A case for short courses

Until now at least

“The Job-ready Graduates Package has created 30,000 new university places and 50,000 new short course places this year alone. These new places are designed to create more opportunities for Australians to gain the skills and qualifications they need to help drive Australia’s economic recovery from the pandemic,” Education Minister Alan Tudge said yesterday.

Presumably  the “short course places” he mentions are in the Undergraduate Certificate category which is set to be abolished at year end, unless state and federal ministers agree to keeping it. Sean Brawley (Macquarie U) explains in CMM here.  That the minister mentions them might be a positive sign, unless it isn’t.