TAFE students’ satisfaction surveys are conducted by the DTWD, and the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) also surveys TAFE graduates at the end of each year.
DTWD administers the student satisfaction survey for TAFEs. This annual survey is a measure of the quality of the service provided by the TAFEs.
The student satisfaction rating reports the percentage of ‘satisfied’ and ‘very satisfied’ respondents to the survey. Table 17 compares satisfaction ratings provided by students studying in the last 3 years against the State average of our TAFEs including the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).
NCVER conducts the student outcomes survey of TAFE graduates annually. The aim of the survey is to measure vocational education and training graduates’ employment, further study and other opinions of the training undertaken. Tables 18 and 19 show the results published in 2017 and 2018 for TAFE graduates who completed their TAFE courses during 2016 and 2017 respectively.
TAFE graduate achievement
The graduate achievement rating is an indicator of the extent to which TAFE graduates consider they have fully or partly achieved their main reason for undertaking their training.
TAFE graduate destination
The graduate destination indicator is the proportion of graduates in employment and shows the extent to which TAFE is providing relevant and quality training that improved graduates’ employability.