SO you've got your ATAR and now you're thinking about the actual future and maybe realising that decisions are freakin' hard. But you're not alone. Have a geezer at this thing before you make any sudden movements.
Whether you’re starting Uni next year, or finishing off the 5th year of your masters, you’re going to want to check out this tool, from the Federal Gov.
It’s called QILT, and it’s going to tell you everything you need to know about that Uni course you’re thinking of starting in 2016. The impressive new website takes data about graduates from every university in Australia, and collates that data into a series of straight shooting charts and simple comparisons that allow you to compare similar courses from different universities. Useful!
The Minister for Education, Christopher Pyne, says:
“QILT will help students and their families make informed choices about higher education options, bringing together survey data from all Australian universities about students’ experiences and graduate job outcomes.”
QILT might feel like just another government website, but it’s actually a pretty useful thing. Until now, if you asked a university if a course they offered is any good they would most likely just tell you “It’s great! Trust me, I work here so I would know” and that was that. But now we can respond with “If your course is so great why do only 48.4% of graduates report being satisfied with the quality of the educational experience?!” That’ll show ’em.
The QILT service isn’t perfect yet, it seems to get a little confused if you try and get too specific with your course selection, but it’s a huge step forward for students looking for more information when making pretty important decisions about what to study and where to study it.
Even if you’re not a uni student, it’s worthwhile checking out QILT to see some great government use of stock images of young people walking in a straight line through the outback.