CQU VET graduates like Suzanne are very satisfied with their training, according to survey

28 January 2022

CQUniversity TAFE graduate Suzanne Brewster has spoken highly of the training she received while studying Early Childhood Education and Care and she's in chorus with her fellow students' after a recent survey by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) revealed 89.4 per cent were satisfied with their training in 2020-21.

The NCVER conducted VET Student Satisfaction Surveys looking at training satisfaction in full qualifications and short courses and employment outcomes.

For full qualifications' 89.4 per cent were satisfied with their training and of those surveyed 79 per cent found employment after they completed their training.

Suzanne' who graduated from CQU with Early Childhood and Care qualification last year' said she would recommend CQU's VET training.

"I would say I was very satisfied'" she said.

"The tutorials that were given by CQU for the 'Education studies' in Early Childhood worked well' because if you were working or unable to attend the lecture' it was recorded for students and you could watch the lecture more than once if needed."

Suzanne said she was now working as a support worker with people with a disability and relief teaching as a kindergarten teacher with C&K.

"I'm hoping that the relief teaching role will lead to a permanent position this year'" she said.

Another graduate' Tracy Forshaw' who works in Senator Matt Canavan's office' completed a Diploma of Business Administration and a Diploma of Human Resources at CQU through Recognition of Prior Learning.

"I have found all the CQU tutors very helpful' considering I haven't studied for decades'" she said.

"I am able to use various aspects of the different subjects at work and dealing with the public. The excel subject was a major benefit and it taught me lots of things I didn't realise excel could do.

"CQU caters for a wide range of study situations' and I think this does help people like myself being able to do it online whilst I am working."

The NCVER surveys also looked at the transition to online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic' which showed that 92.6 per cent of students were satisfied with the support they received to transition to online.

Of those who completed short courses with CQU TAFE 97.3 per cent were satisfied with their training and would recommend CQU for short course training.

CQUniversity Deputy Vice-President of VET Peter Heilbuth said the NCVER survey results clearly showed that CQU's TAFE training was of a very high standard.

"The fact that CQU TAFE scored so highly in student satisfaction in the middle of pandemic is testament to our staff who have worked under difficult circumstances to transition to online learning and still deliver training of exceptional quality'" Mr Heilbuth said.