Extract from an Australian Newspaper article – Thursday, 1st November 2018
“This is an all too common story these days which is concerning the Productivity Commission after students flooded institutions in the wake of “uncapped” student place funding.
The lowering ATAR requirements to increase the number of University places, is one of the areas where the Productivity Commission is examining the potential failure of over-attended universities to deliver job-ready students in “a world of uncapped demand”.
This is not the case with Patrick Careers Academy (formerly St Patrick’s Business College) where currently, 90% of our students looking for work, have already gained employment with our many regular Career Partners including, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Clayton Utz, EY, Allens Linklaters, Crown Solicitors Office, King & Wood Mallesons, Gilbert + Tobin to name but a few.
Nearly all of these Employers provide the most amazing career opportunities because of their size and diversity, their Graduate Traineeship Programs, employee benefits, ongoing staff support which include sporting activities, charity work and staff social activities, all happening close to the Sydney CBD.
Better still, our Graduates can earn $45-$55k after only 40 weeks study!
As the oldest Vocational College in NSW, Patrick Careers Academy also believes that there is always a strong case for Year 12 school leavers to pursue a University Degree but for some students, whether they are in Year 10, Year 11 or finishing Year 12, a University pathway may not be their choice right now, so Patrick Careers Academy offers a great alternative.
Our Diplomas of Business, Business Administration or Diploma of Hospitality Management will provide student with a complete set of transferrable skills and job opportunities, regardless of the career path they choose to take and, if they do decide to go to University later, they will still gain credit transfers from their Diploma to a Degree should they choose this pathway in future.