ERIC Number: ED467531
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-May
Reference Count: N/A
TAFE Graduates: Do They Get What They Want from Training? Statistics 2001.
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
The question of whether graduates of Australia's technical and further education (TAFE) programs are getting what they want from training was examined. A market segmentation approach was used to analyze data from the 2001 Student Outcomes Survey (SOS). The market segments analyzed covered 93% of TAFE graduates surveyed in the 2001 SOS. The respondents' primary motivation for undertaking vocational education and training at a TAFE institute were as follows: career changer/reskiller, 22%; skill improver, 30%; labor market entrant, 12%; apprentice/trainee, 13%; self-employed, 4%; and learner in pursuit of further education, 19%. The percentages of students in each market segment who believed that they had achieved their main reason for undertaking TAFE were as follows: labor market entrants, 66%; career changers/reskillers, 61%; apprentices/trainees, 94%; learners in pursuit of further education, 91%; skill improvers, 86%; self-employed, 85%. Overall, 80% of graduates believed that they had wholly or partly achieved their main reason for enrolling in TAFE. The proportions of the various groups who enrolled in further study after their TAFE course were as follows: self-employed, 77%; apprentices/trainees, 51%; and learners in pursuit of further education, 78%. (Contains 15 tables/figures.) (MN)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Career Change, Definitions, Education Work Relationship, Educational Attainment, Employment Patterns, Entry Workers, Foreign Countries, Graduate Surveys, Learning Motivation, Outcomes of Education, Participant Satisfaction, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Retraining, Salary Wage Differentials, Self Employment, Skill Development, Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives, Student Motivation, Trainees, Vocational Education
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, 252 Kensington Road, Leabrook, South Australia 5068, Australia (Catalog no. 817). 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/aag/tafe_want01/tafe_want.pdf.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Australian National Training Authority, Melbourne.
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia