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This is a summary of recent research by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) about the transition of school students into the vocational education and training (VET) system, including their experiences during, and their outcomes after, engagement with the sector. Data is included from the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY), the National VET Provider Collection and the National Student Outcomes Survey (SOS). Connections between the themes identified in the research and the data related to VET students’ experiences and outcomes are highlighted.

This summary explores the following questions:

- What influences young people to undertake VET post-school?

- What factors support young people to complete VET?

- What are their outcomes following participation in VET?

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