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QILT: Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching - Graduate Outcomes Survey Results 2021

The Graduate Outcomes Survey (GOS) is completed by graduates of Australian higher education institutions approximately four to six months after finishing their studies. The GOS measures short-term employment outcomes including skills utilisation, further study activities, and graduate satisfaction.

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continued to be felt in the Australian labour market throughout the period covered by the 2021 GOS. Nonetheless, after declining between 2019 and 2020, graduate labour market outcomes stabilised somewhat in 2021. Although the overall employment rate for domestic undergraduates recorded a further slight decline, from 85.1 per cent in 2020 to 84.8 per cent in 2021, the full-time employment rate increased slightly, from 68.7 per cent to 68.9 per cent.