IB 2020/32 Insights from Fiji’s Inaugural Graduate Outcomes Survey Part One: Meeting the Needs of the Labour Market

Cover of In Brief 2020/32 Insights from Fiji’s Inaugural Graduate Outcomes Survey Part One: Meeting the Needs of the Labour Market

Author/s (editor/s):

Roger Smyth, Ronika Devi, Tom Sloan

Publication year:

2019

Publication type:

In Brief

In 2019, the FHEC commissioned the inaugural Graduate Outcomes Survey (GOS) to gain insight into graduates’ careers, their skills development and the graduate labour market in Fiji. Between 23 March and 3 June 2020, almost 1200 graduates from registered HEIs in 2018 responded to the survey. Limitations included poor graduate contact data (which skewed responses towards university graduates and meant relatively few responses from graduates working overseas)1 and the COVID-19 pandemic, which depressed employment rates.

This In Brief, the first of a two-part series, focuses on how the Fiji higher education system is meeting the needs of the labour market. Part Two examines graduates’ assessment of their skills and their preparation for work.

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