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GENERATION is a new study following the journey of young Australians, as they transition to life beyond school.

Year 10 students from over 1100 schools across the country are being invited to take part in the first year of 10-year national study.

GENERATION aims to track interests, hopes and aspirations of a generation, providing participants, guardians and educators valuable insights into career interests and post-school plans of young people.

When will the survey take place?
The first survey of GENERATION will be conducted with Year 10 students from MAY – NOV 2022.
How will my child be involved?
GENERATION is a chance for your child to share their unique story - what they care about, what they're interested in, and what they hope for in the future. Your child will be asked to voluntarily participate in a 30 minute online survey. They have the right to withdraw from the study at any time, and have their information removed from further use.
Career Plans +
Experience of
Outside School
What are the benefits?
The GENERATION survey will investigate factors influencing the educational pathways of young people in Australia, like your child.
Report Summary
Along with their school, your child will receive a summary report of Year 10 students' responses about a month after the completion of the survey.
Career Insights
This will provide insight into the career intentions, choices, and expectations of this group of students, where no single child will be identifiable.
Guiding Discussion
This information can guide class discussions about subject selection and career planning.
Who's involved?
GENERATION is being undertaken by researchers from
The Australian National University (ANU)
The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)
The Social Research Centre (SRC)
The research has been commissioned by the Australian Department of Education, Skills and Employment, and all Australian state and territory governments.
Where can I find more information?
For more information about the survey contact the GENERATION helpdesk on 1800 122 789. Alternatively, contact the Associate Professor Ben Edwards at
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