Graduate outcomes

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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...

The economic impact of the Regional Universities Network

RUN universities contribute an additional $1.7 billion to Australia’s economy. Seven out of ten RUN graduates will go on to work in a regional area.

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...
Technical report

Student outcomes survey: self-reported graduate model review

Respondents to the National Student Outcomes Survey include a number of students who were surveyed as subject completers but self-identify as graduates. These students are classified into a group based on a logistic model that predicts the eligibility of a student being a graduate, based...

What did they do? The field of study of domestic graduates 2008-2016

This report analyses the field of study of domestic graduates in the New Zealand tertiary education system between 2008 and 2016.

2017 Graduate Outcomes Survey: national report

This survey report indicates that while there was a shift to full-time employment among undergraduates in 2017, over the longer term there has been a pronounced trend towards part-time employment among graduates, in part, reflecting trends among the wider workforce.
Discussion paper

Complaints about the supervision of postgraduate students: discussion paper

This project arose from the steady number of complaints the NSW Ombudsman has received over many years about postgraduate supervision in NSW universities. These complaints can be complex and take time and resources to examine. They often also have a personal aspect which makes them...

Ki he lelei taha: Tālanoa mei he kaliloa of successful Tongan graduates

Tonga reputably has the highest per capita number of PhDs in the world; this indicates the high value placed on formal education by Tongans. At the same time, many Tongans, especially those living in New Zealand, are amongst those seen as ‘failures’ of the education...

My journey into the unknown: exploring the experiences of Tongan graduates in New Zealand today and the Quarter Life Crisis

After completing a Bachelor’s degree, I had little success in finding a job which matched my field of study. I thought this situation was unique to me until I found that quite a few of my Tongan and other Pacific graduate friends were in the...

Future prospects of law graduates

This report found there was a need for empirical rigour in scoping what was happening to law students after they graduated.

2016 Employer satisfaction survey: national report

The Employer Satisfaction Survey (ESS) is the first national survey that directly links the experiences of graduates to the views of their direct supervisors. The ESS is undertaken on a systematic basis by asking employed graduates who participated in the Graduate Outcomes Survey (GOS) four...

Australia's STEM workforce

A new report by the Office of the Chief Scientist provides the first detailed analysis of Australia’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) trained workforce. By investigating the demographics, industries, occupations and salaries of STEM workers, the report is a valuable resource for students, teachers...

2015 Student experience survey: national report

Executive summary The Student Experience Survey (SES) was originally developed as the University Experience Survey (UES) in 2011, to provide a national architecture for collecting feedback on key facets of the higher education student experience and, in doing so, obtain important data on the levels...

Investigating the relationship between equity and graduate outcomes in Australia

Australian higher education equity policy focusses mostly on access and participation with the implicit assumption that disadvantage will be ameliorated through educational achievement. Less is known as to whether patterns of disadvantage continue post-completion. In a context in which graduate employability is becoming an important...
Fact sheet

The post-study earnings and destinations of young domestic graduates

This series of factsheets and associated data tables provide information on the outcomes for young people who complete a qualification at a tertiary education provider in the New Zealand tertiary education system. This series of factsheets and associated data tables provide information on the outcomes...

Labour market outcomes of Australian university graduates from equity groups

The Australian higher education sector has had a number of changes in the recent past. Notably, the Bradley (2008) Review of Australian Higher Education had recommended an increase in higher education access and completion by individuals from equity groups or backgrounds. Since the Bradley Review...

What did they do? The field of study of domestic graduates 2011-2014

This report analyses the New Zealand Standard Classification of Education field of study of domestic graduates from the New Zealand tertiary education system between 2011 and 2014. Summary Our analysis shows that: