AISNSW member schools are being asked to contribute to a review of senior students' work and study choices.

The Review of Senior Secondary Pathways into Work, Further Education and Training, chaired by Professor Peter Shergold AC, will provide the 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.

AISNSW will be making a submission to the review on behalf of AISNSW member schools. A survey will collect comments, which can be accessed via The Review of Senior Secondary Pathways into Work, Further Education and Training.

The review panel is considering five key questions:

  • What are the essential skills and knowledge with which young people should leave secondary school to enhance their lifetime career prospects while meeting Australia’s future workforce needs? Whose job is it to make sure they acquire them?

  • Are current arrangements in schools, at work, and in tertiary education supporting students to access the most appropriate pathways? Are routes sufficiently flexible to allow young people easily to change direction?

  • What are the barriers to allowing all students to have equal access to the pathways that are available?

  • What is being done well to help students make effective and well-informed choices? We wish to examine career education; different schooling models; vocational and work-related learning in schools; and industry-education partnerships.

  • How can we collect and disseminate the data we need to understand young peoples’ choices and help governments to make informed public policy decisions?

The survey is available until Tuesday, 19 November 2019, or alternatively, feedback can be provided directly to Deborah de Ridder (Consultant: Teaching and Learning).

Independent school leaders can also provide feedback to the review panel by visiting the Review website before 7 December 2019.

Image credit: Calrossy Anglican School.