Is now the right time to start uni?
The truth is, if you’re looking to advance your career or prepare yourself for the jobs of the future, now is definitely the right time to start.
The Australian Government is predicting over 1,176,000 more jobs by November 2026, with over half (52%) of that growth coming from people with a bachelor degree or higher.
Why do I need a uni degree?
It’s no secret that uni degrees are the new normal for job seekers but, the truth is, jobs of the 21st century usually demand a university education because they require more creativity, are more challenging, and involve less chimney soot than some of the cruddy jobs of yesteryear.
The chart below shows projected employment growth to November 2026 (in thousands), by major occupational group and skill level. Everything above skill level 5 indicates a job that requires more than secondary schooling (or Certificate 1 base level training).