Next Step Longitudinal Fourth Wave
The 2009 Next Step Longitudinal study report is based on the fourth wave of the longitudinal study and documents the study and work pathways of young people in the four years since they completed Year 12 in 2005.
The fourth wave of the longitudinal study was conducted between 10 August and 11 September 2009. A total of 8646 responses were collected, representing a response rate of 92.4 per cent.
Summary results from the fourth wave of the study show:
92.8 per cent of young people were studying or in paid employment;
53.9 per cent were in some recognised form of education and training;
34.6 per cent were undertaking a university degree;
19.3 per cent were studying vocational education and training (VET);
8.0 per cent were campus-based VET students with 4.4 per cent of these studying at Certificate IV level or higher;
11.3 per cent were undertaking employment-based training, either as an apprentice (9.7 per cent) or trainee (1.6 per cent);
38.9 per cent were employed and not studying, 4.2 per cent were seeking work and not studying, and a further 3.0 per cent were not working, seeking work or studying.
Detailed results of the 2009 Next Step Longitudinal study can be found in a comprehensive statewide report 551k.
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