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Macleay Outperforms Australia’s Highest Ranked Public Universities

Macleay College has once again performed very well on a majority of indicators reported in the QILT scores released in 2019.

The data indicates Macleay performs not only much better than the national averages on all indicators of graduate satisfaction and the student experience, but also outperformed all of Australia’s public universities on most measures. 

 

The Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) are a suite of surveys commissioned by the Australian Government that cover the life cycle of a higher education student from commencement to employment. The aim of the Government in developing QILT was to demand and drive increased accountability in the Australian higher education system and deliver greater transparency about how higher education institutions perform, engage and support their students.

 

"Macleay... Outperformed all of Australia's public universities on most measures."

 

QILT surveys are the biggest education surveys of their kind in Australia. Around 194,000 undergraduate students and 89,000 postgraduate coursework students from Australian universities and non-university higher education institutions participated in the 2018 Student Experience Survey. The QILT scores refer to the percentage of respondents who rated their experience on each measure positively, with a higher percentage score meaning that more students were satisfied with their experience.

 

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The 2019 QILT results reinforce how highly students and graduates rate their experience at Macleay, where a strong emphasis is placed on 'learning differently,' with small classes and experiential, project-based learning. Classes are facilitated by lecturers who successfully blend senior industry experience and academic qualifications and this combination is highly valued by students. The QILT results this year are a testament to the dedication and hard work of the faculty members and professional staff at Macleay – all of whom are focused on providing a high-quality experience for students.

 

“At Macleay College a strong emphasis is placed on ‘learning differently’, with small classes and experiential, project-based learning."

 

Student Experience

Macleay was rated positively by a higher proportion of its students than the rating achieved for ALL of the public universities in Australia (i.e. better than all 38 public universities).

  • Skills Development - Macleay scored 89.9% – the next closest public university scored 86.1% (the national average was 81%).
  • Learner Engagement - Macleay scored 80.1% – the next closest public university scored 68.9% (the national average was 63.2%).    
  • Teaching Quality - Macleay scored 89.8% – the next closest public university scored 85.8% (the national average was 80.9%).    
  • Student Support - Macleay scored 86.7% – the next closest public university scored 82.5% (the national average was 73.1%).    
  • Quality of their Entire Educational Experience – Macleay scored 84.1% which was better than 37 of the 38 public universities – the next closest public university score was 83.8% (the national average was 79%).  
     

Graduate Satisfaction

Macleay was rated positively by a higher proportion of its graduates than the rating achieved for ALL of the public universities in Australia (i.e. better than all 38 public universities).

  • Overall Satisfaction - Macleay scored 89.9% – the next closest public university scored 85.2% (the national average was 79.6%).  
  • Teaching - Macleay scored 85% – the next closest public university scored 72.3% (the national average was 62.9%). 
  • Skills - Macleay scored 89.3% – the next closest public university scored 85.8% (the national average was 81.4%).  

 

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Macleay College has outperformed public universities in the QILT survey for student experience and graduate satisfaction. 



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Alumnus Matt Fiacchi who has just won the Dentsu Aegis Network’s (DAN) 2019 Brainbox competition for his app Spectrum. Congratulations Matt! 

With over 30 years of experience, Macleay College has a well-established reputation as a higher education provider.  The College currently offers Diploma and Bachelor qualifications in Business, Marketing, Journalism, Advertising and Digital Media.  Macleay’s courses have a strong industry focus and aim to be leading edge of the sectors for which they provide graduates.  Macleay is an agile education provider that teaches the application of knowledge and skills to meet the emerging needs of industry. 

 

For further information contact: Jennifer Lees on jlees@macleay.edu.au or on 0428110521.

 

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