Student surveys

Surveys allow students to submit feedback on their courses, uni experience, student services and more.

Course Experience Survey (CES)

The Course Experience Survey (CES) is a confidential and anonymous survey that gauges student sentiment towards their course experience. The results are used to enhance the teaching and learning outcomes at a subject level.

The CES is sent to every domestic higher education student in every course.

Students complete a 5-minute survey for every subject they take by answering both written and rating questions.

The CES is completed twice a year towards the end of the semester and before exams. Results are not released back to teachers until students get their final marks after the assessment period to avoid bias.

RMIT is required to offer students a platform for feedback by government regulation.

A link will be sent to your RMIT student email. There will also be a banner prompting students on Canvas, and QR codes on display around the University.

The surveys are sent back to RMIT’s survey team where the information is de-identified, and data is collated into reports.

The survey results are distributed back to Course Coordinators who share results with the teaching staff and Student Staff Consultative Committees. If you want to learn more about your subject results, email your Course Coordinator.

If you want more information or have any questions, email surveys@rmit.edu.au.

Student Experience Survey (SES)

The results of this survey will help the higher education sector and the government improve students’ university experience and enhance teaching and learning in Australian higher education institutions.

Undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students enrolled at Australian higher education institutions.

The survey takes approximately 10-15 minutes and has a combination of rating and written question.

The SES runs throughout the month of August every year.

The SES gives students the opportunity to talk about their experience of the institution in which they are enrolled. The results of the research are used to help higher education providers and the government improve teaching and learning in Australia.

An email will be sent from the RMIT Survey team with a link to the survey on the Social Research Centre’s (SRC) website.

The SES forms part of the Australian Government’s Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT). It is conducted by the Social Research Centre (SRC).

National results are published on the Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) portal.

You can contact the SRC team at:

More general information can be found on the Social Research Centre website.

2021 SES Onshore – Vocational Education (Semester 1)

College of Vocational Education (3 files)

School level reports

2021 SES Onshore and Offshore – Higher Degree by Research

Total Higher Degree by Research (1 file)

College and School level reports

College of Business and Law (1 file)

College of Design and Social Context (1 file)

College of STEM (1 file)

Program by campus reports

2021 SES Vietnam – Higher Education

Total HE Vietnam (3 files)

College level reports

School level reports

Program by campus reports

Student Outcome Survey (SOS)

Students get to have a say in improving the training they completed or left early. Results from the survey will be used to evaluate, monitor and improve the quality of vocational training.

The SOS collects information from all students in who completed or left early from government-funded vocational education (VE) programs.

The majority of the survey questions are multiple choice and span topics including graduates’ employment outcomes, further study pathways and overall satisfaction with training.

Vocational education graduates are emailed the survey link approximately four months after completing their qualification.

The survey highlights both the positive and negative outcomes from training and monitors the effectiveness of the VE system. The information collected assists in administering, planning, and evaluating the VE system.

Vocational education graduates are emailed the survey link approximately four months after completing their qualification.

The Social Research Centre (SRC) conducts and collects the survey results which are provided to The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) who report back to RMIT.

All publications are available on NCVER’s portal.

If you want more information or have any questions, email surveys_req@ncver.edu.au.

Graduate Outcome Survey (GOS)

To assess how well higher education (HE) students are being prepared for post-graduation success and to gauge graduates’ overall program satisfaction.

Any student who has completed a higher education course.

The survey takes approximately 10-15 minutes. The majority of the survey questions are multiple choice and span topics including graduates’ employment outcomes, further study pathways and overall satisfaction with training.

Four months after you graduate, generally in February, May and November.

Based on experiences from graduates, institutions have been able to create better places to study and learn by improving their courses, learning resources, support services and campus facilities.

Graduates are emailed the survey link four months after they graduate. Additionally, three years after graduation a follow-up GOS-L survey is sent out.

The Social Research Centre (SRC) conducts and collects the survey results which are provided to The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) who report back to RMIT.

All publications are available on the Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) portal.

You can contact the SRC team at:

More general information can be found on the Social Research Centre website.

Need help?

Contact our surveys team, email surveys@rmit.edu.au.

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