On Track 2021

Client: Department of Education and Training (Vic)

This is an important survey of people who left school in 2020. It aims to help decision makers understand how young people can make a smoother transition into further education, training and/or employment.

The study is conducted on behalf of the Victorian Government by the Department of Education and Training (DET) and the Social Research Centre. You may have received a text message from 0429 032 902 (0429032902) regarding the study. For more information or previous year’s results visit: http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/research/Pages/ontrack.aspx

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If you are trying to log into your survey, please use the URL in the letter you received. Call 1800 252 663 if you no longer have the letter or if you are experiencing technical difficulties.

Your participation in this survey is important. We hope to hear from everyone who left school last year, irrespective of what they are doing in 2020.

School leavers have been surveyed for On Track every year since 2003. We understand that this year school leavers may be experiencing disruptions to their plans due to COVID-19 and we’ll take this into account if it has affected you.

We realise you might not have a lot of time, so the survey is short - it usually takes five minutes or less to complete.

If we are unable to reach you before the final week of the survey, we may ask a parent or family member to complete the survey on your behalf. If you would prefer this not to happen, please get in touch with the Social Research Centre on 1800 252 663 (free call).

If you have any questions about the survey or have misplaced your username and password, call the On Track helpline on 1800 252 663 (free call) or email ontrack@srcentre.com.au.

Be assured, all of your answers are private and confidential. No individuals will be identified, and no personal information will be provided to any other government department or third party without your permission.

The Social Research Centre complies with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and the Privacy (Market and Social Research) Code 2021. It takes reasonable steps to protect any personal information from unauthorised access, use, disclosure or loss. In compliance with privacy laws, we have only been provided information about you that is directly relevant to the research. Your personal information will be used by the Department of Education and Training for research purposes only.

The Social Research Centre is a fully accredited research company that uses only suitably trained and qualified interviewers. Your personal information will be used only for the purposes of this research and will not be disclosed to organisations beyond the scope of this project for marketing or research purposes.

You can access your personal information held by the Social Research Centre by contacting them on 1800 252 663. For further instructions on accessing and correcting personal information, making queries or for complaints about privacy and personal information provided, you can access our privacy policy through this link: Research Information Privacy Policy.