Graduate Outcomes Survey (QILT)
The Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) are a suite of government endorsed surveys for higher education, which cover the student life cycle from commencement to employment. The Graduate Outcomes Survey (GOS) is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment and since 2016 has been administered annually by the Social Research Centre.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on the Australian labour market, including graduate employment outcomes. As could be expected, graduate employment rates have declined markedly between 2019 and 2020. The full-time undergraduate employment rate, for example, fell from 72.2 per cent to 68.7 per cent, the second lowest result ever since the 68.1 per cent reported in 2014.
Undergraduate employment outcomes by demographic group, 2019 and 2020 (%)
|Full-time employment 2019||Full-time employment 2020||Overall employment 2019||Overall employment 2020||Labour force participation rate 2019||Labour force participation rate 2020|
Source: QILT Graduate Employment: 2020 Graduate Outcomes Survey National Tables (xls 2MB)
NOTE: The Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) suite of surveys has replaced the Australian Graduate Survey (AGS). See Graduate Destinations Report for reports related to 2015 and earlier.