Graduate Outcome and Employment Data

Graduate Outcomes Survey

In 2016, the Graduate Outcomes Survey (GOS) replaced the Australian Graduate Survey as the primary measure of short-term graduate destination,satisfaction and labour force outcomes. It takes place in May and November each year, around four months after students complete their studies. GOS also releases a longitudinal report, which measures medium-term graduate outcomes (four years after graduation).

The GOS is conducted by the Social Research Centre on behalf of the Commonwealth Department of Education and Training and aims to gather feedback on graduates’ higher education experiences.  The GOS forms part of the suite of higher education surveys under Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)

Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)

The Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) website, funded by the Department of Education and Training, provides information about Australian higher education institutions from the perspective of recent students and graduates.

QILT provides information gained from the:

  • Student Experience Survey
  • Course Experience Questionnaire
  • Employer Satisfaction Survey
  • Graduate Destination Survey

A filter is provided to help refine search results.

JCU Graduate Outcomes on LinkedIn

The JCU LinkedIn page provides information on the careers of JCU students and alumni who have LinkedIn profiles. Information includes: ‘Where they live’, ‘Where they work’ and ‘What they do’, as shown below.

Employment Data

  • Australian Jobs 2016
    Overview of the current labour market - industry and occupational information by state, territory and region of Australia plus job outlook projections over the next five years.
  • Job Outlook
    Careers and labour market research current and future occupational projections
  • Labour Market Information Portal
    Current labour market information at key levels of geography, such as Labour Force Region, Statistical Local Area and Employment Service Area (ESA).
  • Australian Bureau of Statistics
    Information on labour force participation, employment and underemployment, wages and earnings and job vacancies.
  • Internet Vacancy Index
    Source of detailed data on online job vacancy listings newly lodged on SEEK, CareerOne and Australian JobSearch, by states/territories and region.
  • ANZ Job Advertisement Statistics
    The ANZ job advertisement series measures the number of jobs advertised in the major daily newspapers and internet sites covering the capital cities each month.
  • Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Economic Surveys
    Publishing of regular Economic Surveys containing information about labour market trends, including: Business Expectations Survey; Small Business Survey; AusChamber-Westpac Survey of Industrial Trends
  • O*Net
    Occupational Information Network developed by the US Department of Labour/Employment and Training Administration  provides a database of occupations with information on key tasks, tools and technology used, knowledge, skills and abilities required and work activities.

Future Workforce Research and Reports