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Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)

The Market and Institutional Research team coordinates the administration and reporting on the QILT suite of surveys on behalf of Curtin University. From time to time, we prepare brief QILT progress updates as archived below:

2017

2016

What is QILT?

QILT is an initiative funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training to manage a suite of surveys representing the student life cycle from commencement to employment:

  1. The Student Experience Survey (SES), formerly the University Experience Survey (UES)
  2. The Graduate Outcomes Survey (GOS) new in 2016
  3. The Graduate Outcomes Survey - Longitudinal (GOS-L) new in 2016
  4. The Employer Satisfaction Survey (ESS)

The Social Research Centre (SRC) currently has the government contract to administer the survey in conjunction with institutions and publishing the results on the QILT website.

Benchmark Implications - What about AGS/GDS/CEQ/PREQ?

The GOS replaces the Australian Graduate Survey (AGS) which was made up of the:

  1. Graduate Destinations Survey (GDS) and
  2. Course Experience Questionnaire (CEQ) for Coursework students or Postgraduate Research Experience Questionnaire (PREQ) for Research students.

The AGS was administered by Graduate Careers Australia (GCA) up until 2015. Although GOS still collects graduate destinations and further studies information, it is essentially a new time series as the questions and method of calculations has changed. The CEQ and PREQ is included in the GOS but has only been confirmed for the 2016 and 2017 waves during this transitional phase.

The GOS-L replaces the Beyond Graduate Survey (BGS) which was administered by GCA up until 2015. It is a longitudinal survey of those who completed the AGS three years ago (colloquially known as the ‘three years out’ survey).

The QILT Website

Survey results are published on the QILT website and contains searchable information by 21 Study Areas to help prospective students make study related decisions. More specifically, comparisons can be made against institutions (up to six) with respect to:

  • overall satisfaction of current students (SES)
  • satisfaction of recent graduates (CEQ)
  • includes Overall Satisfaction, Good Teaching and Generic Skills.
  • outcomes of students after graduation (GDS)
  • includes FT employment, further FT study and median salary.