GOS Panel maintenance

Client: Australian Government Department of Education and Training

The Graduate Outcomes Survey (GOS) Panel maintenance is one component of the Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) suite of surveys. The GOS Panel maintenance is a contact detail form for graduates to keep their contact information up to date between the Graduate Outcomes Survey (GOS) and the Graduate Outcomes Survey – Longitudinal, the largest Australian longitudinal study of graduates. The research is being conducted for the Australian Government Department of Education and Training by the Social Research Centre.

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The Social Research Centre is commissioned as an agent of the Australian Government Department of Education and Training (the department) under the Higher Education Support Act 2003 to conduct the QILT suite of surveys.

The form takes approximately 2-3 minutes to complete.

All graduates invited to participate in the GOS Panel maintenance are initially approached via email. Some graduates may also receive an invitation via SMS.

The GOS Panel maintenance collects up to date contact details from graduates who completed the GOS. This contact information is used to invite graduates to participate in the GOS-L. The GOS-L is the follow-up study to the GOS and the largest Australian longitudinal study of graduates.

The GOS Panel maintenance form remains opened at all time. Each year, in April/May, invitation emails are sent and a prize draw is held to encourage graduates to complete the form.

Graduates who completed the GOS and did not opt-out from being recontacted for further research upon the completion of the survey are invited to the GOS Panel maintenance. To maintain their contact details in preparation for the GOS-L. Contact details are collected from the respondents in the GOS and from higher education institutions who provide these details to the department. In compliance with privacy laws, the department has only provided information about you to the Social Research Centre that is directly relevant to this research – all information is transmitted via a secure file exchange.

The Social Research Centre complies with the Australian Privacy Principles. No direct identifying information (such as name or phone number) forms part of the final data. A unique identifying number is retained to ensure graduates are only contacted again as appropriate. Only aggregated data will appear on the QILT website.

For further information on our privacy policy, please see www.srcentre.com.au/research-participants#privacy.

If you have any questions about your participation in the GOS Panel maintenance or would like to make a time for an interviewer to call you, please call the Social Research Centre on 1800 055 818 (a free call).

There is one prize draw open to participants. Detailed information regarding the prize draw, including the prize draw terms and conditions, and publication of winners can be found here: www.srcentre.com.au/our-research/gos-panel-maintenance/prize-draw-terms-and-conditions-of-entry.