Social Research Centre

Graduate Outcomes Survey - Longitudinal

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Research Areas

Education +
Knowledge

Workforce +
Economy

Project Status

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Intention
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Invitation
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Involvement
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Insights
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Impact

The Graduate Outcomes Survey – Longitudinal (GOS-L) is one component of the Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) suite of surveys. The GOS-L is a follow-up to the Graduate Outcomes Survey (GOS) and is the largest Australian longitudinal study of graduates.

Partner

The research is being conducted for the Australian Government Department of Education by the Social Research Centre, under the Higher Education Support Act 2003 to conduct the QILT suite of surveys.

 

Aims + Outcomes

The GOS-L measures what graduates are doing in terms of work and further study three years after completing their studies. Based on experiences from graduates, institutions have been able to improve their courses, and outcomes for future graduates.

The results of this survey also help the higher education sector and the government improve students’ course experience and enhance teaching and learning in Australian higher education institutions to improve graduate outcomes.

Methods

All graduates invited to participate in the GOS-L are initially approached via email. Some graduates may also receive an invitation via SMS or telephone call.

Insight

25%

Master project template 2: insight 1. 25% of … say that … this is a test.

20%

Master project template 2: Of those who were a part in activities, around 1 in 5 were representing their town, city or state.

1 in 10

Master project template: An upward trend in student interest in x,y,z and 1 in 10 students mentioned that this was a sample insight.

Impact

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Have you been contacted to participate?

Who participates?

Graduates of participating Australian higher education institutions are invited to complete the GOS-L about three years after they have completed studying.

What are the benefits?

Based on experiences from graduates, institutions have been able to improve their courses, and outcomes for future graduates.

The results of this survey also help the higher education sector and the government improve students’ course experience and enhance teaching and learning in Australian higher education institutions to improve graduate outcomes.

How does it work?

All graduates invited to participate in the GOS-L are initially approached via email. Some graduates may also receive an invitation via SMS or telephone call.

Resources

How do we ensure privacy is protected?

The Social Research Centre complies with the Australian Privacy Principles. All personal contact information such as name, email and phone number is removed from the final data. Your responses will be de-identified, held in the strictest confidence and will not be disclosed to other organisations for marketing or research purposes. The responses of everyone who participates in this survey will be combined for analysis. Please see the SRC’s Privacy Policy.

Get in touch

Our helpdesk team for the GOS-L is available to answer any further questions you may have. They can be contacted via the details below.
Phone: 1800 055 818 (free call)
Email: gos-l@srcentre.com.au
General information for graduates participating in the GOS-L is available at www.gos.edu.au/l and the research reports for prior years are published at www.qilt.edu.au/surveys/graduate-outcomes-survey—longitudinal-(gos-l).

FAQs

When is the survey conducted? 

The GOS-L takes place in February and March, three to four years after completing your studies.

How long will the survey take to complete? 

The survey takes approximately 10-15 minutes, depending on your answers and experiences since graduating.

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