The Careers and Employability team have access to the Graduate Outcome Survey (GOS) conducted by Social Research Centre and funded by the Australian Government Department of Education.
The GOS is completed by graduates of Australian higher education institutions approximately four to six months after finishing studies. The GOS measure short-term employment outcomes including full time and part time employment rates by study area, median salaries by study area, skills utilisation, further study activities and graduate satisfaction.
Please contact us for further information or assistance in accessing this data.
Alternatively, the Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) website, funded by the Australian Department of Education provides the following information:
The ComparEd website provides individuals the ability to search and filter the QILT survey data.
Career Development is the "process of managing life, learning, work, leisure, and transitions across the lifespan in order to move towards a personally determined future."1
Career education and development at university is about providing ‘learning experiences aimed at building students’ personal and work-related knowledge, skills, and understanding so that they are empowered to make informed career decisions and constructively manage their own career pathways” (McCowan et al., 2017, p26)2 .
Graduate Employability is a "set of achievements – skills, understandings and personal attributes – that makes graduates more likely to gain employment and be successful in their chosen occupations, which benefits themselves, the workforce, the community and the economy" (Yorke, 2006, p8)3 .
Employability Skills are the skills required to gain employment and may be transferred from one situation to another. They are often referred to as transferrable, generic, or soft skills.
1 CICA. (2019). Professional Standards for Australian Career Development Practitioners.
2 McCowan, C., McKenzie, M., & Shah, M. (2017). Career Education and Development: A guide for personnel in educational institutions in both developed and developing countries. In House Publishing.
3 Yorke, M. 2006. Employability in Higher Education: What it is – What it is not. Learning and Employability Series One. York: The Higher Education Academy.