The Review of Senior Secondary Pathways into Work, Further Education & Training

Posted: 8th Nov

Welcome to the Review

The Review of senior secondary pathways into work, further education and training will provide Education Council with advice and recommendations on how senior secondary students can better understand and be enabled to choose the most appropriate pathway to support their transition into work, further education and/or training. In undertaking the Review, the expert panel will give consideration to the different contexts faced by students, including students with disability, those in regional, rural and remote areas, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
The Review of senior secondary pathways into work, further education and training developed from a recommendation in the Through Growth to Achievement: Report of the Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools. The Review is one of eight national priority initiatives included in the National School Reform Agreement and will report to the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Education Council in June 2020.

Students who complete senior secondary education have a greater likelihood of continuing with further study, entering into the workforce, and improved living conditions.

Due to technological change, globalisation and automation, students are increasingly requiring a broader and different mix of skills, including stronger problem solving, communication and digital skills, critical and creative thinking, and the skills to navigate an increasingly complex range of options and pathways into further education and training.

The Terms of Reference provide the full context, purpose, related reviews, roles and responsibilities and membership. You can also find out more about the Review panel here.

Discussion paper released - have your say!

From 20 September until 7 December 2019, the Review panel are inviting people to provide their feedback on senior secondary pathways, what works well and what could be improved.

A Discussion paper outlining many of the issues has been developed and is available here.

The discussion paper is supported by a background paper, which is available here.

Please provide your feedback and comments here. Your comments will be considered and may inform the Review outcomes and recommendations.

Follow the link below to have your say...