Graduate students


11 Jan 2019

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...


Medium-term graduate outcomes
2 Nov 2018

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).


29 Apr 2018

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

1 Mar 2018

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...

Journal article

15 Jan 2018


When I first began working with electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs), the conversation in libraries appeared to revolve around open access and publication embargoes. It seemed to me that the primary task for scholarly communication librarians in this area was to broaden...


11 Jan 2018

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.


20 Dec 2017

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

Discussion paper

30 Oct 2017

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...


2 Jun 2017

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


4 Apr 2017

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...


28 Nov 2016


Our analysis shows that:

in Level 1 and 2 certificates, there was an increase in the proportion of graduates in the Mixed field programme field. Both the introduction of increased literacy and numeracy requirements and the changes in provision via the...

Fact sheet

31 Mar 2016

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...


8 Mar 2016

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,...


1 Mar 2016

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,...


19 Feb 2016

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...


26 Jan 2016

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.


Our analysis shows that:

the distribution of graduates at Level 1 and 2...


1 May 2015

This report presents findings of a study of the policy context around higher education institution (HEI) mobility in eight APEC economies – China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, the Philippines, Singapore and Viet Nam. The report provides insights into different policy contexts gathered from desktop research...


9 Nov 2014

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...

Journal article

15 Feb 2014

Today's graduates need the skills to enable them to 'persevere in the face of complexity and unresolvability' (McWilliam and Haukka 2008: 660), and to respond creatively in work environments that are increasingly dependent on digital technologies (Cunningham 2006). However, although many higher education institutions (HEIs)...


1 Jan 2014

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...



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