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Graduate Outcomes Survey – Longitudinal

The GOS-L is completed by graduates of Australian higher education institutions approximately three years after completing their studies. The GOS-L supplements the GOS by measuring graduates’ medium-term employment outcomes and further study activities.

   Target population
Graduates of Australian higher education institutions
    Sample size
Over 40,000 graduates
   Survey cycle
Conducted annually
Data for the reports (2023 GOS-L National Report Tables) are available to download on the 'Resources' page of the QILT website.
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2023 GOS-L Results Summary

Graduates continue to experience strong gains in employment in the three years following completion of their degree. The undergraduate full-time employment rate immediately after graduation was 70.3 per cent in 2020 but rose 21.4 percentage points in the three years following graduation to 91.7 per cent in 2023. For further details, see the 2023 GOS-L National Report and data visualisation above.

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About the GOS-L

The GOS-L is completed by graduates of Australian higher education institutions approximately three years after completion of their studies. The survey is conducted as a cohort study based on graduates who previously completed the GOS. For example, the 2020 GOS-L re-surveys graduates who completed the 2017 GOS. The GOS-L collects information relating to labour force outcomes and further study activities. Employment data collected includes information on salaries, occupation and skills utilisation. The GOS-L has been administered annually since 2016.

Graduates of Australian higher education institutions are in scope for the GOS-L, including at undergraduate, postgraduate coursework and postgraduate research level. Information is collected for both domestic and international graduates, however published results refer to domestic graduates only.

Full-time employment

The proportion of graduates who were employed full-time three years after completing their course, as a percentage of those graduates who were available for full-time employment.

Overall employment

The proportion of graduates who were in any kind of employment.

Full-time study

The proportion of graduates who were undertaking further full-time study, as a proportion of all graduates.

Median salary

The median salary level of graduates who were in full-time employment.