It’s a question you’d have thought answered by now, but there are still many questions unanswered about how much schooling in Australia costs.
The average Australian education costs $24,000 a year, or $1,400 more than the national average, according to a report from the National Centre for Education Statistics.
That’s despite the fact that Australians are still spending much more on education than people in many other developed nations, according a 2016 OECD study.
The OECD estimated that spending on education has been increasing in most OECD countries, but Australia is one of the few that hasn’t.
The cost of higher education varies widely depending on your school and your choice of institution.
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, enrolment rates for the year ending June 2017 in the state of NSW were 63.9 per cent, or about 2.5 million students, the lowest in the nation.
In Tasmania, enrolments were 76.9 percent, or around 2.6 million students.
And in Victoria, enrols were 82.2 per cent at the end of June, or 2.9 million students in the State’s higher education system.
But while enrolments have been falling in the country, enrolements in the sector are on the rise.
There are now more than 10,000 full-time enrolments in tertiary education in Australia, up from about 8,000 in the year 2000, according the Education Policy Institute.
And enrolments are up in the other states of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), the Northern Territory (NT), and Western Australia (WA).
But the report also points out that while enrolment in higher education is on the increase, the costs vary considerably.
While enrolment costs vary by state, the overall average cost of attending a tertiary institution in Australia is about $12,200 a year for students aged 25 and over, according for the Australian Institute of Educational and Training (AIFT).
The average cost per year for enrolments for students between 15 and 24 is about half that amount, according AIFT, which is higher than many other OECD countries.
The biggest cost, according with the report, is in tertiaries, where enrolments per student have risen to about $10,200 in Western Australia, about $9,400 in New South Wales, and about $7,000 for Victoria.
But the costs for students under 25 in NSW, which was also ranked highly, are significantly lower than in other states.
And while enrolles in the ACT have risen in the past decade, they have also been increasing, with enrolments up by about 12 per cent over the same period in New England and the North, according of the Commonwealth Institute.
“Despite this, tertiary enrolments continue to fall in all states and territories, and remain significantly lower in some states than they were in previous years,” according to the report.
The costs of education have been rising rapidly over the past few decades, and there are few countries that haven’t seen an increase in enrolments.
The Australian Bureau for Statistics (ABS) has been collecting data on the cost of education for more than 30 years, but the data has often not been released for more recent years, and often has not been updated.
It’s not surprising then that some countries that do release data have also seen a drop in enrolment, according in the report published by the OECD.
For example, the cost per student for students at the most prestigious Australian universities has fallen by $1.4 million since 2000, when it was $24.5.
However, enrolles at some of the country’s less prestigious institutions have been increasing.
“It is important to note that we have not seen the increase in terties as a whole in the OECD data, and we cannot exclude that some institutions have seen more than their fair share of enrolments fall,” the report said.
The main reason is that the number of students attending universities has increased in many countries.
As more people enter the workforce and the demand for higher education increases, institutions have to keep up with the demand.
And with the OECDs report, Australia may finally see the cost for education increase.
It also noted that many countries in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) have also experienced growth in their tertiary institutions.
“These trends suggest that tertiary educational institutions are continuing to expand, and are likely to continue to do so,” the OECD said.
And the OECD did say that it expects that the cost will increase for students entering the workforce.