The survey was carried out in August and involved more than 500 postgraduate students across Australia.
Colette Rogers, head of the national education practice at Deloitte, said the message for universities was that students do not want to go back to the old ways of learning when conditions return to normal.
“The pandemic has improved postgraduate students’ perception of digital learning. For universities the future is probably blended, a mix of face-to- face learning and online.”
Ms Rogers said the report was intended to guide investment by universities and showed they could afford a greater focus on technology.
There were some anomalies – more of the face-to-face students reported that their qualification helped them get a job than was reported by fully online students.
This was probably because most fully online students were based in remote locations, which affected their employment chances.
And evidence from earlier Deloitte studies reinforced the