Nearly 1 million students to be contacted about their training

Jun 22, 2020

The National Student Outcomes Survey is Australia’s largest survey of vocational education and training (VET) students that collects information about their satisfaction with training and post-training outcomes.  This year, nearly 1 million people who completed training in 2019 will be surveyed, with around 915 000 domestic students and 62,500 international onshore VET graduates to be contacted.  The survey has also expanded this year to include students who study VET as part of their secondary schooling for the first time.

The survey begins in mid-June 2020.

Managed by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), information collected in this annual survey helps students make informed decisions about training and assists governments and training providers ensure vocational education and training is of high quality and relevant to Australian workplaces. 

This year’s survey also includes questions on how COVID-19 has affected students’ employment and further study outcomes.  The outcomes from these questions will help governments plan for our future recovery. 

Information specific to students undertaking qualifications, skill sets, accredited courses and individual subjects will also be captured, making the data even more useful and relevant.

We encourage any RTOs to promote the survey to their former students and encourage them to take part in this important survey.  If enough students from your training organisation complete the survey, you may be eligible to receive a free report specific to your students’ satisfaction and training outcomes, alongside national comparisons.

Take advantage of the free kit provided by NCVER to help promote the survey to your former students.

Visit the NCVER Portal for more information and frequently asked questions about the National Student Outcomes Survey.