2012 Early School Leavers Survey
The 2012 Early School Leavers survey was the sixth statewide survey of the destinations of students who left Queensland schools in Years 10, 11 or early in Year 12. The survey results show the initial study and work destinations of young people after leaving school during 2011.
The survey was conducted in three stages; January to February 2012, March to April 2012 and July 2012 and achieved a response rate of 42.6 per cent.
Summary results of the 2012 Early School Leavers survey show:
the majority of early school leavers (69.9 per cent) were studying or in paid employment at the time of the survey
further study was being undertaken by 41.5 per cent of all early school leavers in the year after leaving school
students undertaking campus-based VET programs accounted for 14.8 per cent of all early school leavers
employment-based training accounted for 23.3 per cent of early school leavers, either in apprenticeships (18.6 per cent) or traineeships (4.7 per cent)
a further 28.4 per cent of early school leavers were not participating in education or training but had entered employment, with 13.2 per cent engaged in full-time work, 15.2 per cent in part-time work
the remaining 30.1 per cent of early school leavers were either looking for work (23.4 per cent) or not in the labour force, education or training (6.8 per cent).
Detailed results of the 2012 Early School Leavers survey are available in a comprehensive statewide report 6.3M.
Thank you to the young people who took part in the 2012 Early School Leavers survey and contributed to its success.
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