Australian Bureau of Statistics

Rate the ABS website
ABS Home > Statistics > By Catalogue Number
ABS @ Facebook ABS @ Twitter ABS RSS ABS Email notification service
1136.0 - A Directory of Education and Training Statistics, 2009  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 24/03/2009   
   Page tools: Print Print Page RSS Feed RSS Bookmark and Share Search this Product

STUDENT OUTCOMES SURVEY

CONTACT


Client Services
National Centre for Vocational Education Research
Telephone (08) 8230 8400
Email
surveys_req@ncver.edu.au

Website www.ncver.edu.au

DESCRIPTION

The Student Outcomes Survey is a national survey of students who undertook vocational education and training (VET) at technical and further education (TAFE) institutes and other government providers; with Adult and Community Education (ACE) providers (in NSW and Vic. only); or as government-funded students with private providers. The survey collects information on level and type of training, student employment outcomes, further study patterns, and satisfaction with the training provided.

Scope

The survey covers students who, in the previous year, were awarded a qualification (graduates) or successfully completed a module and then left the VET system (module completers). Only students who had an Australian address as their usual residence were included. Persons who undertook recreational or hobby courses (short courses) were not included.


Reference Period

End of May in the year after respondents completed their course or module.


Frequency of Collection


Annual


Method of Collection

The survey is a stratified, random sample of graduates and module completers. The sample of about 50,000 students Australia-wide was drawn from the 812,300 eligible graduates and module completers. The data were collected by a self-enumeration questionnaire. Questionnaires were mailed out to in-scope students, and were to be returned within two weeks. Graduates and module completers received the same questionnaire, and some comparisons can be made between them. However, data for the two populations should not be combined in analysis. ACE students received a shorter questionnaire than the TAFE and private provider students.

DISSEMINATION

Release Schedule

Results are released late in November of the reference year.

Publication

Australian Vocational Education and Training Statistics: Student outcomes - Summary. NCVER, Adelaide.

Geography

Information is available for Australia, all states and territories.


Data Service


Detailed statistical tables in Excel format, and datasets in SuperCube format, are available from the NCVER website. For data requests, contact NCVER Client Services.


DATA ITEMS

Personal Characteristics

Age
Sex
Country of birth
Whether had a disability or long-term health condition
Main language other than English spoken at home
Proficiency in spoken English
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status


Prior Study

Highest year of school completed
Level of highest educational attainment prior to completion of current course
Institution attended in six months prior to completion of current course


Training

Course name
Level of education
Field of education
Whether part of apprenticeship/traineeship
Attendance
Length of time taken to complete training
Sources of income during training
Recognition for prior learning
Methods of delivery of training
Whether moved to undertake training
Reason for moving to undertake training
Main reason for undertaking training
Whether helped achieve main reason for undertaking training
Benefits/relevance of undertaking training to job
Student's satisfaction with various aspects of the training
Further study (for graduates only)
Reasons did not continue to study (module completers only)


Employment Characteristics

Labour force status (prior to, during and six months after completing training)
Full/time or part-time status (prior to and six months after completing training)
Occupation (prior to and six months after completing training)
Industry of employment (prior to and six months after completing training)
Status in employment
Hours worked
Employer support during training
Earnings
Size of location/business throughout Australia
Sector of employment
Length of time taken to find a job after training
Whether first full-time job


Historical Data


Since 2005, the survey has included all VET students, not just government-funded VET students, causing a break in time series data. Note, in 2004 only TAFE students were surveyed. Historical data to 1997 are available from NCVER.



Bookmark and Share. Opens in a new window

Commonwealth of Australia 2014

Unless otherwise noted, content on this website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia Licence together with any terms, conditions and exclusions as set out in the website Copyright notice. For permission to do anything beyond the scope of this licence and copyright terms contact us.