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Over 300 000 students to rate Australia’s training system

Media release  ·  25 May 2015

Australia’s major survey of students for rating the nation’s vocational education and training (VET) system is underway. Around 310 000 students are being asked about their recent experience at a TAFE institute, private training provider, or adult and community education provider.

Managed by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), the annual Student Outcomes Survey provides information on VET students’ employment outcomes and satisfaction with their training. 

Dr Craig Fowler, Managing Director, NCVER, said that it’s important for students to have their say because the survey provides vital feedback that helps inform and improve the sector for future students. 

“We urge students to take part and tell us about their own training experience. We want every student to receive the highest quality training which results in personal benefits such as up-skilling, getting a job or a pathway to further study”, said Dr Fowler.

Students who complete the survey will also get the chance to win a share of a $13 000 cash prize pool. 

The Student Outcomes Survey is conducted on behalf of the Australian, state and territory governments and comprises students who completed their training with government funding or with a government supported VET provider in 2014. Results from this survey will be available on the NCVER’s Portal in late 2015.

Copies of Australian vocational education and training statistics: Student outcomes 2014 are available from www.ncver.edu.au/publications/2755.html

For further information on the survey visit www.ncver.edu.au/sos/faq.html  

Media enquiries: Rebecca Farrell, Media and Communications Officer, P: 08 8230 8418 or 0407 608 409 or E: rebecca.farrell@ncver.edu.au