CHARLES Sturt University is celebrating its sixth straight year of ranking first among Australian universities for full-time graduate employment.
The 2021 Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching Graduate Outcomes Survey (GOS) found 84.7 per cent of CSU's 2020 graduates were in full-time employment four months after graduation, well above the sector average of 68.9 per cent.
More than 127,000 Australian graduates completed the survey which focuses on their employment outcomes four months after leaving university.
Vice-chancellor Professor Renée Leon said the survey results illustrated how CSU connects students with the knowledge and wisdom to shape the world.
"Charles Sturt University's courses are co-designed with industry and include extensive practical experience, which means our graduates are sought after and valued by employers," she said.
"This survey's results are further proof that Charles Sturt University graduates are career-ready and able to apply their knowledge immediately to make a meaningful impact in the workforce.
"Topping the national rankings for full-time employment six years in a row is an excellent result for Charles Sturt University, its staff, and its students - prospective and current."
Two weeks ago, QILT's 2021 Graduate Outcomes Survey - Longitudinal survey ranked Charles Sturt third among Australian universities for long-term undergraduate employment outcomes, with 93.8 per cent of graduates in full-time employment three years after graduating.
CSU was also ranked fifth among Australian universities for long-term postgraduate employment outcomes.
Federal Education Minister Alan Tudge said an increase in Australia's graduate employment figures compared to last year was welcome news for graduates as they enter a workforce impacted by COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.
"It's encouraging to see that despite the ongoing impacts of the pandemic, students are getting on with their lives, graduating and moving quickly into full-time work," Mr Tudge said.
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