ERIC Number: ED445237
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Statistics 1999: TAFE and University Graduates at a Glance. Australian Vocational Education & Training.
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
According to the 1999 annual surveys of technical and further education (TAFE) and university bachelor graduates in Australia, both sectors have experienced significant growth in the past 10 years (10-year growth rates of more than 70% and 41%, respectively). Within 6 months of graduation, 72.8% of TAFE graduates and 66.4% of university graduates were employed. A total of 87.7% of TAFE graduates were employed or in further study within 6 months of completing their course, whereas 91.7% of university graduates were employed or in further study within 4 months. Compared with TAFE graduates, university graduates were more likely to have undertaken their course on a full-time basis (39.3% versus 74.5%). On average, TAFE graduates were older than university graduates (the median ages of the two groups were 29 and 23 years, respectively). University graduates employed after graduation were nearly twice as likely to enter the full-time work force for the first time as TAFE graduates were (43.7% versus 23.9%). The respective percentages of TAFE and university graduates who expressed overall satisfaction with their course of study were 85.0% and 67.2%. The weekly earnings of 1999 TAFE and university graduates averaged $462 and $679, respectively. (MN)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Adult Education, Bachelors Degrees, College Graduates, Comparative Analysis, Delivery Systems, Education Work Relationship, Educational Attainment, Educational Attitudes, Educational Opportunities, Educational Trends, Employment Patterns, Employment Qualifications, Enrollment Trends, Foreign Countries, Graduate Surveys, National Surveys, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Salary Wage Differentials, Student Characteristics, Trend Analysis, Two Year Colleges, Universities, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).