• 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.

  • The highest ranked Australian university

    The University of Melbourne is Australia's highest ranked university and the 3rd highest in Asia Pacific. We have a diverse range of world-class educational institutions that already collaborate with industry – both locally and internationally – and are experienced at establishing global partnerships.

    We're home to some of Australia's world-renowned universities such as Monash University, Deakin University, RMIT, Swinburne University and La Trobe University.

  • 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.

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    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.

    Every year around 36,000 international students from 116 countries arrive in Melbourne 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 the highest ranked university in Australia and the third highest in the Asia Pacific region.4

Our highly ranked universities with experience in global partnerships include:

  • The 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.

Each year approximately 36,000 students from 116 countries arrive in Victoria 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

Source:

  1. Economist Intelligence Unit, Global Talent Index
  2. ABS, cat. no. 6227.0, Nov 2015
  3. Department of Education, 2014 Award Course Completions
  4. Times Higher Education World Ranking 2015-16
  5. ABS, Census 2011, Community Profile