ERIC Number: ED448349
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Student Outcomes Survey, 2000: National Report. Australian Vocational Education & Training.
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
A survey was conducted of a randomly-selected sample of TAFE (Training and Further Education) graduates in Australia who completed vocational education and training (VET) qualifications during 1999 and of TAFE students who successfully completed some training ("module completers") and left the TAFE system. Analysis of the responses of 41,000 graduates and 8,000 module completers showed that graduates undertook at least twice as much training as module completers and had a higher level of schooling compared to module completers. The study also showed that almost 90 percent of graduates were either working or in further study after their course, compared to 77 percent before beginning their course. Graduates were more likely to be employed than module completers. Male students were far more likely to be employed full time than female students, who were more likely to be employed part time. About 22 percent of graduates and 13 percent of module completers who were employed both before and after their training moved to higher skilled occupations after training. Overall, graduates and module completers were happy with their training. (The document includes 26 tables and 38 figures. Five appendixes include notes, a 58-item glossary, an information page, and the questionnaires with a cover letter.) (KC)
Descriptors: College Graduates, Developed Nations, Education Work Relationship, Employment, Females, Foreign Countries, Glossaries, Graduate Surveys, Males, Outcomes of Education, Participant Characteristics, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Relevance (Education), Student Attitudes, Tables (Data), 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 (paper: ISBN-0-87397-668-1, ($49.50 Australian). For full text: http://www.ncver.edu.au/statistics/surveys/sos00/index.htm.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Australian National Training Authority, Melbourne.
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).