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2 YEAR 12s … GET READY TO TAKE THE NEXT STEP

3 Overview What is Next Step? Who takes part? When does Next Step occur? How do I participate? Why should I participate? Where to for more info …

4 What is Next Step? Next Step is a survey of all Year 12 graduates The survey asks young people what they are doing after they leave school This could be studying, working or pursuing other interests

5 Who takes part in Next Step? All students from State, Catholic and Independent schools who complete Year 12 in 2011 will be invited to take part in the survey 2012 survey will be the eighth year of the operation In 2011, over 46,000 Year 12s from all schools were approached to complete the survey

6 When will school leavers complete the Next Step survey? You will be contacted between March and May 2012 The collection of survey responses will occur over a number of weeks

7 Why is completing the Next Step survey so important? To help schools gather important information about the pathways of their students To provide principals & teachers with feedback on the destinations of students To help the Queensland Government improve services for future school leavers

8 How will young people complete the survey? By phone or online Your parents or another adult can complete the survey on your behalf (if you are away from home) Privacy of young people is protected. Survey responses are strictly confidential and protected by the Statistical Returns Act

9 More info about Next Step Your December copy of the QSA publication Exit Lines will contain more information Go to: to view the survey and this year’s reports on the destinations of young people

10 Thank you We look forward to your participation in the 2012 Next Step survey!


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