Every year Griffith University participates in the Graduate Outcomes Survey ( GOS ), a national survey of all recent graduates from Australian Higher Education providers. The GOS is conducted on behalf of the Australian Government, by the Social Research Centre (a leading research organisation), and feeds into the Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching.

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Resources

Use the resources below to promote the GOS in class and online.

If you would like any additional resources to promote the survey, please get in touch with us surveys@griffith.edu.au

Key dates: 30 April - 28 May

About the survey

As its names suggests, the GOS collects information about a range of graduate outcomes such as:

  • employment status and overall employment,
  • median salary, and
  • further study activities.

This survey also collects feedback from a graduate’s current employer/supervisor to measure the employer satisfaction with the graduate’s generic skills, technical skills and work readiness. Employer/supervisors details are provided by the graduates via the GOS survey, and they are surveyed through the Employer Satisfaction Survey.

Survey Administration

The GOS survey is conducted at Griffith University by the Communications and Surveys team in association with the Social Research Centre. It has three survey periods each year:

  • November round for mid-year graduates
  • February round for mid-end of year graduates
  • May round for end of year graduates from the previous year

Unlike the AGS, the Federal Government has not set a mandatory response rate for the GOS .

Survey results

Griffith University uses the GOS survey data to:

  • review, develop and improve the quality of programs in order to improve the student experiences and enhance graduate outcomes.
  • advise prospective and current students on graduate employment outcomes via the Careers and Employment Services.
  • develop key performance indicators (KPIs)  that are incorporated into the Strategic Plan, Academic Plan, program monitoring, reporting and benchmarking.

2019 Results

In 2019, all four of Griffith's Groups demonstrated a decrease in domestic undergraduate full time employment compared to 2018 results, with Arts, Education and Law showing the largest decrease of -3.6%.

Of all campuses, Logan campus graduates report an increase and the highest rates of full time employment at 74.2%.

Southbank campus has shown the greatest improvement in full time employment rates, with an increase of 15.6% from the 2018 GOS results.

For more information on Griffith's performance in the 2019 Graduate Outcomes Survey, view our infographics.

2018 Results

In 2018, all four of Griffith's Groups demonstrated an increase in domestic undergraduate full time employment, with Arts, Education and Law showing the largest growth of 2.4%.

Of the larger campuses, Gold Coast graduates report the highest rates of full time employment at 70%.

Mount Gravatt campus has shown the greatest improvement in full time employment rates, with an increase of 8.1% since from the 2017 GOS.

For more information on Griffith's performance in the 2018 Graduate Outcomes Survey, view our infographics.

Get in touch

Have any questions about the GOS? Contact the Communications and Surveys team on (07) 3735 4688