Notre Dame University tops Federal Government graduate survey

16 January 2019

Data released today by the Federal Government underscores the success of The University of Notre Dame Australia graduates in the workforce.

According to the latest Graduate Outcomes Survey (GOS) Notre Dame rates as the number one university in Western Australia for graduate ‘Full-time Employment’ and ‘Overall Employment’.

The University also comes out tops in the Employer Satisfaction Survey (ESS), released today as part of the Government’s annual Quality Indicators for Teaching and Learning (QILT) series of surveys.

Results of both surveys are published on the official QILT website.

The GOS highlights Notre Dame’s high student to staff ratio, access to on-Campus support services and levels of practical learning as part of each degree as key factors in achieving the top rating in WA for ‘Overall Graduate Satisfaction’.

In total, Notre Dame scores a first in six of seven key undergraduate indicators – ‘Overall Graduate Satisfaction’, ‘Teaching Scale’, ‘Skills Scale’, ‘Full-time Employment’, ‘Overall Employment’ and ‘Median Salary’.

It is the second time that Notre Dame has come out tops in the Median Salary category, with a reported average salary of $64,000 - $4,000 more than the national average of $60,000.

Results from the ESS again put Notre Dame first in WA for Overall Employer Satisfaction.

The University’s ongoing commitment to real-world learning, access to on campus career support services and high level of teach quality for all students were acknowledged with an employer satisfaction rating of 86.7%percent, above the national average of 84.8 percent.

The QILT surveys are unique in that they 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.

More than 120,500 graduates from across Australia responded to the GOS survey in 2018, including more than 4,000 graduates from Notre Dame’s Fremantle and Sydney Campuses.  The ESS reflects the views of more than 5000 employers/supervisors across Australia.


Media Contact - Beth Kennedy : +61 8 9433 0764 | +61 447 038 958 beth.kennedy@nd.edu.au.