TRANSITION FROM EDUCATION TO WORK
COMPLETING A NON-SCHOOL QUALIFICATION
In May 2013, there were 1.2 million people aged 15-64 years who had completed the non-school qualification in which they were enrolled in 2012. Over four-fifths (81%) of these were employed in May 2013, while 6.6% were unemployed. Employment rates for those aged 25-44 and 45-64 were 82% and 85% respectively. The proportion of males who had completed the non-school qualification and were employed was 84% compared to 78% of females. (Table 16)
There were 319,800 people aged 15-24 years who were enrolled in secondary school in 2012 but were not in May 2013. Of these school leavers, 75% had completed Year 12.
In 2013, 59% (187,300 people) of all school leavers were enrolled in formal study at a non-school institution (with 60% of these people undertaking a Bachelor degree or higher). The number of school leavers who were not studying was 132,500 (41%) and of these:
- 82,700 were employed
- 20,000 were unemployed and
- 29,900 were not in the labour force. (Table 19)