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Vocational Education and Training Review - Research Report July 2020 Publication author(s): Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and Qualtrics
Publication abstract: To capture the views of students, a Research Report was conducted by Qualtrics on behalf of the Review.
From TAFE Directors Australia:- "Some research used by Steven Joyce that led to the National Careers Institute has been a curiosity. In an extract below, it points to the disjoin between education and training and the aspirations of young people. The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet recently released the base report. It’s an easy read so I suggest you have a look.
Joyce uses the analysis to raise the concern that many students’ career aspirations were not aligned with their educational plan, which could leave them overqualified. For example, as shown in the chart, 45 per cent of those surveyed intended to complete a bachelor level degree, when they need a certificate. Others risk underqualification - 33 per cent intending to pursue a VET pathway when they need a bachelor’s degree.
These are big figures. It means that in a group of 100 young people aspiring for a job (on a ten‑year horizon) which needs a VET level qualification that 45 are over-shooting by aiming for university. In another group of 100 young people aspiring for a job which needs university preparation 33 are aiming too low in pursuing VET.
That’s big turn-arounds.
Over or under qualified aside, the bigger question is that of aspiration. Of the young people surveyed 63 per cent aspire for jobs requiring a bachelors’ qualification, the remainder for jobs needing a certificate. Joyce quotes from The Grattan Institute and Mission Australia that university is now the default post-school activity for many young people, with 67 per cent planning to go to university, compared with 14 per cent intending TAFE or another RTO, and 9 per cent an apprenticeship. ..." www.pmc.gov.au/resource-centre/domestic-policy/vocational-education-and-training-review-research-...... See MoreSee Less