Graduate outcomes survey

The Graduate Outcomes Survey (GOS) is a national survey of students who have recently graduated. The survey is run by The Social Research Centre on behalf of the Australian Department of Education and Training, and forms part of the suite of higher education surveys under the Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT).

The GOS will ask you about your study experience and the type of work or further study you are doing after graduating.

GOS responses are used to:

  • improve QUT courses
  • inform higher education policy development.

Responses are also reported by media and publishers, including in the Good Universities Guide, where the rating you give your course will impact its reported overall quality.

When you'll receive the survey

Invitations to complete the GOS online are emailed by the Social Research Centre.

If you graduate in the first half of the year, you'll be emailed the following November.

If you graduate in the second half of the year, you'll be emailed the following May.

Graduate Outcomes Survey - Longitudinal (GOS-L)

The GOS-L is a long-term (longitudinal) study that asks graduates similar questions to the GOS, around three years after graduation, to see how you’re settling into work.

You'll only be invited to complete the GOS-L if you completed the GOS. You'll receive an invitation via email to complete the GOS-L from the Social Research Centre.