Foundation for Young Australians | 17 September 2013
Only around one-third of VET graduates are employed in the same occupation as their field of training, according to a report by the Foundation for Young Australians.
The report, How Young People are Faring 2013, is an annual series that provides point-in-time and trend information on the education, employment and transitions of young Australians.
The report has shown a misalignment between the skills many young people have and the jobs that are available to them: firstly, that many young Australians are overqualified for their jobs; and secondly, that those without qualifications are finding it much harder to get a good job.
A total of 26% of Australian higher education graduates are underutilised immediately after course completion and 15% are still underutilised three years later.