The Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP) was awarded ‘Distinctions’ in most categories of the latest annual survey, Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching survey (QILT). The research project by the Social Research Centre of the Australian National University measures satisfaction among the students and graduates of national learning institutions, and collates data on their employment outcomes.
“The results affirm ACAP’s commitment to the student experience and reflect ACAP’s focus on quality teaching,” said Scott Dickson, ACAP Dean and Director of Academic Services.
“It is also encouraging to see the skills development scale record such a high level of satisfaction. The skills that are developed in this indictor are important lifelong attributes which graduates can apply in a diversity of roles throughout their professional careers.”
Above average ratings
For six of the survey’s nine indicators ACAP scored higher than the national average, with five results revealing satisfaction levels of between 81 and 90 per cent.
For student experience, ACAP’s highest scores were in the categories ‘overall quality of the education experience’ (81.3), ‘teaching quality’ (86) and skills development (86).
In the graduate satisfaction category, ACAP alumni returned results above the national average for the questions covering ‘overall satisfaction’ (88) and ‘skills indicator’ (90.1).
The result for ACAP undergraduate employment, reflecting all work types, was 81.7 per cent. By discipline, 81.1 per cent of psychology graduates and 81.4 per cent of social work students gained employment. Overall, 59 per cent found full-time jobs when their studies were completed.
“ACAP will always place students at the centre of its purpose and seeks to continue to improve the educational experience of students irrespective of their geographical location or mode of study,” said Dickson.