- Download the NSW secondary students' post-school destinations and expectations report (PDF, 1.4MB).
- Read the findings about early school leavers online or download the early school leavers fact sheet (PDF, 240kB).
- Read the findings about Vocational Education and Training (VET) in school online or download the VET in school fact sheet (PDF, 68kB).
- Read a summary news article.
About the survey
Since 2010, the NSW secondary students’ post-school destinations survey has been collecting information about students’ main destinations in the year after completing Year 12 or leaving school. The survey seeks to provide critical information on education pathways, attainments and destinations of young people in NSW and inform policy making related to students’ post-school education, training and employment.
In 2018, 3,529 students who finished Year 12 and 4,470 students who left school before completing Year 12 (known as early school leavers) completed the survey. All Aboriginal and Torres Strait students, students who attended schools participating in the Connected Communities program and students who left school before the minimum leaving age were in scope for the survey. A sample of students who completed Year 12 or left school after the minimum leaving age were also in scope.