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Ratings explained: Full Time Employment

Ratings explained: Full Time Employment

The Good Universities Guide is committed to educating its audience about the importance of our university rankings and ratings, which are crucial for informing prospective students about their education options. Over the next few months, we will be going through each rating individually and highlighting the institutions that are excelling in this area.

What is Full Time Employment?

Full Time Employment compares the employment rates of graduates from different universities. It looks at the proportion of graduates who were employed full time four months after completing their course.

Why does this matter to me?

This rating allows prospective students to analyse and compare institutions based on how likely they are to secure a full time job after graduating.

Which university led the way for Full Time Employment?

Charles Sturt University took home the number one mantle for Full Time Employment, with 84.6 per cent of graduates securing a gig within the first four months. CSU Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students) Jenny Roberts was pleased with the outcome.

"As a university, we pride ourselves on creating a strong sense of belonging for our students and one outcome of that is achievement; students who have the knowledge, skills and attitudes for a successful, meaningful life and career.  We have educators here at CSU that are some of the best in the country and they genuinely prepare our students for their life after university," she said.

"The many students who experience work in their industry as part of their degree before they graduate equips them with job-ready skills and networking relationships, ensuring they are sought after upon."

What other institutions performed well for Full Time Employment?


University Full Time Employment
Charles Sturt University 84.6%
Charles Darwin University 81.9%
University of Southern Queensland 80.5%
Central Queensland University 80.4%
University of Notre Dame 79.1%
University of New South Wales 77.5%
University of New England 77.5%
Australian Catholic University 76.4%
James Cook University 76.4%

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