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Graduate Outcomes Survey


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 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: 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). For more information visit Graduate Outcomes Survey.

Graduating students from August to October of 2018

Students who completed an award at USC from August to October in 2018 will be emailed details of the GOS survey from 31 January 2019. The email will include a direct link to the online survey which can be completed immediately and typically takes under 15 minutes. Invitation emails will come from the Social Research Centre ( from 31 January to 3 March 2019.

The earlier you complete the survey, the more chances you have to be in the draw to win great prizes (see Prize terms and conditions of entry).

Prior year survey findings

Results from the GOS are published on the national Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching website ( Access previous year’s GOS reports here.

Graduate Outcomes SurveyGraduate Outcomes Survey - Longitudinal

- 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 2019. Students who completed an award at USC in 2015 will receive an email invitation from the Social Research Centre (

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.

Career services

USC graduates can access ongoing assistance with employment job searching through Career Development.

More information

The Social Research Centre

From within Australia: 1800 055 818
From outside Australia: +61 3 8327 1951

Strategic Information and Analysis Unit

Tel: +61 7 5456 5465

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