2006 Next Step Survey
The 2006 Next Step survey was the second statewide survey of students who completed Year 12 in government and non-government schools across Queensland. The survey results show the initial study and work destinations of young people who finished school in 2005.
The survey was conducted between March and May 2006 and achieved a pleasing response rate of 77.5 per cent.
Summary results of the 2006 Next Step survey are as follows:
- more than nine in ten Year 12 completers (92.6 per cent) were studying or in paid employment at the time of the survey
- about two-thirds (65.3 per cent) continued in some recognised form of education or training in the year after they left school
- nearly four in 10 (36.7 per cent) were undertaking a university degree
- approximately three in 10 (28.6 per cent) were studying vocational education and training (VET)
- more than half of the campus-based VET students were studying at Certificate IV level or higher (7.1 per cent of all Year 12 completers)
- over one in seven (15.1 per cent) were undertaking employment-based training, either as an apprentice (9.0 per cent) or trainee (6.1 per cent)
- one in three (34.7 per cent) did not enter post-school education or training and were either employed (27.3 per cent), looking for work (5.7 per cent) or neither working, seeking work nor studying (1.7 per cent)
Detailed results of the 2006 Next Step survey are available in a comprehensive statewide report and eight regional reports.
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