Graduate Careers Australia (GCA) manages a broad range of research projects into Australia's higher education sector. The aim of this research is twofold: firstly, to contribute to ongoing improvement in higher education policy and practice in Australia; and, secondly, to provide key insights to all stakeholders in graduate employment in Australia, including higher education institutions, the business community, federal and state government agencies and, of course, the graduates themselves.
The findings from these research projects are widely disseminated via a number of channels, including detailed research reports, white papers and public presentations and the news media.
On this page you can find out more about the surveys that continue to make us Australia’s leading authority on graduate employment issues.
Australian Graduate Survey
The Australian Graduate Survey (AGS) is an annual national survey that examines new graduates’ activities four months after completing the requirements for their higher education degree. The AGS comprises the Graduate Destination Survey (GDS), and the Course Experience Questionnaire (CEQ) or Postgraduate Research Experience Questionnaire (PREQ).
Beyond Graduation Survey
The Beyond Graduation Survey (BGS) was developed to follow-up with graduates three years after they completed the AGS. The primary aim of the BGS is to investigate the impact that these interceding years have on graduates’ post-study activities.
Graduate Outlook Survey
University & Beyond
The University & Beyond survey (U&B) was conducted by Graduate Careers Australia in 2007 and 2008. It was the largest survey conducted on the expectations and perceptions of current higher education students in Australia—a student demographic that is of key interest to organisations wishing to attract, recruit and retain their leaders and employees of the future.