Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching

QILT are a suite of government endorsed surveys for higher education, across the student life cycle from commencement to employment. QILT makes available robust, nationally consistent performance data for Australian higher education, helping drive quality improvement.

QILT Quality indicators for learning and teaching

All Australian higher education institutions are eligible to participate in QILT. Currently, all 41 Australian universities and around 90 non-university higher education providers take part in the surveys.

QILT is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment. The Social Research Centre administers the QILT surveys and associated QILT resources, including this website.

 

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The ComparED website is designed to allow potential students to confirm their choices about the higher education institutions and study areas they are considering for their further education.

Data collected through the QILT surveys drives the ComparED website. The website allows users to compare information from actual students and graduates about their current student educational experience and graduate outcomes. Users can compare up to six institutions and six study areas at one time.

 

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Course Seeker helps potential students make informed decisions about future study. It provides clear, meaningful and transparent information about ATARs, pre-requisites and enrolment practices and policies of higher education providers across Australia.

Course Seeker shows provider information, course information, entry requirements and admission processes. It also highlights student satisfaction and graduate outcome survey results, both at the study area level and for the provider as a whole.

Course Seeker empowers students to make the right decisions for their future.

Our data

Coverage across the student lifecycle

The QILT are a suite of government endorsed surveys for higher education, covering the student life cycle from commencement to employment. QILT makes available robust, nationally consistent performance data for Australian higher education, helping drive quality improvement. 

 

Current students

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Student Experience Survey

The SES is the most comprehensive survey of current higher education students in Australia. It focuses on six aspects of the student experience (Overall quality of educational experience, Skills Development, Learner Engagement, Teaching Quality, Student Support, and Learning Resources) that are linked with key learning and development outcomes. 

 

4-6 months after course completion

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Graduate Outcomes Survey

The GOS provides new graduates with the opportunity to share their experiences of entering the workforce. This survey collects information relating to labour force outcomes, further study outcomes, how well courses are preparing graduates for the workforce, and overall satisfaction with the quality of courses. 

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Employer Satisfaction Survey 

The ESS provides information about the quality of education provided at Australian institutions by asking supervisors to provide feedback about the generic skills, technical skills and work readiness of the graduate employed in their workplace. ESS data can be linked with data from the Graduate Outcomes Survey to compare perceptions of graduates and the views of their direct work supervisors.

 

3-4 years after course completion

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Graduate Outcomes Survey – Longitudinal

The GOS-L supplements the GOS by collecting information about labour force outcomes, further study outcomes, and how well courses are preparing graduates for the workforce.