Social Research Centre

Transitions Study

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Research Areas

Education +

Project Status

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The Transitions Study aims to help The Smith Family better support young people as they move into adulthood by understanding the different pathways young people might take during the senior years of school and beyond, and what might influence those pathways.


This research is being conducted for The Smith Family by the Social Research Centre.



Aims + Outcomes

The information collected will help The Smith Family and others such as policymakers, employers and educators, to provide better services and support for young people.

The Social Research Centre conducted the first wave of the study in 2021, with subsequent waves in 2022 and 2023. The next 2024 survey will invite those continuing from earlier surveys, along with a new group of young people, to complete the survey.




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Full Analysis Report

Exposure and the impact on attitudes of the 2019-20 Australian Bushfires

Full Analysis Report

Exposure and the impact on attitudes of the 2019-20 Australian Bushfires

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Full Analysis Report (Population Health Test)

Full Analysis Report (Population Health Test)

How do we ensure privacy is protected?

The Social Research Centre complies with the Australian Privacy Principles. All personal contact information such as name, email and phone number is removed from the final data. Your responses will be de-identified, held in the strictest confidence and will not be disclosed to other organisations for marketing or research purposes. The responses of everyone who participates in this survey will be combined for analysis. Please see the SRC’s Privacy Policy.

Get in touch

The Social Research Centre
1800 023 404


What will the survey ask?

The survey includes questions about your involvement in study, training and work, including whether you’re looking for work or volunteering, and your family and living circumstances (including caring responsibilities).

How do I take part in the survey?

Eligible young people will be sent an email and/or SMS link to complete the survey online and may be called to complete the survey over the phone. If we don’t have your direct contact details, we will send the invitation to your primary carer and ask them to forward it to you.

How long will the survey take?

The survey will only take around 10-15 minutes to complete.

Will I be paid for my time?

All participants who complete the survey will receive a $30 eGift card.

Do I have to complete the survey?

The survey is completely voluntary, however your participation is important as it will help The Smith Family learn more about the unique experiences young people might have. This will help them provide better support for young people like yourself. Your participation in the survey will not affect in any way the support you receive from The Smith Family, now or in the future.

How is my privacy protected?

All information provided to The Smith Family will be identifiable but is protected by the Privacy Act 1988 and will be used for The Smith Family purposes only. The Smith Family therefore holds data on the identity of survey participants. However, any publications using the survey data will keep participants’ identities confidential and The Smith Family will only report individual participants’ survey responses in combination with all other participants’ responses.

Further information?

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact the Social Research Centre on 1800 023 040, or email
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