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Unique individuals, broad skills

Inquiry into school to work transition

30 May 2018
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The Committee was required to inquire into and report on how students are supported from school to work including the following matters:

1. Measurements of gain in school and how this contributes to supporting students to prepare for post-school education and training;

2. Opportunities to better inform and support students in relation to postschool education and training, including use of employment outcomes of students who undertake school-based vocational education or post-school tertiary pathways;

3. Other related matters that the Committee considers relevant.

  • Chapter 2 looks at teachers and teaching, including the importance of ongoing teacher education;
  • Chapter 3 explains and discusses ‘measurements of gain’ in schools, the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN), the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR), alternatives to NAPLAN and ATAR, and addresses ‘soft skills’;
  • Chapter 4 considers government programs designed to support young people to gain the skills and work experience they need to get and keep a job, the transition to Vocational Education and Training (VET) and University and apprenticeships and traineeships; and
  • Chapter 5 outlines the particular issues facing students with a disability
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978-1-74366-775-0
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CC BY-NC-ND
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2018
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