Skills development, quality educational experience and a high graduate employment rate are some of the results that set The University of Notre Dame Australia apart from its peers in data released by the Federal Government on 10 May 2016.
The Department of Education and Training's qilt.edu.au website enables prospective students to compare a wide range of information on higher education providers based on the results of surveys completed by current students and recent graduates.
The newly updated results reveal that Notre Dame has excelled in critical university indicators and is first in Australia for 'Skills Development'. It is also first in WA and NSW for 'Overall Quality of Educational Experience' and 'Learner Engagement' and the University has the highest graduate employment rate in Perth and Sydney.
Professor Celia Hammond, Notre Dame Vice Chancellor, said the results indicated that Notre Dame's distinctive approach to education is highly regarded by students, graduates and employers. "Further to the University's Objects, Notre Dame provides an excellent standard of both pastoral care and education for the professions," Professor Hammond said.
"Students are at the heart of Notre Dame. We have always sought to educate the whole person, to provide an environment where students have the opportunity to develop the theoretical knowledge and the technical skills they need to pursue their chosen professions, yet also grow and flourish as individuals.
"We are delighted to see that this approach resonates with both our students and employers, as these QILT findings indicate."