Academic journal article Australian Journal of Career Development

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Academic journal article Australian Journal of Career Development

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Applying for but missing out on university

Every year large numbers of Year 12 students apply to go to university, but miss out. Recent ACER research has looked at the number of young people in this group, their background characteristics and what happens to them after they do not get into university. The study, Unmet demand? Characteristics and activities of university applicants not offered a place, was released by ACER as part of the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY). For more information, see: http://www.acer.edu.au/publications/newsletters/enews /06_enews37/06_01_LSAY46.html

Time out of the labour market a common experience for Australian youth

Research has found that the majority of young Australians experience at least a short period of time outside of full-time education and the labour force in the early years post-secondary school. A report released by ACER identifies the characteristics, activities and later destinations of young people who had spent time outside of the labour force. It focuses on a group of young people who were not studying full-time, nor were they working or looking for work for at least one month during that time. …

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