The Graduate Outcomes Survey (GOS) is a national survey of students who have recently completed the requirements of a higher education accredited qualification. The survey is an Australian Department of Education and Training initiative which is carried out by The Social Research Centre, forming part of the suite of higher education surveys under the Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) and replaces the Australian Graduate Survey (AGS).
The survey collects information from graduates about their study experience and the type of work or further study being undertaken after completing a qualification. USC will use the results to further develop its courses and programs, maximise students’ study experiences and to provide informed advice to students about career opportunities. GOS results will also inform higher education policy development and will be reported by media and publishers.
Invitations to complete the GOS online are emailed by the Social Research Centre (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org) half yearly in May (second half year graduates) and November (first half year graduates). For more information visit Graduate Outcomes Survey.
Graduating students from the first half of 2016
Students who completed an award at USC in the first half of 2016 will be emailed details of the GOS survey from 31 October 2016. The email will include a direct link to the online survey which can be completed immediately and typically takes under 15 minutes – responses to the online survey are environmentally friendly. Invitation emails will come from the Social Research Centre (email@example.com) from 31 October to 28 November 2016.
The earlier you complete the survey, the more chances you have to be in the draw to win a share of $32,000 of prizes. See terms and conditions.
Complete the GOS survey and receive your exclusive graduate pen
In appreciation for completing the GOS, USC graduates will receive a 2016 Graduate of the University of the Sunshine Coast steel ballpoint pen – exclusive to USC GOS survey respondents. Survey participants are also eligible for other prizes (see terms and conditions above).
Graduate Outcomes Survey - Longitudinal (GOS-L)
The GOS-L is a longitudinal study that connects with university graduates around three years after program completion. Information on graduates’ labour market outcomes are collected using methodology consistent with the GOS.
The next GOS-L will be conducted in February 2017. Students who completed an award at USC in 2013 will receive an email invitation from the Social Research Centre (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For more information visit: Graduate Outcomes Survey - Longitudinal.
Stay connected - update your details
To ensure you receive a copy of the survey and ongoing updates from the University, including news specifically for graduates, be sure to update your contact details whenever they change.
USC graduates can access ongoing assistance with employment job searching through Career Development.
The Social Research Centre
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