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Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

What is the survey?

The 2018 Tasmanian Vocational Education and Training Student Survey collects information from students who participated in vocational education and training (VET) which was fully or partially funded by Skills Tasmania. It focuses on the reasons why students undertook the training and whether this training met its intended purpose.  For students who did not complete their training, the survey collects information on the reasons why they did not complete.

The survey is expected to take 2-3 minutes to complete.

Who is doing the survey?

Skills Tasmania (a Division of the Tasmanian Government Department of State Growth) is the government agency funding the survey.

Enterprise Marketing and Research Services (EMRS) is conducting the survey on behalf of Skills Tasmania (www.emrs.com.au).

Why is the survey being conducted?

The aims of the survey are to:

  • understand the reasons why students undertake training and whether the training helps students achieve their main reason for training, and
  • for students who did not complete their training, to understand the reasons why they did not complete.

This information will help Skills Tasmania in the development of VET related policies, program design and the appropriate allocation of resources for future training programs.

When is the survey conducted?

The survey will be conducted between August 2018 and March 2019. Students will be contacted directly by EMRS via a personalised email or SMS invitation during this period.  Three survey phases are planned:

  1. Late August to late September 2018
  2. Early November to mid-December 2018
  3. Mid-February to mid-March 2019

Each survey phase will be covering different students completing at different times during 2018.

How will the survey be conducted?

Students will receive a personalised email or SMS invitation to complete the survey. The invitation includes the student’s training details and has a link that is unique for each student. The link provides access for the survey to be completed online. All responses will remain confidential. For information about the privacy of the survey see the Privacy notice for the 2018 Tasmanian Student Survey.

Emails and SMS reminders will be sent to those students with a valid email address and/or mobile number who haven’t responded to the survey at various times.

Telephone interviews may also be conducted with a selection of students.

Students who complete the survey will be entered into a prize draw to win up to $500. For more information see the Prize draw terms and conditions of entry.

Who can I contact for general information?

If you have any questions about the survey please contact Paul Jamrozik of EMRS on (03) 6211 1222 or email paul.jamrozik@emrs.com.au.

Where can I obtain information about the privacy of the survey?

Privacy notice for the 2018 Tasmanian Student Survey

Where can I obtain information on the prize draw terms and conditions?

Prize draw terms and conditions of entry