

Australia is one of the top ranked countries for talent in the world. INSEAD ranks Australia second in the Asia Pacific region in its Global Talent Index. Globally we are ranked 6th in the world.1

Victoria is the most highly educated state in Australia. Over half of all Victorians aged 15-74 hold some form of post secondary qualifications. A quarter of all Victorians aged 15-74 have a university degree - the highest proportion of all Australian states - making Victoria one of the most highly educated states in Australia.2

The University of Melbourne is the highest ranked university in Australia and the third highest in Asia Pacific3 and Monash University has the largest student body of all Australian universities. These are just two reasons why Victoria produces significant numbers of high quality talent.

In addition to the University of Melbourne, we also produce highly skilled talent from a diverse range of world-class institutions, including Monash University, La Trobe University, Victoria University, Deakin University, RMIT University, Swinburne University, Federation University and University of Divinity.

All Victorian universities hold strong bonds with industry. It's a beneficial relationship that produces a deep pool of resilient, work-ready graduates and provides industry with access to the best skilled research talent in the country. We generate approximately one third of Australia's graduates from key disciplines.4

In 2016, Victoria attracted over 2,081,000 international students, or over 30 per cent of the national total. Of the 1,086,904 international higher education students studying in Victoria, over 403,000 (34 per cent of the national total) are from China and over 185,000 (42 per cent of the national total) are from India. This large international student base comprises over 100,000 foreign language speakers, including speakers from across the Asia Pacific.5

In addition, Melbourne has a thriving community of quality multilingual and culturally aware professionals. Over 260 languages and dialects are spoken in Melbourne with over 600,000 Asian language and 500,000 European language speakers (other than English).6


Source:

  1. INSEAD, Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2017
  2. ABS, cat. no. 6227.0, May 2016.
  3. Times Higher Education World Ranking 2016-17
  4. Department of Education, 2015 Award Course Completions.
  5. Department of Education, International Student Data, Basic Pivot table 2014-2017, Jul 2017.
  6. ABS, Census 2016, Community Profile.