The UNSW Student Survey Framework
The UNSW Student Survey Framework has been established to ensure surveys undertaken at UNSW as consistently of a high standard, do not duplicate or overlap with other surveys and limit survey fatigue.
The myExperience survey replaced the Course and Teaching Evaluation and Improvement (CATEI) in S1 2017. The survey is conducted each teaching period at UNSW.
The QILT is a suite of national, higher education surveys endorsed by Department of Education and Training that covers the student life cycle from commencement to employment.
Results for each institution are published on the QILT website by study area. The website provides prospective students with relevant and transparent information about Australian higher education institutions from the perspective of recent students and graduates.
The QILT survey suite consists of:
- Student Experience Survey (SES)
- Graduate Outcomes Survey (GOS)
- Graduate Outcomes Survey - Longitudinal (GOS-L)
- Employer Satisfaction Survey (ESS)
All are cross sectional, point-in-time surveys except the GOS/GOS-L, which is longitudinal.
The Department of Education commissioned the Social Research Centre (SRC) as the independent administrator of QILT, which involves:
- Undertaking data collection of the QILT surveys
- Reporting on the outcomes of each of these surveys
- Supporting all higher education institutions (universities and private providers) in relation to QILT
- Creating, monitoring and updating the QILT website.
For further information on internal UNSW QILT results please contact the Student Surveys team on [email protected]
Student Experience Survey
The in-scope population for the SES across all institutions includes commencing and final year undergraduate, and postgraduate coursework higher education students who are onshore in Australia. UNSW also surveys middle year students.
The Student Experience Questionnaire (SEQ) focuses on measurable aspects of students’ higher education course experiences linked to four quality indicators and an overall satisfaction indicator:
- Overall Satisfaction
- Teaching Quality and Engagement
- Study Mode
- Peer Engagement
- Student Support and Services
Each indicator consists of a number of survey questions.
As part of the Teaching Quality and Engagement indicator; students are also asked to rate their overall satisfaction with their educational experience and with the quality of teaching they experienced:
Thinking about your course:
- overall how would you rate the quality of your entire educational experience this year?
A newly introduced module of the Student Experience Survey will cover wellbeing. UNSW has opted to be part of this module so that enough information is available to provide appropriate support and services to all students.
For information on the survey and for staff resources, visit the SES Resources page.
Graduate Outcomes Survey
The Graduate Outcomes Survey (GOS) is a national survey sent to Australian university graduates, conducted approximately four to six months after they finish their studies. The GOS measures short-term employment outcomes, such as skill utilisation, further study activities, and graduate satisfaction.
The in-scope population includes undergraduate and postgraduate higher education students:
- who completed their qualification consistent with the cycle of graduation ceremonies (i.e. July graduates are surveyed in November and December graduates are surveyed in the following May)
- as an international or domestic onshore student.
Data collected for GOS is linked to four indicators:
- Graduates in full-time employment
- Graduates in overall employment
- Graduates in full-time study
- Median salary of graduates in full-time employment
2023 GOS collection dates:
Survey opens: 25/10/2022
Survey closes: 27/11/2022
Survey opens: 2/02/2023
Survey closes: 5/03/2023
Survey opens: 27/04/2023
Survey closes: 28/05/2023
2024 GOS collection dates:
Survey opens: 26/10/2023
Survey closes: 26/11/2023
Survey opens: TBA
Survey closes: TBA
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Survey closes: TBA
Graduate Outcomes Survey Longitudinal (GOS-L)
The Graduate Outcomes Survey – Longitudinal (GOS-L) supplements the Graduate Outcomes Survey by measuring the medium-term employment outcomes of higher education graduates, approximately three years after they have completed their course.
The GOS-L presents results by level of study including undergraduate, postgraduate coursework and postgraduate research.
The GOS-L replaced the Beyond Graduation Survey (BGS) in 2016.
Employer Satisfaction Survey (ESS)
The Employer Satisfaction Survey (ESS) represents the largest survey of its kind, reporting the views of over 4,000 employers about the attributes of recent graduates from Australian higher education institutions including universities and non-university higher education institutions (NUHEIs). Employer views of the technical skills, generic skills and work readiness of recent graduates provide assurance about the quality of Australia’s higher education sector. This survey was first run in 2016, with over 3,000 employers responding.
All employment supervisors of GOS graduates are in-scope for the ESS. Contact with employment supervisors takes place after responses are collected from the GOS.