Survey shows CQU TAFE students more satisfied with their training compared to other students

17 January 2023

CQUniversity's Vocational Education and Training (VET) students are far more satisfied with their training than those at other Registered Training Organisations' according to a survey conducted last year.

The survey was developed through the joint collaborations of the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA)' the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (DEWR) and the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER).

The survey of 259 students who undertook VET studies at CQU in 2022' found that CQU outperformed the sector average for VET student satisfaction with their training (CQU 80.2 per cent' compared to all RTOs 77 per cent).

A separate NCVER survey of VET student outcomes for those who completed their qualifications at CQU in 2021' found that 85.3 per cent were employed after they completed their training.

Furthermore' of the qualification completers at CQU' 90 per cent were satisfied with their training overall.

Deputy Vice-President VET Mr Peter Heilbuth said the NCVER survey results showed that CQU's reputation for providing industry-relevant VET training was solid.

'The survey results clearly show that not only are our VET students satisfied with the training they've received' but' importantly' the training leads to them finding employment'' Mr Heilbuth said.

'Ultimately this is the aim of CQU's VET training – to help skill the region's future workforce' to support our industries and in turn' our communities.'

To learn more about the range of CQU TAFE's VET courses' visit