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Next Step Destination Surveys

Next Step Survey

Next Step is the Queensland Government's statewide survey of every student who completed Year 12 during the previous year in Queensland at government, Catholic and independent schools. The survey collects information about the initial study and employment destinations of young people after leaving school.

The 2016 Next Step survey will be conducted between March and June 2016.

Last year, more than 40 000 young people who completed Year 12 in 2014 participated in the survey.

Detailed results of the 2015 Next Step survey are available in a comprehensive statewide report and 19 regional reports.

Early School Leavers Survey

The Early School Leavers survey is the Queensland Government's statewide survey on the destinations of students who left Queensland schools prior to completing Year 12 at government, Catholic and independent schools. The survey collects information about the initial study and employment destinations of young people after leaving school.

The 2016 Early School Leavers survey will be conducted between July and August 2016.

Last year, more than 5000 young people who left school in 2014, prior to the completion of Year 12, participated in the survey. Results from the 2015 Early School Leavers survey will be made available after analysis is completed.

Results of the 2014 Early School Leavers survey are available in a comprehensive statewide report.

Next Step and Early School Leavers Longitudinal Studies

The Next Step and Early School Leavers Longitudinal Studies are Australia's most comprehensive post-school destination studies. The studies provide an understanding of the longer term social and economic outcomes of the educational system.

The 2013 Next Step Longitudinal (Pre-ETRF) report is the eighth report on the findings from the Pre-ETRF cohort of the Next Step Longitudinal study.

The 2013 Next Step Longitudinal (Post-ETRF) report is the second report on the findings from the Post-ETRF cohort of the Next Step Longitudinal study.

The 2013 Early School Leavers Longitudinal report is the third report on the findings of the Early School Leavers Longitudinal study.

Further information

For further information about the background, purpose or reporting of the Next Step suite of destination surveys, please contact the Next Step team.

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