Agricultural education and damn stats II: Graduate employment and salaries

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Careers advice to students regarding opportunities in agriculture is commonly reported as negative despite employment prospects for graduates being significant in recent years. Given the confusion in the use of data about graduate completions, the Australian Council of Deans of Agriculture explored whether such confusion extended to graduate careers advice through the Graduate Destination Survey. In cooperation with Graduate Careers Australia, ACDA has undertaken an analysis which shows that there is a significant discrepency in the employment outcomes when agriculture and environment graduates are considered independently. Such data are usually combined and show employment levels much lower than actual for agriculture.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-55
Number of pages5
JournalAgricultural Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - May 2015


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