The Graduate Outcomes Survey (GOS) is a nationwide survey of all recent graduates from all Australian Higher Education providers. It replaces part of the Australian Graduate Survey (AGS), more specifically, its Graduate Destination Survey component.
The survey is conducted by the Surveys and Engagement team in association with the Social Research Centre. It has two survey periods each year, with mid-year graduates being surveyed in the October round and end-of-year graduates being surveyed in the April round.The current year’s GOS will contact students from the previous year i.e. the 2017 GOS will contact graduates from 2016. Unlike the AGS, the Federal Government has not set a mandatory response rate for the GOS.
As its names suggests, the GOS collects information about graduate outcomes such as employment status, salary, and further study activities. Additionally, it gathers feedback from a graduate’s current supervisor to measure employer satisfaction with a graduate’s generic skills, technical skills and work readiness.Supervisors are surveyed through the Employer Satisfaction Survey. Graduates will be able to provide their supervisor’s contact details via the GOS.
GOS data is used by Griffith:
- To review, develop and improve the quality of programs to improve student experiences and enhance graduate outcomes
- For Careers and Employment Services to advise prospective and current students on graduate employment outcomes
- To develop key performance indicators that are incorporated into the Staircase reporting, Strategic Plan, Academic Plan, program monitoring reporting and benchmarking
2016 Results - Good Teaching
Overall, Griffith surpassed the national average by 1.1%, with 65.9% of satisfied responses for good teaching satisfaction compared to 64.8%. In three out of four academic careers, Griffith graduates exceeded the national average. These results support the University’s achievements in teaching awards in the nation.
Get in Touch
Have any questions about the GOS? Contact the Surveys and Engagement team on (07) 3735 4688