Anumika Bahukhandi

The Australian National University has been witnessing pretty good career outcomes for its graduates, with placements being offered by brilliant renowned companies across the globe. A total of 2,189 ANU graduates participated in the survey. 45% of graduates who had a full-time job stated that the degree they had pursued from ANU was a pre-requisite formal criterion for their current job. 46% of full-time workers felt that their qualification was very important or important for their present job.

More than 80% of graduates who were working felt that their degree equipped them with foundation, adaptive and collaborative skills for their respective jobs. Over half of the graduates with a full-time job were employed in the public sector, 38% in the private sector within four months after graduation.

The university is adjudged one of the best universities in the world, sharing the fame with institutions like Oxford, Cambridge and other Ivy League universities. In 2022, QS World University Rankings ranked it 1st in Australia and 27th in the world and Times Higher Education ranked it 2nd in Australia and 54th in the world.

Check: Student Guide to Australia for International Students

ANU Placement Highlights 2016

Overall Employment Rate (Domestic Students)

88%

Overall Employment Rate (International Students)

71%

Full-Time Employment (Domestic)

69%

Highest Source of Employment

Internet Advertisement

Sector with the Highest Employment Rate

Public Sector

Top Industry Hiring Full-Time Grads

Legal Service: 11%

 

Overall Average Salary

$75,166

ANU Employment Profile 2016

ANU graduates found jobs and internships from different online and offline sources. The highest source of job for the full-time employed graduates was Internet Advertisement (e.g Seek, CareerOne), with more than 25% of students finding a job through the same.

Some of the other sources through which employment opportunities were discovered are listed below:

  • Family or friends: Above 15%
  • Approached employer directly: Above 12%
  • Work contacts or networks: 8-9%
  • Approached by an employer: Above 5%
  • University College Careers Service: Above 5%
  • Careers fairs or information sessions: Above 5%

ANU Top Employers 2016

The table below features the top employers/organisations that have offered full-time employment to ANU graduates from different study levels (UG, PG and Higher Research Degree).

ANU

Deloitte

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

ANU Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Australian Defence Force

University of Oxford

NSW Department of Education

Australian Federal Government

PwC

ACT Health

University of Melbourne

Department of Industry Innovation and Science

Ernst & Young

CSIRO

Attorney General's Department

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Check: Reasons to Choose Australia as Study Destination

ANU Placement Stats 2016

69% of domestic undergraduate degree holders at ANU had full-time employment. At the postgraduate level, the full-time employment rate was 89% and at the higher degree level, it was 83%. The overall full-time employment rate of domestic students was 83%. Talking about international students’ full-time employment, the highest employment rate was witnessed by the higher degree research students at 84%. The overall full-time employment rate for the international students was 61%.

Overall (Domestic/International Graduate) Employment by Study Level

This section discusses the employment rate on the basis of the study level of students possessing full-time, part-time as well as casual employment. 88% of domestic graduates were employed before the survey was conducted and 71% of international students had a job at the time of the survey.

The pie charts below show the employment level of undergraduate, postgraduate and higher degree levels. The employment percentage includes all the types of employment. The first chart features the data for the domestic graduates and the second chart shows data for international ANU graduates.

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ANU Full-Time Employment by Sector

54% of ANU graduates stated that they had a full-time job in the public sector approximately 4 months after graduation. 38% reported that they had full-time employment in the private sector. Most of the undergraduate students had a full-time job in the private sector (53%) and the postgraduate students were mostly employed in the public sector (56%). The least percentage of employment was witnessed in the not-for-profit sector by the undergraduate students (6%).

The table below displays the full-time employment of different degree level students in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

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Check: Australian education and training as compared to other countries

Top five industries employing ANU full-time working graduates
  • Legal Service: 11%
  • State Govt Admin: 9%
  • Higher Education:8%
  • Central Govt Admin: 7%
  • Public Administration: 4%

ANU Average Salary 2016

The overall average salary of ANU graduates was $75,166 in 2016. The full-time working undergraduates witnessed an average salary amount of $59,000 and an average of $82,330 was witnessed by the postgraduates (coursework) students. For the Higher Degree Research graduates, the average salary amount was $88,192.

If we consider the latest salary data, in 2021, the job which yielded the highest average salary for ANU graduates was Executive Management & Change with the salary amount being $107,000 and the lowest salary was yielded by Finance Control & Strategy with the average amount being $64,000. Similarly, as per the degree, the highest salary was witnessed by graduates with an MBA degree, with the average amount being $91,000. The lowest amount was witnessed by the Bachelor of Arts graduates with an average salary of $64,000.

Salary by Job

Salary by Degree

Executive Management & Change: $107,000

MBA: $91,000

Sales & Business Development: $86,000
Financial Services: $82,000

Bachelor of Science: $82,000

IT & Software Development: $73,000

Masters in Finance: $75,000

Program & Project Management: $69,000

Masters in Arts: $71,000

Finance Control & Strategy: $64,000

Master (Others): $68,000

 

Bachelor of Arts: $64,000

Check: Education System in Australia: Higher Education, Courses, Requirements, Cost

ANU Career Placement Support

The career centre at the Australian National University provides a multitude of offline and online career-related services to both the existing students and alumni. Making the entire job search process easy, students are guided step-by-step while making a decision regarding their field of choice and future employment prospects. One of their recently launched services is the Careers Toolkit which will assist students throughout their ANU tenure. With the help of this tool, they can get an overview of the assessment centres which various companies in Australia use during the hiring process for analysing your potential.

Some of the other features are:

Elevator Pitch Builder: Another feature is the Elevator Pitch Builder which evaluated your background and experience and provides feedback. With the help of resumes and cover letter builders, students make their documents stand out by enhancing their impact.

Australian Industry Reports: These are industry-specific reports designed for the students. You may choose the industry of your interest and gain insight regarding pay packages, type of work, employment SWOT analysis, frequent employers, latest market requirements, etc.

Employability Skill Courses: Students can enroll for these courses which offer tips, guidance and enhancement of core business skills. Short learning courses which revolve around teamwork, writing skills, time management, problem-solving and others are available for students, promising them to become industry-ready.

ANU CareerHub: This is a central online career development and employability tool. It's your one-stop destination for job listings, resources, services, interactive session bookings, etc.

ANU Careers Appointments: For a better clarification regarding different jobs and career options students can book appointments with consultants. They can help you to figure out the future prospects of your major, field of choice, courses opted for, and much more. The interaction can be carried out both via video call and audio meetings.

Read More: Statement of Purpose (SOP): All You Need to Know!

ANU Placement 2016 FAQs

Q. How satisfied have the ANU graduates been with university placements?

A. 45% of graduates who had a full-time job stated that the degree they had pursued from ANU was a pre-requisite formal criterion for their current job. 46% of full-time workers felt that their qualification was very important or important for their present job. More than 80% of graduates who were working felt that their degree equipped them with foundation, adaptive and collaborative skills for their respective jobs.

Q. How many ANU graduates obtained full-time employment at ANU?

A. 69% of domestic undergraduate degree holders at ANU had full-time employment. At the postgraduate level, the full-time employment rate was 89% and at the higher degree level, it was 83%. The overall full-time employment rate of domestic students was 83%. Talking about international students, the overall full-time employment rate for them was 61%.

Q. Which sector witnessed the highest ANU graduate employment rate?

A. Most of the undergraduate students had a full-time job in the private sector (53%) and the postgraduate students were mostly employed in the public sector (56%). The least percentage of employment was witnessed in the not-for-profit sector by the undergraduate students (6%).

Q. What is the latest salary outcome of ANU graduates post placement?

A. If we consider the latest salary data, in 2021, the job which yielded the highest average salary for ANU graduates was Executive Management & Change with the salary amount being $107,000 and the lowest salary was yielded by Finance Control & Strategy with the average amount being $64,000. Similarly, as per the degree, the highest salary was witnessed by graduates with an MBA degree.

Q. How productive is the ANU’s career centre for yielding employment for university graduates?

A. Making the entire job search process easy, students are guided step-by-step while making a decision regarding their field of choice and future employment prospects. One of their recently launched services is the Careers Toolkit which will assist students throughout their ANU tenure.

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Email

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