The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) has announced it will canvass over 100,000 students to survey their experiences with TAFE institutes, private training providers or adult and community education providers.


The annual Student Outcomes Survey provides information on the standard of vocational education and training levels, while also gathering valuable information on employment outcomes.


Ms Sandra Pattison, General Manager, Statistics, NCVER, said that it is important for students to have their say because their feedback helps improve the sector for future students.


“It’s a good opportunity for students to give valuable information about how relevant their training was, what they got out of it, and how satisfied they were”, said Ms Pattison.


“We know people are busy, so we’ve made sure the survey will only take about ten minutes to complete. And, the earlier students do this, the greater their chances of winning one of the cash prizes on offer”.


The Student Outcomes Survey is conducted on behalf of the Australian, state and territory governments. Results from this survey will be available on the NCVER website in late 2012.


Copies of the 2011 survey results are available from

For further information on the survey visit