Notre Dame among the best for graduate employment outcomes

31 August 2020

The University of Notre Dame Australia has ranked as the number one university nationally for the Median Salary (Medium Term) of graduates.

According to the latest Graduate Outcomes Survey – Longitudinal (GOS-L), released Sunday 30th August 2020, Notre Dame graduates in full-time work earn a higher median salary than graduates from other Australian universities in the Undergraduate category and equal highest in the Postgraduate Coursework category.

In the Undergraduate category, graduates earn a median salary of $83,311 a year – well above the national average of $75,000. Similarly, in the Postgraduate Coursework category, Notre Dame graduates are earning a median salary of $100,000, whereas the national average sits at $98,000.

Notre Dame also ranked as the number one university in Western Australia for medium term, full-time employment, with 91.4% of undergraduates being employed full-time within three years of graduating. In the Postgraduate Coursework category, the University is first in Western Australia and second in NSW for medium term, full-time employment with a rating of 98.2%.

Vice Chancellor Professor Campbell said these results reflected the University’s holistic approach to education; one that incorporates critical thinking in every degree. “I thank each and every member of the Notre Dame community for their contribution to this excellent result and for their commitment to creating an environment in which students can flourish and realise their full potential, both during their studies and in their professional lives beyond university," said Vice Chancellor, Professor Francis Campbell.

The GOS-L forms part of the Federal Government’s Quality Indicators for Teaching and Learning (QILT) series of surveys and highlights the success of Notre Dame’s graduates in the workforce.

The QILT surveys draw feedback from graduates and employers with the aim of helping future students make informed decisions about study by enabling them to compare universities across states and disciplines. All five universities in Western Australia and at least 20 universities in NSW participated in this year’s GOS-L. The full results are published at

This year Notre Dame also retained its position as the number one university in the country for Overall Experience in The Good Universities Guide 2021. Read more.

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