Universities and industry collaborate
Melbourne's universities are globally recognised for their strong culture of collaboration between industry and government – locally, throughout Australia and internationally.
Research, training and education opportunities include university curriculum, scholarships, internships and facilitating an environment for skilled research talent – projects that provide industry access to Australia's best research talent and foster highly skilled, work-ready graduates.
Australia's most educated state
Victoria is the most educated state in Australia. Over half of all Victorians aged between 15-64 hold a post-secondary qualification, and over a quarter hold a university degree – the highest proportion in Australia. In its Global Talent Index the EIU ranks Australia 2nd in Asia Pacific, and globally we are ranked 6th. Our graduates enter the workforce as highly skilled, business savvy, multilingual and culturally aware professionals – ideally placing us to collaborate with global partners on any scale.
Commercially oriented graduates, 2014
State Natural and Physical Sciences Information Technology Engineering and Related Technologies Management and Commerce VIC 7,449 4253 5,661 31,354 NSW 5,972 3,536 5,750 29,986 QLD 3,521 2,186 3,249 15,268 WA 3,513 933 2,431 9,735 SA 1,364 457 1,869 6,569 TAS 390 372 274 936 ACT 946 403 241 2,907 NT 78 21 50 148
Source: Department of Education, 2014 Award course completions.
Australia’s largest pool of commercial graduates
We produce one-third of Australia's graduates and have the most university course completions in natural and physical sciences, ICT, management and commerce.
Finding great talent has never been easier – our commercial graduates enter the workforce equipped with a competitive advantage, ready to collaborate and establish global relationships.
Over one million Asian and European speakers
Our English language teacher training excellence is built on decades of experience in meeting the diverse English language needs of migrants, visitors, international students and global partners – including government and industry.
Around 32,000 international students from 116 countries arrive in Melbourne each year to experience our world-renowned English language courses.
Victoria is Australia's most talented and educated state.
Our deep talent pool of highly skilled, business savvy, multilingual and culturally aware professionals place us with an international competitive advantage to collaborate and develop global commercial relationships – on any scale.
The Economist Intelligence Unit ranks Australia 2nd in the Asia Pacific region in its Global Talent Index – and globally – Victoria is ranked 13th in the world.1
We produce resilient, work-ready graduates and over half of all Victorians aged between 15-64 hold a post-secondary qualification, and over a quarter hold a university degree – the highest proportion of all the Australian states.2
We generate approximately one-third of Australia's graduates from key disciplines and have more university course completions than any other state in natural and physical sciences, information and communications technology, and management and commerce.3
A diverse range of Victoria's world-class educational institutions have established important collaborative partnerships with industry and government – both locally and across the world.
The University of Melbourne is Australia's highest ranked university4 and the 3rd highest in the Oceania region. Monash University also appears in the region’s top 100.The University of Melbourne is the highest ranked university in Australia and the third highest in the Asia Pacific region.
Our highly ranked universities with experience in global partnerships include:
- University of Melbourne
- Monash University
- La Trobe University
- Victoria University
- Deakin University
- RMIT University
- Swinburne University of Technology
- Federation University
- MCD University of Divinity.
Victoria's English language teacher training excellence is built on decades of experience in meeting the diverse English language needs of migrants, visitors, international students and partners including governments and industries.
Approximately 32,000 students from 116 countries arrive in Victoria each year to experience our world-renowned English language programs (English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students – ELICOS).
Melbourne has a long tradition of immigration from all over the world. A diverse range of European and Asian speakers contribute to the incredible linguistic diversity in Melbourne today. There are over:
- 480,000 Asian language speakers
- 550,000 European language speakers
- 230 languages and dialects.5
- Economist Intelligence Unit, Global Talent Index
- ABS, cat. no. 6227.0, Nov 2015
- Department of Education, 2014 Award Course Completions
- Times Higher Education World Ranking 2015-16
- ABS, Census 2011, Community Profile