ACT Survey of 2018 School Leavers

Client: ACT Education Directorate

The ACT School Leaver Survey is a survey of young people, or parents of young people, who have recently left school. This survey is being run by the Social Research Centre on behalf of the ACT Education Directorate.

The survey is conducted to find out what young people who left school in recent years are doing now. This will provide important information to help the ACT Government and schools plan future programs and provide better services for young people in the ACT. The survey includes questions about satisfaction with school, current study and employment.

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This survey is being conducted by the Social Research Centre on behalf of the ACT Education Directorate. You may have received a letter, email, or a phone call from 03 8383 4900 or 03 8327 6000 regarding this study.

The information collected in this study will be used by the ACT Education Directorate to help plan future school programs and provide better services for young people in the ACT. A summary of the results will also be published on the Directorate’s website.

For most people, the survey will take about 7 minutes to complete and if you are asked to conduct the survey about two or more of your children it will take around 10 minutes. The survey will be available online until 31 May 2019.

If you (or your child) left school in 2018 and received an invitation for this survey, you can complete the survey online anytime between now and 31 May 2019, using the link sent to you in the email or letter.

If you would like assistance with the online survey, please call the Social Research Centre on 1800 023 040 or e-mail actyr12@srcentre.com.au, quoting your login code, name and phone number.

The survey is entirely voluntary, but your cooperation is important in order to get an accurate understanding of the pathways young people take after leaving school.

The ACT School Leaver Survey is a survey of young people, or parents of young people, who have recently left school. This survey is being run by the Social Research Centre Pty Ltd on behalf of the ACT Education Directorate.

The survey is being conducted for research purposes only. Individual responses will be combined to give us a broad picture of what young people who left school are doing now. At the end of the data collection process, names and contact details will be removed from the survey database. A reference number will remain as the primary identifier for use in public interest research projects.

The ACT Education Directorate is obliged to handle your personal information openly, transparently and in accordance with the Territory Privacy Principles set out in the Information Privacy Act 2014. If you participate in the survey your personal information will be collected and handled by the Directorate and the Social Research Centre. The Social Research Centre Privacy Policy can be viewed online at www.srcentre.com.au/research-participants#privacy.

If you have any questions about how we are protecting your privacy in relation to this survey, please contact the Social Research Centre Privacy Officer (privacy@srcentre.com.au) in the first instance.

The Education Directorate also has a privacy policy that explains how we handle personal information, including how we handle privacy complaints. You can view our privacy policy on the Directorate’s website at www.education.act.gov.au/publications_and_policies/policies

Your name and contact information came from school administrative records. This information has been provided under strict privacy provisions.

Your name and contact details will be removed from the survey database at the end of the project.

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If you have any questions about your participation in the survey, please call the Social Research Centre on 1800 023 040 (a free call).