For most students, comparing and then deciding on their higher education study options is one of the biggest decisions they will make. But thanks to a new Government funded website they can make that decision based on the real life feedback of other students.
The Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching website (www.qilt.edu.au) is designed to help students choose the institution that is right for them, while also gaining an insight into undergraduate student experiences and graduate employment.
With interactive and searchable student feedback the website provides relevant and transparent data from the perspective of recent students and graduates. Students can compare up to six different institutions and 21 study areas online to help create their own shortlist.
The quality indicators collected through the surveys relate to student satisfaction with their overall educational experience and their overall satisfaction with their course. Areas covered include student satisfaction with - the teaching they received, overall engagement and sense of belonging with the institution, learning resources provided, the support they received and the skills they developed through their studies.
The website also features data that has been gathered to show how many students have gained full-time employment four months after completing the course – and the median salary for those students.
All data is updated annually and the website is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training.