Graduate Outcomes Survey – Longitudinal (GOS-L)

The GOS-L supplements the the Graduate Outcomes Survey (GOS) (sent to recent graduates) by measuring graduates’ medium-term employment outcomes and further study activities.

The Graduate Outcomes Survey – Longitudinal  (GOS-L) is completed by graduates of Australian higher education institutions approximately three years after completion of their studies. It runs annually.

Employment data collected includes information on salaries, occupation and skills utilisation.

About the Graduate Outcomes Survey – Longitudinal (GOS-L)

The Graduate Outcomes Survey – Longitudinal (GOS-L) is a national survey administered by the Social Research Centre (SRC) on behalf of the Australian Government Department of Education. 

The sample includes undergraduate, postgraduate coursework and postgraduate research level graduates. Information is collected for both domestic and international graduates.

The focus of the Graduate Outcomes Survey - Longitudinal (GOS-L) is to provide reliable, valid and generalisable information on medium term labour force graduate outcomes to the Australian government and to higher education providers. The GOS-L is conducted approximately three years post completion of higher education studies.

Specific research objectives of the GOS-L are to measure higher education graduates’:

  • employment and graduate outcomes, and
  • level of satisfaction with their higher education course.

Once all survey responses have been compiled, the National Report will be published on


Why complete the survey?

By completing the survey you go into a prize draw run over a number of weeks. The earlier you enter, the more draws you will be included in.

You will also be joining thousands of other graduates to help future students. Based on experiences from graduates,  universities have been able to improve their courses, and outcomes for future graduates.


Every graduate has a chance to be a winner.

When you complete the GOS-L, you will be entered into a rolling prize draw, comprised of five weekly prize pools of $2,500 in pre-paid VISA gift cards.

The total prize pool is $12,500.

Complete the GOS-L to enter remaining prize draws. 

Terms and Conditions are on the Social Research Centre website.