ERIC Number: ED461723
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Student Outcomes Survey: In Summary. Statistics 2001.
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
A national survey of students who undertook vocational education and training (VET) in the year 2000 at a Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institute in Australia was conducted through a mailing of questionnaires to a randomly selected sample of graduates and module completers. Response rate was 52 percent and 41 percent, respectively. In addition, a telephone survey of non-responders was conducted. The sample was stratified by TAFE institute, field of study, gender, and age. Results of the study include the following: (1) 88 percent of TAFE graduates and 67 percent of module completers were employed or in further study; (2) 74 percent of graduates and 64 percent of module completers undertook their TAFE training for vocational or work-related reasons; (3) 27 percent of graduates and 19 percent of module completers were employed in their first full-time job during May of 2001; (4) more than half of the graduates and module completers rated the quality of their TAFE training as 8 or more on a 10-point scale; (5) 45 percent of graduates and 35 percent of module completers who were unemployed before their training found work after their training; (6) 25 percent of graduates and 13 percent of module completers who were employed before and after their training moved to a higher skilled occupation after their training; and (7) 26 percent of graduates and 11 percent of module completers received pay increases as a result of their training. (KC)
Descriptors: College Graduates, Developed Nations, Education Work Relationship, Females, Foreign Countries, Graduate Surveys, Job Training, Males, National Surveys, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Evaluation, Statistical Analysis, Technical Education, Vocational Education, Wages
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Client Services, Reply Paid 5, South Australia 5068, Australia (Catalogue no. 689). Tel: 08-8333-8400; Fax: 08-8331-9211; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.ncver.edu.au. For full text: http://www.ncver.edu.au/statistics/surveys/sos01/sos01.pdf.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Australian National Training Authority, Brisbane.
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).