Graduate employability: top universities in Australia ranked by employers 2022

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Nine Australian universities appear in the Global University Employability Ranking 2022, designed by HR consultancy Emerging and published exclusively by Times Higher Education. The ranking reveals which universities recruiters at top companies think are best at preparing students for the workplace.

The Australian National University came out as the top university for graduate employability in Australia, followed by the University of Melbourne and the University of Sydney

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Top three universities in Australia for graduate employability  

1. Australian National University

Canberra’s Australian National University offers drop-in chats with a career consultant three times a week. 

The university also runs the ANU CareerHub – an online career development and employability tool that includes a jobs board and careers resources.

Careers fairs are held regularly to give students the chance to meet employers from fields they are interested in.  

2. University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne runs a mentoring programme that brings students together with alumni mentors who guide them through the career decision-making process.

Faculty-specific resources assist students in finding the most relevant careers advice for them. Students are also able to take self-assessments to help them determine which occupation is most suited to them.

3. University of Sydney

The University of Sydney provides dedicated careers fairs for some subject areas such as law, engineering, IT and investment banking. There is also a start-up careers fair for students who are interested in setting up their own business after graduation. 

Six past prime ministers of Australia are graduates of the University of Sydney

The university is also affiliated with five Nobel laureates, 24 justices of the High Court and 24 Rhodes Scholars.

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Top universities in Australia for graduate employability 2022

Click each institution to view its full World University Rankings 2022 results

Rank 2022 Rank 2021 University City
35 20 Australian National University Canberra
45 52 University of Melbourne Melbourne
56 54 University of Sydney Sydney
97 98 The University of Queensland Brisbane
109 110 Monash University Melbourne
111 100 UNSW Sydney Kensington
160 167 University of Technology Sydney Sydney
180 184 Macquarie University Sydney
209 207 Queensland University of Technology Brisbane

See the full results of the Global University Employability Ranking 2022


Australian universities producing the most employable graduates have been ranked by companies around the world in the Global University Employability Ranking 2022

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