Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency Conference 2019

Working with the Higher Education Sector to Meet the Needs of Students, Graduates and Employers Now and Into the Future. (#34)

Lisa Bolton 1
  1. The Social Research Centre, MELBOURNE, VIC, Australia

There is a lot of exciting, transformational work in the sector around enhancing student success and employability, including career learning, work integrated learning and micro-credentialing.  But how do we know that these “high impact activities” are having the desired effect on the student experience and graduate outcomes as well as meeting the needs of employers and industry?  One way to measure impact is through the use of data from the QILT suite of surveys across the student life cycle, from commencement to three years after completion.  The QILT surveys can be utilised to support and respond to discussions around performance indicators, be they related to government funding or institutions’ missions and relationships with external partners including employers and industry groups, educational partners such as international agents, off shore campuses, third party education providers and service providers as well as missions supporting local communities and contributing to Australian social and economic development.  


This presentation will outline the ways in which institutions can work with QILT to fully utilise and enhance its potential as they continue the important work to transform Higher Education over the coming years.