Social Research Centre

Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching

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Research Areas

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Project Status

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The Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) are a suite of government endorsed surveys for higher education, across the student life cycle from commencement to employment.  QILT makes available robust, nationally consistent performance data for Australian higher education, helping drive quality improvement. The Social Research Centre has been the independent administrator of the QILT surveys since 2014 


Australian Government Department of Education

Aims + Outcomes

Information collected in the SES helps higher education institutions and the government improve teaching and learning outcomes for students. 

Information collected in the GOS and GOS L helps higher education institutions and the government understand short-term employment outcomes including skills utilisation, further study activities, and graduate satisfaction, and medium term employment outcomes and further study activities, respectively. 

Data from the ESS are used to better understand the specific skills and attributes needed in business today, how well higher education is preparing graduates for the workforce and the varied employment pathways graduates are taking after completing their study. 

Data collected through the QILT surveys drives the ComparED website. The website allows users to compare information from actual students and graduates about their current student educational experience and graduate outcomes. Users can compare up to six institutions and six study areas at one time. 


All Australian higher education institutions are eligible to participate in QILT. Currently, all 42 Australian universities and around 90 non-university higher education providers take part in the surveys. 

Current students and graduates are invited to participate in QILT online surveys via email and SMS.  Some may be contacted by telephone to encourage survey completion. 

Some participating institutions encourage participation through their learning management system or other on-campus channels. 

Commencing and final years students are invited to participate in the Student Experience Survey. 

Graduates are invited to participate in the Graduate Outcomes Survey (GOS) four to six months after course completion. 

Graduates who complete the GOS are invited to complete the Graduate Outcomes Survey – Longitudinal, three to four years after course completion. 

Work supervisors of employed graduates are invited to participate in the Employer Satisfaction Survey. 



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Have you been contacted to participate?

Who participates?

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What are the benefits?

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How does it work?

Master project template 2: how it works. You may have received a text message from 0481075514, or a phone call from 0290608424 or 0290608425 regarding this study.


Full Analysis Report (Population Health Test)

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How do we ensure privacy is protected?

Testing 2. 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


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If you would like to speak to a member of the research team, you can call the Ministry of Health hotline on 1800 620 277. The hours of operation are 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday to Friday to speak to somebody. At other times, leave a message and someone will call back.


How will the information be used?

Participation is always voluntary, but your participation is important.

Why? Because it ensures representativeness and that results can be projected to the population.

How long will the survey take to complete?

Our staff may have contacted you as part of a research survey. We are a social research company, exempt from the Australian Do Not Call Register, meaning we may call telephone numbers listed on the Do Not Call Register to conduct opinion polling and standard questionnaire-based research. We are not telemarketers, we are not selling a product and we do not provide your name or contact information to any other parties. 


The phone numbers we dial are either:

  • Randomly generated by computer, using known telephone exchange prefixes
  • Randomly selected from available telephone directories
  • Provided to us by our clients.

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