New data released by the South Australia Tertiary Admissions Centre shows that the number of placement offers made by South Australian universities over the last year has increased by over 5 per cent.


“Skills Australia has forecast that by 2025 a third of all jobs will require a minimum of a bachelor degree qualification. To meet that demand for highly skilled workers, Labor is ensuring everyone who is eligible can access a place at Australian universities,” Minister for Tertiary Education Senator Chris Evans said.


The demand for jobs that require a bachelor degree or above in South Australia is expected to outstrip those of traditional trades in 2015.

“The increasing need for high skilled workers underlines the importance of the Gillard Government’s decision to remove the limits on university places,” Senator Evans said.

“Creating a skilled workforce is an important economic reform which we are well on our way to delivering.

“A university education is a ticket to a better working future for individuals, families and communities; and it helps us secure higher productivity and higher living standards over the longer term.