The future of education, training and work in Australia

Wallis is proud to have conducted the data collection for the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) since 2000. The study provides a rich source of information about young people and their pathways through life, helping researchers and policymakers make informed decisions about youth policies. LSAY is managed and funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, with support from state and territory governments. The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) provides analytical, reporting and publishing services for LSAY.

Wallis is pleased to see LSAY data made use of in a range of publications, including:

The New Work Reality Report

The Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) report ‘The New Work Reality’ draws heavily upon LSAY data.

The report offers unique insights into how young people are feeling about work, putting their perspectives at the centre. It finds that while nearly 60% of young Australians aged 25 hold a post-school qualification, 50% of them are unable to secure more than 35 hours of work per week.

View the full report here.

The Demand Driven University System Report

The Productivity Commission report ‘The Demand Driven University System: ‘A mixed report card’ also makes use of LSAY data.

The research finds that demand-driven approach was certainly effective in increasing numbers of students: the share of young people that attended university by age 22 increased from 53 per cent in 2010 to an estimated 60 per cent in 2016, based on data from the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY).

View the full report here.

The LSAY 2019 survey is opening soon!

If you are an LSAY participant, the survey opens soon and we want to hear from you!

More information for participants, including how to update your contact details, is available here.