NAME OF COLLECTION
Survey of Education and Training
National Centre for Education and Training
Australian Bureau of Statistics
PO Box 10
BELCONNEN ACT 2616
Telephone: Canberra (02) 6252 7798
Facsimile: Canberra (02) 6251 8013
To determine how much training or education is being undertaken, by whom and to provide information on the linkages between education, training and employment.
This survey provides details of the education and training and experiences of persons who had worked as wage or salary earners in the previous 12 months, as well as those who, at the time of the survey, were employers, self-employed, unemployed or marginally attached to the labour force. Personal interviews were conducted at a sample of about 13,800 dwellings, yielding approximately 22,700 completed personal interviews (for the 1997 survey).
Industry data was classified according to both the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC) (ABS Cat No 1292.0) and the Australian Standard Industrial Classification (ASIC) Volume 1- The Classification 1983 (Cat no 1201.0) Data can be made available for the above items for persons employed in tourism-related industries by clients specifying ASIC categories to be grouped together.
- socio-demographic characteristics (including income and educational attainment)
- labour force characteristics at the time of the survey;
- work history;
- educational qualifications held;
- study for educational qualifications in 1997 and 1996.
- qualifications enrolled for during the previous five years but not completed:
- Intended study for the next three years:
- training courses conducted both in-house and externally;
- access to training;
- access to education and ;
- education and training provisions.
Australia, States and Territories. Information is also available for labour force dissemination regions throughout Australia.
Frequency of data availability
1989: How Workers Get Their Training
1993: Survey of Training and Education.
1997: Survey of Education and Training
The next survey will be run in 2001, and will retain a focus on the level of participation,educational pathways,skills acquisition,economic outcomes and individual experiences of education and training activities.
Products and Services available
- A special data service which allows users to specify their own tables is available upon request.