Thursday, 30 March 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ACDT


In 2016, for the first time, Australia’s major survey of vocational education and training (VET) students expanded to include all graduates; that is those in receipt of Commonwealth and state funding as well as those who paid for their training. This webinar will provide an overview of the National Student Outcomes Survey, insight into the findings from the expanded survey data, and guidance on how to use NCVER resources to explore the outcomes and experiences of VET graduates.


Davinia Blomberg, Senior Research Officer, National Surveys, NCVER

Davinia is responsible for managing the National Student Outcomes Survey, Australia’s largest survey of vocational students. Prior to this role Davinia has over ten years experience as a Research Officer in the National Collections and Research Operations branches at NCVER. Over this time she has coordinated the national statistical reporting of VET in Schools activity and assisted in research and analysis activities associated with the National VET Provider Collection. Davinia also coordinated the research program for the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) and contributed to research projects, including the development of performance indicators for the VET sector, and the collection of statistics on offshore VET.

Pip Skurray, Research Officer, National Surveys, NCVER

Pip has in-depth experience and knowledge of national surveys and works on two of NCVER’s major surveys, the Student Outcomes Survey and the Survey of Employer Use and Views of the VET system. Pip has an interest in tailoring survey data to make it accessible and relevant to various audiences.



Rebecca Sherman, Manager, National Surveys, NCVER

Rebecca has been at NCVER for 14 years, and holds a Qualified Practicing Market Researcher (QPMR) accreditation. Rebecca is responsible for leading and managing a suite of national survey programs that produce data for national performance monitoring. Examples include Australia’s largest student survey — the Student Outcomes Survey, the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth, a regular survey of Employers Use and Views of the VET system, the Apprentice and Trainee Destination Survey, and major one-off surveys on topical issues such as outcomes of the Productivity Places Program. Prior to this role Rebecca spent 10 years as Senior Research Officer, National Surveys where she managed the Student Outcomes Survey. Over this time she has been involved in redeveloping the questionnaire and methodology to keep in line with best practices.


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More information

Read the latest report presenting information from the National Student Outcomes Survey, Total VET graduate outcomes 2016.