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Parents Understanding of VET

This research project is examining the level of understanding that parents have of the future of work

About the Research

The Australian Apprenticeships and Traineeships Information Service (AATIS) is seeking parents input into the future of Vocational Education and Training (VET).

We know that parents and guardians are an invaluable resource for young people when it comes to decision making related to career pathways. We require your help to better understand the attitudes and perceptions related to the amount of reliable information parents have about the future of work and the impact of digital technologies on vocational career pathways via the below survey.

We value your time, and as an acknowledgement of our appreciation all eligible participants will go into the running to receive two gold class movie tickets.

Parents have been identified in several recent studies as being the primary influencers of young peoples' career aspirations. Some findings are summarised in a recent AATIS report which found that young people seek reliable sources of information to make informed decisions about post-school education, training and employment options. The current research project takes a related approach by reaching out to parents to learn more about how they form their opinions of VET and what they perceive the future of work to have in store for the young people whose views they influence.

As part of this research project we are seeking parents, or other major influencers with a parental-like role in the lives of young people, to take a short survey. The survey can be located here.

You can also do the survey in the form below.

Survey Introduction

This survey is part of a project focusing on Parents and their attitudes towards VET as a career pathway now and into the future. 

This survey aims to gain an idea of parents' attitudes towards Vocational Education and Training (VET) and understand the level of knowledge parents have of the future of work and what career opportunities exist for young people in the 'digital age'.

Although this survey targets parents most of all, it is open to anyone that plays a significant role in the education and career decision-making processes of a young person/young people - that is, individuals that are 'parent figures'.

All eligible participants in the survey will go in the running to win double-pass Gold Class movie tickets.

We encourage you to complete every question of the survey. The basic personal details we will ask you to enter will not be used to identify you except if:

  • you have won the movie tickets
  • to contact you if you have answered 'yes' to being interested in participating in further research.

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