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Problems of unemployed youth in the western region of Melbourne: a study looking at background, aspirations, and access to education of youth in the 15-19 age group

This 1976 study investigated factors that influenced students' decisions to undertake further study or to join the work force (or become unemployed) with particular emphasis on participation in TAFE courses. It considered the effects of factors such as family and educational background, migrant status, aspirations, knowledge of TAFE colleges and employment history.

Recent NCVER webinar

Identifying actual VET qualification completion rates and unlocking their potential

Held on Wednesday, 10 September 2.30 to 3.30 AEST

Qualification completion rates are an important measure of the effectiveness of the VET system. In this webinar, Daniel Doncaster and Adrian Seabrook from the Queensland Department of Education, Training and Employment discussed the development of a Longitudinal VET Activity Dataset that allows for the tracking of individual students from commencement through to qualification completion. The database stores all publicly funded VET data collected in Queensland since 1996, enabling the Department to accurately calculate actual qualification completion rates. The presentation highlighted the potential of the longitudinal dataset in identifying factors that contribute to non-completion and covered some initial findings on completion rates.

Further information about NCVER's webinar series, including recordings of past webinars, is available from the NCVER portal.

VOCEDplus Highlights

VOCEDplus Highlights is a monthly publication presenting an edited selection from the latest additions to the VOCEDplus database, in order to highlight some of the issues appearing in tertiary education research internationally.

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