Australian Graduate Survey
The Australian Graduate Survey (AGS) is a combination of three different surveys - the Graduate Destination Survey (GDS) with the Course Experience Questionnaire (CEQ) and the Postgraduate Research Experience Questionnaire (PREQ). Graduate Careers Australia have responsibility for the survey and coordination with institutions.
Each year it is sent to all Australian university graduates to collect information about their experience, employment and further study.
The AGS is administered approximately four months after completing requirements for a degree.
Each institution coordinates the collection of data and distribution of results.
A Standard Recommended Methodology detailing the timing and tasks involved is maintained by Graduate Careers Australia.
A Code of Practice is in place to cover the use of the data.
Universities must obtain a 50% response rate to be included in the National Data.
Graduate Destination Survey (GDS)
The GDS asks respondents:
Course Experience Questionnaire (CEQ)
Each year USQ, along with other Australian higher educational institutions, surveys recent graduates about their course/program experiences. The data from the CEQ is used internally to report on the quality of our programs.
The CEQ is used to gauge graduates experiences on a number of course related dimensions:
- The Good Teaching Scale
- Generic Skills Scale
- Overall Satisfaction Indicator.
To say thank you for completing the Australian Graduate Survey rounds in 2013 (April and October) we are offering respondents the opportunity to be entered into a draw to win one of 40 Amazon.com gift cards valued at AUD$20 each if the survey is returned by the due date. The due date for each round will be advised when the survey is sent to you. View Full terms and conditions of the Prize Draw or download Australian Graduate Survey Prize Draw Details,Terms and Condition (PDF *133KB).
How do you complete the survey?
We are starting to collect the survey at Graduation Ceremonies. If you do not complete the survey at your Graduation or you are not attending a Graduation Ceremony, you will be contacted by email and post with details for completing the survey. To ensure that you receive the opportunity to participate please ensure that we have your correct contact details. You can do this by updating your details in your USQ Student Centre. You can access your Student Centre from UConnect under the Udo tab.
Questions about the delivery and implementation of CEQ at USQ should be directed to Survey Implementation Coordinator.