The Liberal-Nationals Government today launched a website giving students access to performance data of higher education providers, to help them decide where they'd like to study.
Nationals Senator and Chair of the Senate Legislation Education and Employment Committee, Bridget McKenzie, welcomed the Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) website introduced by Minister for Education, Christopher Pyne.
“QILT offers school students access to independent information on the performance of higher education institutions, bringing together survey data from former and current students at Australia's universities about their experiences,” she said.
The independent survey data was collected from more than 100,000 students and covers overall satisfaction, the rates of students moving into full-time employment after graduation, and the median salaries.
“Universities and other higher education institutions will be provided with high quality, timely survey data so they can benchmark their performance and make improvements,” Senator McKenzie said.
“Information about all non-university higher education institutions will also be included as it becomes available as well as employer feedback.
“The easy to use website will be especially helpful for regional students who often have to relocate to access a higher education. Being able to compare information on universities or other providers will allow them to make a more informed choice on their options and what’s right for them.
“The launch of the QILT website is timely for year 12 students who are nearing the end of their final year and I encourage them to make the most of this great resource.
“The government is committed to encouraging a world-class education system that gets students the best results and giving them information and choice is a big part of this.”
The website can be located at www.qilt.edu.au.