NAME OF COLLECTION
Student Outcomes Survey
National Centre for Vocational Education Research
Unit 1, Ground Floor
99 Northbourne Avenue
TURNER ACT 2612
Telephone: Canberra 02 6230 0699
Facsimile: Canberra 02 6230 0799
Web site: <http://www.ncver.edu.au>
The survey seeks information on Technical and Further Education (TAFE) graduates and module completers. The survey is designed to measure the characteristics of the students and relate these to employment outcomes, and in the case of graduates, further study plans. It is also designed to measure the relevance of their training and determine their satisfaction with the training.
The Student Outcomes Survey is a survey of a stratified, randomly selected sample of graduates and module completers from Australian TAFE institutes who have completed their training in the previous year.
Graduates are defined as those students who have completed the requirements for their course during the previous year at a publicly-funded TAFE institute in Australia.
Module completers are defined as students who have successfully completed at least one module during the previous year at a publicly-funded TAFE institute in Australia and have left the TAFE system.
Main data detail
Data on graduates and module completers include:
Data on graduates working in the mining industry are available.
- general characteristics;
- course/training details;
- average weekly earnings;
- employment status;
- employment outcomes;
- course/training satisfaction; and
- further study plans (graduates only).
Australia, states and territories.
Frequency of data availability
As at the end of May in the year following completion of the qualification (graduates) or training (module completers).
Surveys of Australian TAFE graduates have been conducted in 1995 and annually since 1997. Some changes in scope have occurred during this period, resulting in some breaks in the time series.
Prior to 1999, the survey was a census of all graduates who had completed a course of at least 200 hours or one semester in length. Since 1999 the survey has been a sample survey and from 2000 onwards the restriction on graduate course length was removed, although recreational or hobby courses continued to be excluded from the survey.
A stratified sample of TAFE module completers was included in the survey from 1999.
Products and services
- Student Outcomes Survey 2001 At A Glance
- Student Outcomes Survey 2001 National Report
- Data on graduates working in the mining industry are available on request.