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The On Track Survey 2010 : The Destinations Of School Leavers In Victoria : Statewide Report, Sheldon Rothman, Justin Brown, Kylie Hillman, Gary Marks, Phillip Mckenzie, Catherine Underwood Sep 2011

The On Track Survey 2010 : The Destinations Of School Leavers In Victoria : Statewide Report, Sheldon Rothman, Justin Brown, Kylie Hillman, Gary Marks, Phillip Mckenzie, Catherine Underwood

Dr Phillip McKenzie

Findings presented in this report are based on the On Track telephone survey of 36,179 Year 12 or equivalent completers and 4,094 early leavers from the 2009 school year in Victoria. The survey was conducted in April-May 2010. Year 12 or equivalent completers are defined as those who completed a Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), International Baccalaureate (IB) or Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL, Senior or Intermediate). The sample includes those who completed such qualifications in schools (98.3%), or in TAFE institutions or adult and community education providers (1.7%). Early leavers are defined for the ...


Assessment Of Current Process For Targeting Of Schools Funding To Disadvantaged Students: A Report Prepared For The Review Of Funding For Schooling Panel, Adam Rorris, Paul Weldon, Adrian Beavis, Phillip Mckenzie, Meredith Bramich, Alana Deery Sep 2011

Assessment Of Current Process For Targeting Of Schools Funding To Disadvantaged Students: A Report Prepared For The Review Of Funding For Schooling Panel, Adam Rorris, Paul Weldon, Adrian Beavis, Phillip Mckenzie, Meredith Bramich, Alana Deery

Dr Phillip McKenzie

The key research questions considered in this report are: How do existing programs seeking to address educational disadvantage in schools work? Are existing programs effective in reducing the impact of disadvantage on educational outcomes? What alternative funding approaches should be considered? To answer these questions, the report aimed to:

  • map the current processes at Commonwealth, state and territory and system levels for targeting funding towards disadvantaged students with the highest level of educational need. This mapping included describing how educational needs are defined, identified and measured.
  • assess the effectiveness of the funding and other processes in use. Part of this ...


Australian Apprentice Retention Pilot Project: Report To Megt, Justin Brown, Phillip Mckenzie, Adrian Beavis Sep 2011

Australian Apprentice Retention Pilot Project: Report To Megt, Justin Brown, Phillip Mckenzie, Adrian Beavis

Dr Phillip McKenzie

The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) was engaged in February 2010 by MEGT to conduct research on the retention of first-year apprentices participating in the MEGT mentoring and social networking program. Sponsored by DEEWR, the Australian Apprentice Retention Pilot Project aims to improve the retention of apprentices in skills shortage trades. The project involves the provision of mentors to support apprentices at three sites: in Queensland (Logan/Ipswich); New South Wales (Western Sydney); and Victoria (Southeast Melbourne). The role of the mentors is to visit the apprentice and maintain ongoing contact through social networking tools such as Facebook and ...


The On Track Survey 2010 : The Destinations Of School Leavers In Victoria : Statewide Report, Sheldon Rothman, Justin Brown, Kylie Hillman, Gary Marks, Phillip Mckenzie, Catherine Underwood Sep 2011

The On Track Survey 2010 : The Destinations Of School Leavers In Victoria : Statewide Report, Sheldon Rothman, Justin Brown, Kylie Hillman, Gary Marks, Phillip Mckenzie, Catherine Underwood

Dr Phillip McKenzie

Findings presented in this report are based on the On Track telephone survey of 36,179 Year 12 or equivalent completers and 4,094 early leavers from the 2009 school year in Victoria. The survey was conducted in April-May 2010. Year 12 or equivalent completers are defined as those who completed a Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), International Baccalaureate (IB) or Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL, Senior or Intermediate). The sample includes those who completed such qualifications in schools (98.3%), or in TAFE institutions or adult and community education providers (1.7%). Early leavers are defined for the ...