Student entitlements 'need to be monitored'

Those with student banking accounts may be interested to learn that one expert has said monitoring of entitlements from the government is important.

In a piece for the Australian, tertiary education policy analyst at RMIT Gavin Moodie explained that there is a continuing risk that entitlements and employment demand are mismatched.

He noted that employers are interested in the knowledge, skills and quality of student banking customers and that they may seek to influence this to raise the standard of workers in their sector.

"Student entitlements are a significant change and the consequences of big and continuing mismatches between student and employment demand are serious, so close monitoring is warranted," he asserted.

Mr Moodie added that entitlements usually change in response to student demand, but that this is usually caused by the demand of employers as prospective graduates target sectors with good job prospects.

Earlier this month, international education consultant Alan Olsen told the Australian that more than 39 per cent of women between 25 and 34 years of age obtained tertiary qualifications between 2000 and 2009.

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