ERIC Number: ED447349
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Student Outcomes Survey: In Summary. Statistics, 2000.
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
The 2000 Student Outcomes Survey was a national survey of students who undertook vocational education and training (VET) during 1999 at a technical and further education (TAFE) institute in Australia. Questionnaires mailed to stratified, randomly selected samples of graduates and module completers yielded national response levels of 55.8% and 51.5%, respectively. The following were among the main findings: (1) 89.2% of the TAFE graduates were employed or in further study after their course, and 76.0% were employed after their training; (2) 71.0% of TAFE module completers were employed after their training; (3) 66.7% of graduates and 62.8% of module completers rated the overall quality of their TAFE training as 8 or higher on a 10-point scale; (4) of those who were unemployed before their training, 49.8% of the TAFE graduates and 41.1% of the TAFE module completers found work after their training; (5) of those who were employed before their training, 21.9% of TAFE graduates and 13.1% of TAFE module completers moved to a higher skilled occupation after their training; and (6) for 26.0% of employed TAFE graduates, the job they held on May 26, 2000, was their first full-time job. (Twenty-four tables/figures are included.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Students, College Programs, Comparative Analysis, Education Work Relationship, Educational Attainment, Employment Level, Employment Patterns, Entry Workers, Females, Foreign Countries, Geographic Regions, Graduate Surveys, Males, National Surveys, Outcomes of Education, Part Time Employment, Postsecondary Education, Salary Wage Differentials, Skill Development, Skilled Occupations, Tables (Data), Technical Institutes, Two Year Colleges, Unemployment, Vocational Education
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, 252 Kensington Road, Leabrook, South Australia 5068, Australia; Tel: 08 8333 8400, Fax: 08 8331 9211, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.ncver.edu.au (free). For full text: http://www.ncver.edu.au/statistics/surveys/sos00/sos00.pdf.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).