Submission on the Job-ready Graduates Package exposure draft legislation consultation
IGEA has made a submission to the Department of Education, Skills and Employment on its consultation on the Job-ready Graduates Package exposure draft legislation.
In our submission, we have outlined our general support for policies that incentivise and enable more young Australians to study STEM-related fields, which are not only essential for the future of Australia’s ambitious and growing high-tech video games industry, but are essential for the modernisation of Australia’s economy into one that is innovative and digitally-enabled.
To the extent that the proposed reforms will open up university places and reduce the cost for students seeking to study maths, IT, engineering and science courses, we are supportive. We also urge the Government to incentivise and keep costs low for the creative arts, noting that in our industry graduates of creative arts often go into highly tech-focussed and versatile roles including digital artists, digital designers and animators.