ERIC Number: ED431122
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Australian Vocational Education & Training. TAFE Graduate Destination Survey 1998. At a Glance.
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
This publication summarizes information gained through the 1998 national survey of the Australian Training and Further Education (TAFE) system gathered through a questionnaire sent to almost 121,000 graduates, with a response from 66,500 graduates. Information is provided about TAFE students who completed their courses during 1997 and graduated with a qualification from a course of at least 200 hours or 1 semester, for both the country as a whole and for the eight states and territories. The national survey gathered information on the employment situation of TAFE graduates as of May 29, 1998; their reasons for undertaking the course; relevance of the training to their employment; satisfaction; and further study intentions. Highlights for 1998 include the following: (1) 73 percent of graduates were employed after their course, compared to 58 percent of the Australian working-age population; (2) 46 percent of graduates who were unemployed before their course found work after completing their course; (3) 79 percent of graduates who undertook the course for job-related reasons believed their course to be highly relevant or of some relevance to their current employment; (4) 68 percent of graduates rated the overall quality of their TAFE course as eight or more on a 10-point scale ranging from "extremely poor" to "excellent"; (5) 24 percent of graduates started their TAFE course within 12 months of leaving school; and (6) 49 percent of graduates had a postsecondary school qualification before starting their course. (KC)
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Educational Assessment, Employment, Enrollment, Foreign Countries, Graduate Surveys, Job Training, National Surveys, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Unemployment, Vocational Education
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, 252 Kensington Road, Leabrook, South Australia 5068, Australia; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; 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).
Identifiers - Location: Australia