Graduate outcomes

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Graduate students
Post-graduation
NARROWER TERMS
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Do humanities graduates have the same job prospects as science graduates?

Chair of the Group of Eight research universities Margaret Gardner has criticised the Federal Government for ignoring the evidence on which degrees lead to jobs, as it cuts university student fees for science courses and doubles them for social sciences and humanities in a bid...
Report

Mind the (graduate gender pay) gap

This report looks at the scale of the gender pay gap between male and female graduates and the factors that may influence this. It finds the overall graduate gender pay gap is not wholly accounted for by subject of study, type of university attended, prior...
Report

Equity in postgraduate education in Australia: widening participation or widening the gap?

This report provides direction for the Australian higher education sector to improve postgraduate outcomes for equity group students, as higher degrees become an expectation of employment advancement.
Report

Why did young people’s incomes decline?

This report provides an in-depth analysis of how income sources evolved between 2001 and 2018 for various age groups, and why. It shows the main driver behind lower incomes for young people is falling wage income.
Working paper

The career effects of labour market conditions at entry

This paper explores the effects of labour market conditions at graduation on an individual’s work‑life over the following decade.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Christopher Pyne's claim that graduates earn more is overblown

Education Minister Christopher Pyne claims university students have a less than 1 per cent unemployment rate and, over a lifetime, earn 75 per cent more than those who don't go to university.
Report

Leveraging the skills of social sciences and humanities graduates

This report briefly reviews existing research on emerging employer needs and employment prospects for university graduates (particularly in social sciences and humanities), before mapping out approaches that aim to support graduates’ transition into employment.
Report

‘Mind the Gap!’ Exploring the post-graduation outcomes and employment mobility of individuals who are first in their family to complete a university degree

This one-year study explored how learners intersected by a range of equity categories entered the employment market and how individuals experienced this entry qualitatively. Adopting a mixed methods approach, the study analysed statistics related to post-graduation outcomes for the general student population, comparing them to...
Report

Universities in Australia: attitudes and challenges

This ANUpoll report addresses attitudes on whether universities are preparing Australians for the workforce; whether universities are still places to debate controversial ideas; and whether universities play a pivotal role in educating people from disadvantaged or regional backgrounds.
Report

The future of work for Australian graduates

This report documents the new challenges faced by Australian university graduates in finding jobs that are stable, rewarding, and uitilise their newly-developed skills. The report was prepared in conjunction with Graduate Careers Australia.