2012 Next Step Survey
The 2012 Next Step survey was the eighth statewide survey of students who completed Year 12 at government, Catholic and independent schools across Queensland. The survey results show the initial study and work destinations of young people who finished school in 2011.
The survey was conducted between March and May 2012 and achieved a response rate of 81.4 per cent.
Summary results of the 2012 Next Step survey are as follows:
the majority of Year 12 completers (89.2 per cent) were studying or in paid employment at the time of the survey
further study was a common destination for Year 12 completers, with 63.0 per cent continuing in some recognised form of education or training in the year after they left school
students undertaking a university degree accounted for 38.4 per cent of all Year 12 completers
a further 24.6 per cent of all Year 12 completers were studying vocational education and training (VET)
campus-based VET students were more likely to be studying at Certificate IV level or higher than the lower certificate levels (7.5 per cent of all Year 12 completers)
employment-based training accounted for 11.5 per cent of Year 12 completers, either in apprenticeships (7.9 per cent) or traineeships (3.6 per cent)
the remaining 37.0 per cent of Year 12 completers did not enter post-school education or training, and were either employed (26.2 per cent), looking for work (8.8 per cent) or not in the labour force, education or training (1.9 per cent)
more than 2700 Year 12 completers (7.1 per cent) had deferred a tertiary offer. Among this group, 81.6 per cent were employed, 12.9 per cent were looking for work and a further 5.6 per cent were not in the labour force, education or training.
Detailed results of the 2012 Next Step survey are available in a comprehensive statewide report, ASGC regional reports and ASGS regional reports.
Thank you to the many thousands of Queensland Year 12 completers who took part in the 2012 Next Step survey and contributed to its success.
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