Released today, The
Good Universities Guide 2018 reveals that universities around the country
are providing a high-quality experience for students. On average graduates were
predominantly happy across the six key measures of student experience –
Learning Resources, Learner Engagement, Student Support, Skills Development,
Teaching Quality and Overall Experience.
When it comes to life after university, the employment
outcomes are not so positive. The Good
Universities Guide reveals that 69.5 per cent of undergraduates were
employed full-time within four months of graduation, leaving around 30 per cent
of graduates in the employment market without a position. The Guide can also
reveal that the average salary for graduates employed full-time is $56,000 –
the same post-graduation income vocational graduates achieve, according to
figures published by the National Centre for Vocational Education and Research.
There were exceptions at a field of study level, with a
general trend of healthcare sectors performing well. Students from
rehabilitation, medicine, dentistry and pharmacy reported strong outcomes in
the measure of Full-Time Employment, while dentistry, medicine and
rehabilitation also surpassed the national average for Starting Salary.
“These outcomes correlate with job outlook predictions. Australia’s
aging population will increase the need for qualified professionals in
health-related fields, offering a pathway for students that will continue to
expand and evolve throughout their career journey.
The Good Universities
Guide is produced by Good Education Group, Australia’s leading provider of
independent education ratings and information.