Graduate Completions in Agriculture and Related Degrees from Australian Universities, 2001-2006

James Pratley, Les Copeland

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Abstract

The demand for graduates in agriculture is strong and is likely to remainstrong into the future. However the supply of agriculture graduates from Australian universities is well short of the market requirement. There is an estimated demand in excess of 2000 jobs per year for new graduates but a study by the Australian Council of Deans of Agriculture shows graduate completions below 800 and declining. This reflects the continuing decline in enrolments in agriculture courses in universities and graduate completions will continue to fall until at least 2011 even if there is a turnaround immediately in student enrolments. Such vacancies are being filled by less qualified professionals and the industry is less well serviced. Workforce issues have become a priority for the agriculture industry to address.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalFarm Policy Journal
Volume5
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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