Training and Education (Survey of)

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    Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)

    OVERVIEW

    The Survey of Training and Education (STE) was conducted throughout Australia during April and May 1993. The survey obtained information on training and education undertaken, by persons aged 15 to 64 years, during the preceding 12 months. Information collected included socio-demographic characteristics (such as sex, age, earnings and educational attainment), work history details (such as occupation, industry and job tenure), recent study for educational qualifications, and details of training courses attended (such as time spent on, and employer support for, training courses).

    PURPOSE

    To update information collected in the 1989 Survey of How Workers Get Their Training (HWGTT); to provide baseline estimates and benchmarks on other topics; and to update information collected in the 1989 survey of Career Paths of Persons With Trades Qualifications, which was attached to HWGTT.

    SCOPE

    Coverage rules were applied which aimed to ensure that each person eligible on scope was associated with only one dwelling and hence had only one chance of selection.

    DATA DETAIL

    Conceptual framework

    The populations of interest in STE were drawn broadly from persons aged 15-64 years who were currently in the labour force, or who had held a wage or salary job in the previous 12 months. Information collected included socio-demographic characteristics (such as sex, age, earnings and educational attainment), work history details (such as occupation, industry and job tenure), recent study for educational qualifications, and details of training courses attended (such as time spent on, and employer support for, training courses). The survey also included a repeat of the "Survey of Career Paths of Persons With Trade Qualifications", which was first enumerated in 1989.

    Main outputs

    Population or Sub-population - Units: persons only.

    Characteristics of Interest.

    The main topics covered in the 1993 Survey of Training and Education (STE) were:

    • socio-demographic characteristics;
    • labour force characteristics at the time of the survey;
    • earnings from main job, or from own business;
    • work history;
    • educational attainment, for highest and second-highest qualifications held;
    • recent study for educational qualifications;
    • whether qualifications were required to obtain job with main period employer;
    • in-house training courses (if any, to a maximum of four);
    • external training courses (if any, to a maximum of four);
    • computer usage and proficiency;
    • training requirements;
    • barriers to training; and
    • training provision (i.e., providing training as part of one's job).

    Type of Statistics: number estimates, some means, proportions (as percentages), some earnings figures in current 1993 dollars.

    Data Breakdowns: levels at which the data is to be disaggregated - by state, by industry, by sex, by age group; and by 20 output populations, as detailed below. STE output includes both person estimates, and 'course' estimates. 'Course' estimates refer to the number of attendances reported for given types of training courses. Neither household level nor income unit level estimates were derived for STE.

    Classifications

    • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Origin.
    • ABSCQ: ABS Classification of Qualifications (level plus broad field).
    • ASCO: Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (Glossary ID 20).
    • ASIC: Australian Standard Industry Classification (Glossary ID 22).
    • Sex (male or female); and
    • State-Territory (all six States and both major Territories)

    Other concepts (summary)
    • Education
    • Educational attainment
    • Field of study
    • Training
    • Training provision

    GEOGRAPHIC DETAIL
    Australia
    New South Wales
    Victoria
    Queensland
    South Australia
    Western Australia
    Tasmania
    Northern Territory
    ACT

    Comments and/or Other Regions



    COLLECTION FREQUENCY
    Adhoc

    Frequency comments

    Education and Training Special Supplementary Surveys (SSS) have been conducted in 1989, 1993, and 1997; there may be another conducted in 2002. The earlier SSS collections on the general topic of education were in 1979 Education Experience & Intentions Survey (SSS-02) and 1982 (Survey of Reasons for Completion or Non-completion of Secondary Education, SSS-05).

    COLLECTION HISTORY

    See above.

    DATA AVAILABILITY
    Yes

    Data availability comments




    DATE OF LAST UPDATE FOR THIS DOCUMENT
    05/03/2002 11:53 AM