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The vocational equivalent to Year 12



Research report no.58
Title:The vocational equivalent to Year 12
Authors:Patrick Lim, Tom Karmel
Publication date: 21 September 2011
ISBN:978 1 921955 40 2 print; 978 1 921955 39 6 web

This paper investigates what might be the vocational equivalent to completing senior secondary school. Three dimensions are considered: volume of learning, educational complexity and labour market, and other outcomes at age 25 (the last based on the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth). The report finds that no vocational pathway can be considered to be equivalent to Year 12 in a literal sense; vocational pathways form an alternative to Year 12 but are not equivalent.


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