For the first time, the National Centre for Vocational Education Research’s (NCVER), major survey of VET students will include fee-paying students at private colleges.
Over coming weeks around 220,000 students will be asked about their recent training experience as part of the Student Outcomes Survey.
NCVER Managing Director Dr Craig Fowler said that, to date, only students who studied with government providers, such as TAFE, or those whose training was funded by governments were included in the survey.
“Now we’re also asking students who paid their own way to rate their training too. This will give us a better idea of how the sector is performing,” he said.
Results from the survey will be available in late 2016.