QILT data

QILT makes available robust, nationally consistent performance data for Australian higher education, helping drive quality improvement.

Data request

Customised data from the QILT surveys can be requested from the Social Research Centre for approved purposes.

Data protocols

These protocols set out the principles, rules and procedures governing the access, use and dissemination of QILT data collected by the Social Research Centre.

Study areas

The 21 different study areas used on the website have been compiled based on the Australian Standard Classification of Education (ASCED), which groups higher education courses, specialisations, and units of study with the same or similar vocational emphasis.

Participating institutions

QILT is available to all higher education institutions in Australia and includes 42 universities and over 90 non-university higher education institutions (NUHEIs). Click on the button below to view participating institutions. 


Find a list of commonly used QILT terms.

Transparency in Higher Education Expenditure

In the 2017-18 Budget, the Australian Government announced that it would work with the higher education sector to establish a more transparent framework for the collection of financial data from higher education providers to enable regular reporting on the cost of teaching and research by field of education.