About The University of Canberra
The University of Canberra is and always has been committed to providing a transformative educational experience accessible to everyone, whatever their stage of life and background. It is the central element of its current strategic plan and an aspiration they are absolutely committed to.
Their much-valued predecessor, the Canberra College of Advanced Education (CCAE) transformed many lives with its focus on professional education, at a time when the political and economic climate gave many people opportunity—especially those not traditionally expected to enter tertiary education. This is a commitment that the University continues today, within the globalised higher education sector.
UC still has a clear professional focus offering a range of applied degrees and a strong commitment to work integrated learning. Its education and research aims to help build just, prosperous and sustainable communities to redress disadvantage. It is also committed to building the national Reconciliation agenda, through tangible actions under its Reconciliation Action Plan.
Total students: 18,000 (20% postgraduate)6
Graduate Satisfaction & Employment
The University of Canberra performs below average on most postgraduate outcomes, however, the percentages in teaching quality and full-time work are above average.
Overall satisfaction1: 79.1% (national average 83.0%)
Teaching quality rating2: 73.3% (national average 71.8%)
Skills improvement rating3: 77.5% (national average 79.7%)
Full-time employment4: 86.6% (national average 83.5%)
Median salary5: $71,200 (national average $80,000)
Employer satisfaction7: 79.8% (national average 84.0%)
Source: Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching
- The percentage of graduates who expressed overall satisfaction with their course, based on an individual question in the CEQ.
- The percentage of graduates who agreed they experienced good teaching practices during their study.
- The percentage of graduates who agreed their studies had improved their generic skills.
- The proportion of graduates who were employed full-time four months after completing their course, as a percentage of those who were available for full-time employment.
- The median salary level of graduates who were in full-time employment.
- Department of Education and Training Higher Education Statistics.
- The extent to which employers were satisfied with graduates from Australian Catholic University, as per the 2017 Employer Satisfaction Survey.