More University Places


A Shorten Labor Government will uncap university places – ensuring around 200,000 more Australians will get access to a university education over the next decade.

The Liberals put an effective cap on the number of student places when they cut $2.2 billion from universities in December 2017.

The limit on places means thousands of Australians will miss out on university. Labor doesn’t think that’s fair, so we will abolish the cap.

Nine in ten jobs created in the coming years will need a university or TAFE qualification.

Labor wants Australia to be a country with a strong economy, and secure, decently paid jobs. That’s why, unlike the Liberals, we will make investment in education a top priority.

Labor uncapped student places back in 2008, which by 2016 had seen an extra 220,000 students get the opportunity of a university education. Many of these students were the first in their family to attend university.

We will pay for this by making multinationals pay their fair share and closing tax loopholes used by the top end of town.