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Longitudinal surveys of Australian youth research report ; n.21


The introduction of vocational education and training (VET) programs into secondary schools is a significant development in Australian education. VET programs are intended to broaden the range of curriculum offerings and provide young people with another pathway to work and tertiary education. A key feature of the secondary VET programs in Australia is that they comply with the National Training Framework and also form part of students' senior secondary certificate. This report uses a substantial national data set to analyses the levels of participation in VET in Schools, the characteristics of the young people who take VET programs, and their work and study activities after leaving Year 12.

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