The Next Step longitudinal study is annually tracking, through to the age of 24, two cohorts of young people who completed Year 12 at government and non-government schools in Queensland.
The first cohort comprises a sample of young people who completed Year 12 in 2005 and participated in the 2006 Next Step survey. This group were recruited before the introduction of the Education and Training Reforms for the Future (ETRF) and are referred to as the Next Step Longitudinal study pre-ETRF cohort.
A sample of young people who completed Year 12 in 2010 and participated in the 2011 Next Step survey form the second cohort. This group were recruited after the ETRF were implemented and are referred to as the Next Step Longitudinal study post-ETRF cohort.
This page was last reviewed on 30 Nov 2017