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You’re on the Pathway Leading to Graduate Employment

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James Cook University has received a five star rating for Graduate Employability


We are very proud to announce that James Cook University (JCU) has received a five star rating for employability, as published by The Good Universities Guide 2017.

With an ‘Overall Employment’ rate of 75 per cent, JCU is among the top 20 per cent of Australian universities in terms of employability.

This figure not only confirms that our graduates are employer-preferred but puts JCU Brisbane ahead of major Brisbane universities; QUT, UQ, Griffith and ACU.

Here at JCU Brisbane we are proud to see these results reflect the positive impact our student support services, Joblinx and The Learning Centre, have on graduate employability.

JCU Brisbane Campus Director, Kevin Anderson, was pleased with the employment rating and thinks the result can only improve as more students engage in the campus’ support services.

“Employability is an important representation of our university’s success, especially in a job market which is competitive and constricting.

“We are proud of these results and excited to be employer-preferred.

“We want this success to continue and this is why we resource and continue to drive engagement in both Joblinx and The Learning Centre, I hope all students recognise the important link between participation, skill growth and opportunities.”

JCU also achieved a five star rating for ‘Learner Engagement’. For JCU Brisbane Associate Dean – Academic Services & Student Experience, Dr Ashley Orth, this was welcome feedback.

“This is a wonderful reflection on our dedicated academic team, who not only practice inclusive teaching but make every attempt to engage students with the subject materials.”

“We know from this rating that our students do feel prepared in their studies and also feel a sense of belonging to our institution.”

Congratulations to all of our students and staff who have contributed to this wonderful accolade for our progressive and modern university.


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