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Postgraduate Research Experience Questionnaire (PREQ)

This component of the Graduate Outcomes Survey (GOS), formerly the Australian Graduate Survey (AGS), collects information from students who recently graduated from their research masters or doctoral degree. Respondents are asked to express their degree of agreement or disagreement on statements (items) using a five-point Likert scale.

Participating institutions collect PREQ based on seven scales consisting of 28 items in total. Unlike the CEQ scale, there are no optional scales and all seven scales must be included.

Core Scale
Supervision Scale (6 items)
Intellectual Climate Scale(5 items)
Skills Development Scale (5 items)
Infrastructure Scale (5 items)
Thesis Examination Process Scale (3 items)
Clarity of Goals and Expectations Scale (3 items)
Overall Satisfaction Scale (1 item)

Further information is available regarding the PREQ scales.

Reports and Questionnaire

PREQ reports and the questionnaire can be downloaded from (login required).

National PREQ results

National PREQ results and related resources are available from Graduate Careers Australia, the GCA's official website.


# The year reported in this report refers to the data collection year, e.g. 2012 PREQ data refers to the research experience of those who completed their degree in 2011.