What Job For You How to Find a Job Professional Resources News Room About Gradlink

About Graduate Careers Australia

What is GCA?

Graduate Careers Australia (GCA) is the leading authority on graduate employment issues in Australia. We use this position to foster employment and career opportunities for graduates, in association with the higher education sector, government and business.

What is GCA?

GCA is a peak body with representatives from universities and government, as well as graduate recruiters. GCA has been in existence for over 40 years operating as a not-for-profit company. We have a small number of permanent staff and a Board of Directors, and working parties meet to deal with particular issues. As well as the Executive Director and Directors from the corporate sector, the Board has senior representatives from the following organisations.

  • Universities Australia
  • Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) 
  • National Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (NAGCAS)

What Does GCA Do?

GCA works to:

  • promote and foster employment and career opportunities for graduates from higher education institutions
  • provide marketing opportunities,  resources and advice for those wishing to recruit graduates
  • provide high quality careers education products and services targeted at tertiary students and those intending to undertake tertiary studies
  • conduct national research projects related to graduate outcomes and recruitment, including undergraduate expectations and perceptions of employment after university (the University and Beyond Survey), graduate outcomes and experiences four months post-graduation (the Australian Graduate Survey) and employer expectations and perceptions (the Graduate Outlook Survey)
  • form a proactive networking facility for all parties involved in graduate employment and training. 

How is GCA related to Graduate Careers Australia Ltd?

GCA is the brand name given to resources produced by the Graduate Careers Australia Ltd (the legal corporate entity).

GCA Websites

The GCA portfolio includes popular websites, such as where you are now! The GCA website is Australia’s first and most comprehensive source of information about graduate careers and employment. The website provides resources for students and graduates of Australian universities, as well as employers, careers professionals and researchers.

GradsOnline (www.gradsonline.com.au ) is a valuable free online resource offering graduate destinations, employment and starting salaries information. Developed from GCA’s Australian Graduate Survey, the site allows users to search the survey data and generate results according to the degree type and field of study.

The Graduate Opportunities website (www.graduateopportunities.com ) is packed with info for prospective graduates who are thinking about what kind of graduate job they want in the future. The many features of GO’s website include employer profiles of national and international companies, as well as up to the minute career and job-hunting advice.

GCA Publications, DVDs and Videos

The GCA range of careers education materials also includes many booklets, directories and DVDs and videos, which are essential viewing for students, grads, careers staff and graduate employers in Australia and beyond. For more information about the full range of careers resources, visit the Products and Services  page, and don’t forget that many of the written publications are available as FREE downloads from this site!

Contacting GCA
Location: Level 10/313 La Trobe Street VIC 3000
Postal Address: PO Box 12103 A'Beckett Street VIC 8006
GCA Switchboard Telephone: +61 3 9605 3700
GCA Helpdesk: +61 3 9670 5860
Facsimile: +61 3 9670 5752
Email: [email protected]

Don't forget your university Careers Services can also help you with other career information and advice; visit Campus Contacts .