•  
  •  
 
Snapshots

Abstract

The most recent OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) survey enables educators, policy makers and the wider community to compare Australian students with each other, as well as with their counterparts across the world. PISA measures the extent to which 15-year-old students near the end of compulsory education have acquired the knowledge and skills that young adults need to meet the challenges of the future. As students near the end of their secondary schooling, they will be considering their educational choices and their future occupations. This Snapshot examines Australian students’ occupational aspirations and the roles they expect to be engaged in when they are around 30 years of age. It explores how expectations differ by gender and socioeconomic background, and reports changes to the top 10 most cited occupations since the first PISA assessment in 2000.

COinS