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 2013 Next Step survey will be conducted between March and June 2013. Young people who completed Year 12 in 2012 will be contacted and asked to participate in the survey online or via a computer-assisted telephone (CATI) interview. More information about the survey is available here.
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.
Results of the 2011 Early School Leavers survey are available in a comprehensive statewide report.
In 2011, the Early School Leavers survey incorporated a referral service to support young people in finding education, training or employment.
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 which provide an understanding of the term social and economic outcomes of the educational system.
The 2010 Next Step Longitudinal report is the fourth report on the findings of the Next Step Longitudinal study.
The 2011 Early School Leavers Longitudinal report is the first report on the findings of the Early School Leavers Longitudinal study.
For further information about the background, purpose or reporting of the Next Step suite of destination surveys, please contact the Next Step team at the Department of Education, Training and Employment.