ERIC Number: ED426242
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Australian Vocational Education & Training. TAFE Graduate Destination Survey 1998. National Report.
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
The 1998 technical and further education (TAFE) graduate destination survey measured 66,000 vocational education and training (VET) graduates' employment, further study, and opinions. Findings indicated graduates' mean age was 31 years; 55.1 percent were women; 31.2 percent were from a non-English-speaking background; 6.0 percent reported some disability; and 64.7 percent were employed before commencing their course, 16.8 percent were unemployed, and 18.1 percent were not in the labor force. Employment outcomes were that 46.4 percent unemployed before commencing their TAFE course found work; 79.4 percent at school during the 12 months before starting the course were employed; and 51.9 percent were in their first full-time job. With regard to course of study, 33.0 percent received some recognition of prior learning towards their course of study, and 51.0 percent employed during the final semester of the course received some support from their employer. In relation to satisfaction, 78.9 percent of graduates claimed to achieve their main reason for doing a course; 63.9 percent who did their course mainly for vocational reasons felt they received an increase in earnings, promotion, or job change; and 78.5 percent of those whose main reason was vocational thought their course had been highly or somewhat relevant to their job. Also, 38.5 percent were enrolled in further study, and, of them, 23.7 percent were at university, 67.5 percent were at TAFE, and 40.9 percent had received some recognition of prior learning. (Appendixes include 26 tables, explanatory notes, glossary, and survey instrument.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Employment Patterns, Foreign Countries, Graduate Surveys, Graduates, Participant Satisfaction, Postsecondary Education, Student Educational Objectives, Tables (Data), Technical Education, Vocational Followup
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, 252 Kensington Road, Leabrook, South Australia 5068, Australia; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.ncver.edu.au/
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Australian National Training Authority, Brisbane.
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).