Information key to future of Higher Education

16 May 2018 |

The 2017 Student Experience Survey released today, provides much-needed insights into the experience of students in our higher education system and serves as a reminder that good quality information can help students find the courses that will lead them to the best experience, and the best labour market outcome, the Australian Chamber said today.

“While it is heartening to see students in generalist study areas like humanities, culture and social sciences with a higher positive overall educational experience, compared to some of their vocational counterparts, this has not translated into commensurate outcomes in terms of employment,” The Australian Chamber’s Director of Employment, Education and Training, Jenny Lambert says.

“Students doing vocational degrees such as Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Sciences have better employment and salary outcomes as seen in the Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) Graduate Outcomes Surveys, but the experience of these students in our higher education institutions does not reflect the same.

“This disconnect between educational experience and student outcomes needs to be bridged.

“Another concern is that students have rated learner engagement and learning resources poorly compared to 2016,” Ms Lambert says.

“Students considering leaving higher education also increased by 2 percentage points compared to 2017.

“The Student Experience Survey, Graduate Outcomes Survey and the Employer Satisfaction Survey provide valuable insights, and are useful in guiding discussions around the future of higher education in Australia and the ability of our institutions to retain and train the work force of tomorrow.”

“It is essential business and higher education providers work together to ensure these outcomes are achieved.”

Jenny Lambert

Director - Employment Education and Training

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