Aiming high: what drives the educational aspirations of young Australians?


Permanent URL for this page:



Raising the educational aspirations of young people is a key element in supporting current higher education participation targets, including increased university participation by students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Recent Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) research confirms that aspirations to complete Year 12 and go on to university have a substantial impact on educational outcomes. Building on this, other research has shown that school and community programs, particularly those that leverage the influence of parents, may help raise the educational and occupational...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Youth; Students; Higher education; Participation; Outcomes; Providers of education and training; Culture and society

Keywords: Aspirations; University; Family; Decision making

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2014

Physical description: webinar (60 min.)

Access item:

Related items: TD/TNC 115.16; TD/TNC 115.03

More information about the PACTS (Parents As Career Transition Support) Program can be found at:

Resource type: Audiovisual

Document number: TD/TNC 116.49

Show Extra Info
QR Code for