2008 Next Step Longitudinal (Pre-ETRF)
The 2008 Next Step Longitudinal study (Pre-ETRF cohort) report is based on the third wave of the longitudinal study and documents the study and work pathways of young people in the three years since they completed Year 12 in 2005.
The third wave of the longitudinal study was conducted between September and November 2008. A total of 9366 responses were collected, representing a response rate of 83.7 per cent.
Summary results from the third wave of the study show:
95.3 per cent of young people were studying or in paid employment
61.9 per cent were in some recognised form of education and training
38.7 per cent were undertaking a university degree
23.2 per cent were studying vocational education and training (VET)
7.4 per cent were campus-based VET students with 3.9 per cent of these studying at Certificate IV level or higher
15.8 per cent were undertaking employment-based training, either as an apprentice (13.1 per cent) or trainee (2.8 per cent)
33.4 per cent were employed and not studying, 2.4 per cent were seeking work and not studying, and a further 2.2 per cent were not working, seeking work or studying.
Detailed results of the 2008 Next Step Longitudinal study (Pre-ETRF cohort) can be found in a comprehensive statewide report 288K.
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