School to Work Transitions research, reporting and evaluation

This page includes research on the topics of school to work transitions and Indigenous Year 12 case studies, and state and territory annual reports and evaluation reports on the National Partnership on Youth Attainment and Transitions.

School to Work Transitions Research

Research into the non-technical capabilities needed for successful participation in work and further study – August 2016

To support the implementation of the Preparing Secondary Students for Work framework, Ithaca Group researched the non-technical capabilities required by young people to transition to further education and work. The reports Everybody’s Core Business – Research into the non-technical capabilities needed for successful participation in work and further study and the supporting literature review, Everybody’s Core Business – Supplementary Report: Findings from the literature explore how these general capabilities can be developed, assessed and recognised in a school setting. Findings define a collection of general capabilities as ‘Tools for Transition’, necessary for students to successfully participate in work or further study and in the jobs of the future.

Youth transitions evidence base: 2012 update

The Youth transitions evidence base: 2012 update is a research report by Deloitte Access Economics that examines the economic and social benefits of young people making good transitions to further education, training and/or work. The report draws primarily on data from the Longitudinal Survey of Australian Youth but also examines other key data sets related to youth transitions, such as the Survey of Education and Work. The report is an update of a research project prepared by Access Economics in 2006 for the then Department of Education, Science and Training.

The positive pathways for young people in remote communities report

The positive pathways for young people in remote communities report was undertaken to explore the meaning and characteristics of positive pathways for young people aged 12–19 years with a focus on the experiences of those who work with young people in remote communities.

Youth Connections Specialised Services report

The Youth Connections Specialised Services program is delivered only in South Australia. It provides support under the same principles as the Youth Connections programme but is targeted towards young people who are at risk of becoming involved with, or who are already involved with the youth justice system. The evaluation report of the specialised services program is now available.

The Subjective Wellbeing of young people in Youth Connections

RMIT University conducted an independent longitudinal study investigating the subjective wellbeing of young people participating in the Department of Education’s Youth Connections Programme. The findings of this study are presented in the Youth Connections Subjective Wellbeing Report.

Good Practice, Strengthening Services for Youth in Juvenile Justice

The Good Practice, Strengthening Services for Youth in Juvenile Justice report focuses on how Youth Connections and/or School Business Community Partnership Broker services are strengthening services and building capacity resulting in improved outcomes for young people along the juvenile justice continuum. The eleven case studies featured in the report illustrate that even in the challenging area of juvenile justice, perseverance, collaboration, vision and innovation make a positive difference.

National Partnership on Youth Attainment and Transitions Reporting and Evaluation

The National Partnership on Youth Attainment and Transitions commenced in January 2010 to support the achievement of two main goals - increase the proportion of young people completing their Year 12 or equivalent qualification and halve the gap in the proportion of Indigenous young people completing year 12 or an equivalent qualification. The National Partnership ended on 31 December 2013 as per the agreement.

Reporting

Under the National Partnership, state and territory governments provide annual reports to the Australian Government on progress against the outcomes, performance benchmarks and performance indicators specified in the agreement. The 2010, 2011 and 2012 annual reports are available below:

Evaluation

The National Partnership on Youth Attainment and Transitions is being evaluated over three years, which will result in three reports. The evaluation focuses on the National Partnership as a whole rather than individual elements or jurisdictions.