ERIC Number: ED461725
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
TAFE and University Graduates. Australian Vocational Education & Training Statistics, 2000. At a Glance.
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
A study compared surveys conducted in 2000 of the graduates of Australian TAFE (Technical and Further Education) and university bachelor programs and outlined some of the similarities and differences between the two sectors. Some of the key findings of the study are the following: (1) 89 percent of TAFE graduates were employed or in further study within 6 months of completing their course, and 92 percent of university graduates were employed or in further study within 4 months; (2) university graduates were much more likely to have undertaken their course on a full-time basis (75 percent) than TAFE graduates (37 percent); (3) TAFE graduates were on average older than university graduates, with the median age of responding graduates for TAFE being 27 years and for university, 23 years; (4) university graduates employed after their course were more likely to enter the full-time workforce for the first time (42 percent) than TAFE graduates (26 percent); and (5) a majority of graduates from both sectors expressed satisfaction with the overall quality of their course. (KC)
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, College Graduates, Comparative Analysis, Developed Nations, Foreign Countries, Graduate Surveys, Higher Education, Job Skills, On the Job Training, Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Student School Relationship, Technical Education, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Vocational Followup
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, 252 Kensington Road, Leabrook, South Australia 5068, Australia (Cat no. 659). 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/cgi-bin/gda.pl?id=2029.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Australian National Training Authority, Melbourne.
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia