Research Reports

Graduate Careers Australia (GCA) produces a wide range of detailed reports on the various research projects we run throughout the year. These reports are an essential source of information for anyone with a stake in Australian higher education or graduate employment.

Australian Graduate Survey Reports

The Australian Graduate Survey (AGS) is a national survey that examines graduates’ activities four months after completing the requirements for their higher education degree. GCA publishes a range of national reports based on the AGS data, an introduction to which is given below.

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The Australian Graduate Survey 2013 Report | The Australian Graduate Survey 2013 Report Tables

The Australian Graduate Survey 2012 Report | The Australian Graduate Survey 2012 Report Tables

The Australian Graduate Survey 2011 | GCA AGS Review Submission to AQHE | Course Experience Questionnaire Change 2010

GradFiles & GradStats

Key findings from the AGS are first publicly reported in GradStats and GradFiles in December each year.

  • GradFiles presents employment, salary and further study outcomes for recently qualified bachelor degree graduates, and is targeted at secondary students who are considering higher education, their parents and the secondary school community in general.
  • GradStats also provides a summary of preliminary data concerning the destinations of Australian resident bachelor degree graduates, but is aimed primarily at the higher education and graduate recruitment sectors.

Download:  GradFiles | GradStats

Where Grads Go

Where Grads Go replaced GradFiles in 2013 and is dedicated to helping ensure that you make informed choices through providing the latest information on things like what Australian grads do and how much they earn shortly after graduating, as well as providing guidance on where to find further information. More …

Download:  Where Grads Go 2013

 

Graduate Destinations

The annual Graduate Destinations report presents a detailed examination of the outcomes of recent Australian resident graduates, focusing on employment status, further study status, job search methods and broad type of work. More …

Graduate Salaries

The annual Graduate Salaries report presents a detailed investigation of graduate earnings, for the ‘traditional’ graduate cohort: Australian citizens and permanent residents who have completed a bachelor degree, are aged less than 25 and are in their first full-time employment. More …

Postgraduate Destinations

The annual Postgraduate Destinations report presents a detailed examination of the outcomes of recent Australian resident postgraduates, focusing on employment status, further study status, job search methods and broad type of work. More …

Graduate Course Experience

The annual Graduate Course Experience report, examines various key aspects of graduates’ higher education course experience measured by the Course Experience Questionnaire (CEQ), focusing largely on their perceptions of teaching quality, their generic skills and their overall satisfaction with their course. More …

Postgraduate Research Experience

Similar in concept to the Graduate Course Experience report, the annual Postgraduate Research Experience report investigates various key aspects of the higher education experience of PhD and research masters graduates measured by the Postgraduate Research Experience Questionnaire (PREQ). More …

Australian Graduate Survey Methods

This annual report is an overview of the conduct of the Australian Graduate Survey (AGS). Included is an examination of the survey methods employed nationally and institutionally, response, and methods of data cleaning and analysis. Any problems and concerns that arose within the conduct of the AGS will be discussed as will issues pertaining to the survey work and data.More …

Other Research and Papers

Graduate Careers Australia (GCA) conduct research and produce a wide range of publications and other information related to the experiences, outcomes and earnings of higher education graduates, as well as information relating to the current state of the graduate labour market in Australia. This valuable information is supplied in a variety of formats and generally available completely free of charge. More …

 Beyond Graduation

The Beyond Graduation series of reports is based on the findings of the Beyond Graduation Survey (BGS), first conducted by Graduate Careers Australia in 2009. The BGS is a detailed investigation into the activities, outcomes and experiences of graduates and postgraduates from Australian higher education institutions three and five years after the completion of their studies. More …

Graduate Outlook

The Graduate Outlook series of reports are based on the findings of the Graduate Outlook Survey(GOS), an annual survey of graduate recruiters and employers in Australia and New Zealand. Graduate Outlook presents a detailed investigation into graduate recruitment trends, current graduate recruitment practices, issues facing graduate employers and other topical issues. More …

University & Beyond

The University & Beyond series of reports is based on the findings of the University & Beyond Survey (U&B), conducted by Graduate Careers Australia in 2007 and 2008. The University & Beyond reports present a detailed investigation into the expectations and perceptions of a student demographic that is of key interest to organisations wishing to attract, recruit and retain their employees and leaders of the future. More …