NAS rated Australia’s top institution for educational experience in 2016​

The National Art School is thrilled to share recent news regarding student satisfaction. We have recorded the highest result of any Higher Education Provider in Australia in 2016 for overall quality of educational experience! Each year the Australian Government Department of Education and Training releases a National Report analysing student satisfaction data (collected through surveys of students in Higher Education Institutions Australia wide). The results of the 2016 Student Experience Survey (SES) are extraordinary.

The National Art School has achieved the highest student satisfaction rating of any Higher Education provider in Australia with 96.9% satisfied with the overall quality of educational experience. In the survey results published in the SES National Report last week NAS also achieved student satisfaction rates of over 15% above the national average in Teaching Quality, Learner Engagement and Student Support.

We attribute this outstanding result to our commitment and focus to our studio based teaching model, small class sizes, high contact hours and excellent faculty and are incredibly proud that our students are satisfied.


Highlights from the 2016 SES Report

#1 Overall quality of educational experience in Australia in the 2016 QILT (96.9%)

- 96.9% Teaching Quality Satisfaction rate

- 93.6% Student Support Satisfaction rate

- 92.3% Skills Development Satisfaction rate

#1 Publicly Funded institution for overall quality of educational experience in Australia in the 2015 & 2016 QILT (92%)

#1 Art School in Australia for overall educational experience in the 2015 & 2016 QILT (92%)

#1 Art School in NSW for Teaching Quality in the 2015 & 2016 QILT (93.2%)

#1 Art School in NSW for Learner Engagement in the 2015 & 2016 QILT (81.6%)

#1 Art School in NSW for Student Support in the 2015 & 2016 QILT(90.4%)


The report and the survey are conducted by the government agency - Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) and published here

You can read the 2016 SES Report here