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Risks and rewards: when is vocational education a good alternative to higher education?

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by Andrew Norton and Ittima Cherastidtham

Some university students with low school results would be better off doing vocational education instead. Vocational diplomas in construction, engineering, and commerce typically lead to higher incomes than many low-ATAR uni graduates are likely to earn, especially those with degrees in science and humanities.

  • Danielle Wood

    Chief Executive Officer

    Danielle Wood

    Danielle is the CEO of the Grattan Institute. She has published extensively on economic reform priorities, budget policy, tax reform, generational inequality and reforming political institutions. She is a sought-after media commentator and speaker on policy issues.

    Danielle previously worked at the ACCC, NERA Economic Consulting and the Productivity Commission. She holds an Honours degree in Economics from the University of Adelaide and Masters degrees in Economics and Competition Law, from the University of Melbourne.

    Danielle is the National President of the Economic Society of Australia and co-founder and former Chair of the Women in Economics Network.

 

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