Frequently Asked Questions

Client: NSW Department of Education

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Your participation is very important and will help us better understand the career and study aspirations of young people across New South Wales. The results of the survey will also be used to improve services for young people in NSW.

The Social Research Centre Pty Ltd has been contracted to conduct the 2018 NSW School Leaver Survey on behalf of the NSW Department of Education.

You have been invited to participate in the research because our records show that you may have left school in 2017. Your details have been provided by either the NSW Education Standards Authority or the NSW Department of Education for the purposes of this research. A letter was also sent to your home address letting you know about this survey.

Fieldwork for the survey will be conducted from 21 August 2017 until 15 October 2017.

You can complete the survey by going to NSW School Leavers. You will need your login details that were provided in the letter or email you received. The Social Research Centre may also be following up via telephone with people who have not been able to complete the online survey.

The survey can be completed by phone or online via computer or mobile phone. If you are unable to complete the survey, or unavailable for the duration of the survey period, we may ask a parent, guardian, carer or next of kin to answer these questions on your behalf.

The survey should take around 10 minutes to complete depending on your answers.

The survey is conducted in compliance with New South Wales privacy legislation, the Commonwealth Privacy Act and Australian Privacy Principles. Your answers will be held in the strictest confidence and under the Privacy Act all information provided will only be used for research purposes. The responses of everyone who participates in this survey will be combined for analysis. For information on the privacy policy of the Social Research Centre, please visit our Privacy page.

If you have any questions about the survey or would like to opt out, you can call the Social Research Centre (free hotline) on 1800 023 040 or