The Northern Territory news Mon 29 Aug 2016
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10 NEWS MONDAY AUGUST 29 2016 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 CHARLES Darwin University has ranked among Australias top universities for graduate employability and earnings, a new survey of tertiary institutions has revealed. It has been awarded five stars in both criteria, earning it a place in the top 20 per cent of Australian institutions, according to The Good Universities Guide 2017 released today by the Good Education Group. Of CDU graduates, 82 per cent were working full time within four months. This employment rate was beaten only by Charles Sturt University and the University of Southern Queensland, which tied for the top spot on 84 per cent. CDU also had a median graduate salary of $60,000 better than or equal to all but the University of Western Australia, which had a $63,000 median salary. CDU also emerged as a frontrunner in a number of specific fields, boasting the top employment rate or median salary across six. Under 9s children compete at the 2016 NT Surf Life Saving championships at Mindil Beach in Darwin Picture: HELEN ORR THE sun was out, the energy was high and the cheering could be heard a long way away as competitors from far and wide competed in the 2016 NT Surf Life Saving Championships. The two-day competition included about 130 individual competitors who swam in races, sprints and rescues. Surf Life Saving NT executive officer Samantha Farrow said the weekend competition was a success. The champion club from the weekend was Darwin SLSC, followed by Gove Peninsula, Mindil Beach and Broome SLSC, she said. Darwin SLSC competitor Fletcher Scanlan won first place in the Under 9 Boys surf race. My favourite thing about surf life saving is paddling on the boards, Fletcher said. My dad does it too, so I started when I was two or three years old. The eight-year-old took home multiple medals from the weekend and said it was good to be around his friends. PHILLIPPA BUTT Nippers hit the beach for hot competition CDU top of class MELANIE BURGESS Its law graduates were the best paid in Australia, with a median salary of $73,000. Its teaching graduates also shared top spot with Edith Cowan University, at $62,000. In terms of graduate employment rates, it was the best university for engineering graduates (96 per cent full time in four months), humanities, culture and social sciences graduates (81 per cent), psychology graduates (73 per cent), and science and maths (79 per cent). Good Education Group chief executive Chris Lester said graduate salaries and fulltime employment outcomes were key factors for students when considering universities. In this economic environment, students want to be assured that they will have every chance of finding a well-paid, secure job once they have completed their studies, and Charles Darwin University is certainly delivering in this area, he said. The guide provides the only independent star performance ratings of Australian undergraduate courses and providers. Land all the candidates you want in one go. Weve joined forces with Australias #1 employment site. So when you place a job ad* in our papers youll get a listing on SEEK as well. W I T HBook now at 08 8944 9999 *Conditions apply.