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Webinar - Aiming high: what drives the education aspirations of young Australians?

Raising the educational aspirations of young people is a key element in supporting current higher education participation targets, including increased university participation by students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Recent LSAY research confirms that aspirations to complete Year 12 and go on to university have a substantial impact on educational outcomes.

Building on this, other research has shown that school and community programs, particularly those that leverage the influence of parents, may help raise the educational and occupational aspirations of young Australians.

A recording of the webinar is now available. Please click here

Panel discussion: Youth transitions - the journey from school to work

A panel session recorded at the recent LSAY National Research Forum: Are we there yet? Youth transitions in Australia in Sydney on 11 April was broadcast on ABC Radio National’s Big Ideas program on 15 April. The session is titled Youth transitions - the journey from school to work.

Speakers include Professor John Buchanan, Workplace Research Centre, University of Sydney Business School; Dr Kristy Muir, Associate Professor, Social Policy Research Centre, University of NSW; Mr Bill Scales, Chancellor, Swinburne University of Technology and member of the ‘Gonski’ and ‘Bradley’ review panels; and Dr Tom Karmel, Managing Director, National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER).

To download the audio of the one-hour discussion, please visit the program website at