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).
The GOS 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) in February (graduates from August-October of the prior year), May (graduates from November of the prior year to February of the current year) and November (graduates from March-July of the current year).
As part of the GOS, employed graduates will be asked to provide their supervisor's contact details so that they have the opportunity to participate in the Employer Satisfaction Survey (ESS). Three years on from graduation, graduates who participated in the GOS will also be invited to respond to the Graduate Outcomes Survey - Longitudinal (GOS-L).
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 Careers and Employability.
For more information, contact:
The Social Research Centre
Strategic Information and Analysis Unit
Tel: +61 7 5456 5465