SAE out performs top ranked universities in student survey

18 May 2018

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SAE out performs top ranked universities in student survey

18 May 2018

SAE Creative Media Institute has once again demonstrated strong results in the latest Australian Government survey of student satisfaction.

The 2017 Student Experience Survey (SES) positions SAE above Australia’s top five ranked universities1 in areas such as learner engagement and student support.

SAE also achieved higher than average survey results for overall quality of educational experience, skills development and teaching  quality.

 SAE achieved the following results from the combined 2016 and 2017 surveys:

  • Overall Quality of Educational Experience is 80.1 percent, compared with the national average of 79.3 percent;
  • Learner Engagement 78.7 percent compared with national average of 64.1 percent;
  • Teaching Quality is 85.2 percent, compared with national average of 80.9 percent;
  • Student Support is 85.9 percent, compared with national average of 72.2 percent; and
  • Skills Development is 86.1 percent, compared with national average of 81.0 percent.

While pleased with the results, General Manager of SAE Australasia, Lee Aitken, said he was not surprised.

“We can attribute our high rankings to SAE’s concerted investment to enhance student experiences,” Mr Aitken said.

“SAE’s practice-based teaching approach, focus on work-integrated learning, and comprehensive academic and welfare services all contribute to the outstanding results achieved.

“We also employ incredibly talented staff who bring a wealth of industry experience to the classroom, ensuring our course content is both relevant and engaging.

“These results further demonstrate  that quality private education providers such as SAE play a vital role in Australia’s education landscape.”

According to the 2017 SES, 79.0 percent of undergraduate students from Non University Higher Education Institutions (NUHEI) rated their experience positively, which is slightly higher than 78.0 percent of undergraduate university students.

The SES forms part of the Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) survey which is independently commissioned by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training. SAE participates voluntarily in the survey.


1 QS University Rankings lists Australian National University, University of Melbourne, UNSW, University of Queensland and University of Sydney as top five ranked Australian universities in 2018