4438.0 - Disability, Vocation and Education Training, 2009  
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Access to education is an important part of economic participation. The Survey of Education and Training (SET) provides data to compare the vocational and educational experiences of people with disability to people with no disability.

Data from SET 2009 suggests that people with disabilities are not gaining the same exposure to educational opportunity as people with no disability. They tend to have lower school retention rates and to be less qualified. Even where they have qualified in Certificate courses, they tend not to share the same employment outcomes as people with no disability who hold the same qualifications. However, people with disability who go on to complete University degrees are as likely to be employed as people with no disability.


For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.