What is the Graduate Outcomes Survey?

Every year Bond University participates in the Graduate Outcomes Survey (GOS), a national survey of all recent graduates from all Australian Higher Education providers. This survey is conducted on behalf of the Australian Government, by the Social Research Centre (a leading research organisation).

 

About the survey

The GOS collects information about a range of graduate employment and satisfaction outcomes such as:

  • overall satisfaction with course
  • good teaching
  • generic skills
  • employment status and overall employment
  • median salary
  • further study activities

This survey also leads to the collection of feedback from a graduate’s current employer/supervisor to measure the employer satisfaction with the graduate’s generic skills, technical skills and work readiness. Employer/supervisors details may be provided by the graduates via the GOS survey, and they are surveyed through the Employer Satisfaction Survey. Graduates are surveyed approximately four months after graduation.

 

How does Bond University use the GOS survey data?

Bond University uses the GOS survey data to:

  • Review, develop and improve the quality of programs in order to improve the student experiences and enhance graduate outcomes.
  • Advise prospective and current students on graduate employment outcomes via the Career Development Centre.
 

Survey administration

The GOS is an Australian Government Department of Education and Training initiative which is carried out by The Social Research Centre (SRC), forming part of the suite of higher education surveys under Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching.

There are three survey periods per year:

  • February (for October graduates)
  • May (for December and February graduates)
  • November (for June graduates)

Invitations to participate in the Graduate Outcomes Survey will be sent by SRC to graduates’ email accounts. 

 

Survey incentives

The earlier you complete the survey, the more chances you will have to win great prizes. Prize draws take place weekly over the survey period. For more information, visit the Social Research Centre Graduate Outcomes Survey Prize Draw Terms and Conditions of Entry page.

 

Get in touch

Have any questions about the Graduate Outcomes Survey?

Email the Bond surveys team

 

Graduate Outcomes Survey undergraduate results

 Bond UniversityNational average
Overall Satisfaction89.7%79.6%
Good Teaching85.6%62.9%
Generic Skills91.7%81.4%

Data source: Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017–2018

 Bond UniversityNational average
Overall Satisfaction89.5%80.0%
Good Teaching84.1%63.0%
Generic Skills91.0%81.8%

Data source: Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016–2017

 Bond UniversityNational average
Overall Satisfaction89.6%82.2%
Good Teaching84.6%68.0%
Generic Skills92.2%84.1%

Data source: Graduate Outcomes Survey 2015–2016

 

Graduate Outcomes Survey postgraduate coursework results

 Bond UniversityNational average
Overall Satisfaction87.7%81.8%
Good Teaching78.7%68.9%
Generic Skills86.7%78.3%

Data source: Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017–2018

 Bond UniversityNational average
Overall Satisfaction86.3%82.2%
Good Teaching79.3%68.7%
Generic Skills85.9%78.3%

Data source: Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016–2017

 Bond UniversityNational average
Overall Satisfaction86.9%83.0%
Good Teaching82.4%71.8%
Generic Skills85.6%79.7%

Data source: Graduate Outcomes Survey 2015–2016