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.
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.
Survey

2019 Graduate Outcomes Survey – Longitudinal

The 2019 Graduate Outcomes Survey – Longitudinal (GOS-L) measures the medium-term outcomes of higher education graduates based on a cohort analysis of graduates who responded to the 2016 Graduate Outcomes Survey (GOS). This report provides high level results from the GOS-L 2019.
Report

Risks and rewards: when is vocational education a good alternative to higher education?

This report argues that a good tertiary education system steers prospective students towards courses that increase their employment opportunities and minimise their risks, and that Australia’s post-school system does not always achieve this goal.
Report

Beyond graduation: long-term socioeconomic outcomes amongst equity students

This report aims to address the trajectories of post-graduation outcomes of students from different equity groups, and to offer new policy insights for Australia.
Discussion paper

Aligning student outcomes with the future of work environment

The push towards digital and automation has disrupted many sectors and traditional workplace models, creating a need for new skills. This demand for new skills however has worked only to widen the gap between what employers are expecting and what universities are providing. This paper...
Book

Understanding Oceania: celebrating the University of the South Pacific and its collaboration with the Australian National University

This book is inspired by the University of the South Pacific, the leading institution of higher education in the Pacific Islands region. It celebrates the collaboration of USP with the Australian National University in research, doctoral training, teaching and joint activities.
Report

Employment and study outcomes after graduation: an Australian higher education equity perspective

Higher education policy in Australia has contributed to positive outcomes for equity groups, in terms of facilitating access, participation and completion of university. This study looks at post-degree employment and study outcomes for graduates in Australia.
Report

2018 student experience survey national report

This report reflects the experiences of around 194,000 undergraduate students and 89,000 postgraduate coursework students from Australian universities and non-university higher education institutions.
Report

2018 Graduate Outcomes Survey: national report

The 2018 GOS was primarily conducted as a national online survey among 102 higher education institutions including all 41 Table A and B universities and 61 Non-University Higher Education Institutions (NUHEIs). A total of 120,564 valid survey responses were collected across all study levels, representing...
Report

2018 Graduate Outcomes Survey – Longitudinal

The 2018 Graduate Outcomes Survey – Longitudinal (GOS-L) measures the medium-term outcomes of higher education graduates based on a cohort analysis of graduates who responded to the 2015 Australian Graduate Survey (AGS).
Journal article

Expectations of field supervisors in Kenya: implications for community-based human service practicums

Community-based learning (CBL), which provides opportunities for undergraduate students to develop disciplinary and work-related knowledge and skills, is increasingly becoming an integral component of higher education. Similar to other countries, there is a widespread belief among employers in Kenya that there is a mismatch between...
Report

Jobs and productivity effects of the Regional Universities Network

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) engaged the Nous Group to undertake analysis on the effects of the RUN on jobs and productivity in regional Australia. This short report presents these results, which demonstrate the capacity of the RUN to educate and place graduates in jobs...