Notre Dame University #1 in WA and NSW in Federal Govt Employer Satisfaction Survey

Hands-on learning, teaching quality and educational experience contribute to job success

The University of Notre Dame Australia has topped
WA and NSW unis in national government employer survey.

8 January 2018

Data released today (Monday 8 January 2018) by the Federal Government recognises The University of Notre Dame Australia as a national leader when it comes to preparing graduates for a successful career.

The Federal Government’s 2017 Employer Satisfaction Survey resulted in Notre Dame achieving number one position among all universities in Western Australia and New South Wales.

From a national perspective, Notre Dame ranks second among all universities in the country with an employer satisfaction rating of 89.1% - well above the national average.

This result builds on Notre Dame’s achievements in the Federal Government’s Student Experience Survey. Published on the QILT website in April 2017, this placed the University first in Western Australia and New South Wales in five of seven key indicators – ‘Overall Quality of Education Experience’, ‘Teaching Quality’, ‘Skills Development’, ‘Learner Engagement’ and ‘Student Support’.

The 2017 Employer Satisfaction Survey reported the views of over 4000 employers throughout Australia who responded directly to a series of questions about graduate technical skills, generic skills and the work readiness of recent university graduates.

Professor Celia Hammond, Notre Dame Vice Chancellor, said that Notre Dame’s Employer Satisfaction achievements were the result of the University’s distinctive, personal and practical approach to learning.

“Notre Dame is committed to providing a personalised university education, in which a broad liberal arts base is coupled with a powerful combination of theoretical knowledge and practical and professional skills. The University is delighted that employers value our graduates so highly, and that their Notre Dame education has prepared them for a successful future both professionally and personally,” Professor Hammond said.

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