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Data and Research Services

The Geelong Region LLEN has both an in-house research capability, as well as operating a research team (Researching Futures) with a range of research and data capability to support its stakeholders and partners.

Australian Bureau of Statistics
Access data from the ABS website. Use the tools to browse, search or explore by map to find statistics about different regions in Australia.

School-Industry Engagement

Connecting the worlds of learning and work – Prioritising school-industry partnerships in Australia’s education system. (2018) A research report from the Michelle Institute at Victoria University.

Secondary Students and Employer Engagement 2019 – research report from Inner Northern Youth Employment Taskforce and Inner Northern LLEN.

Vocational Education and Training

National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)
An excellent resource for data and research relating to Vocational Education and Training in Australia.
View the extensive range of data and publications from their Research and Statistics page
Subscribe to NCVER newsletters

Students with Disabilities

Making School Less Scary – A best practice model for transitions to school for students with additional needs. (Pilot Review 2019, BGKLLEN)

Ticket to Work – A report on an exploration of the transition from school to work within the context of young people with disability. (2014)

Flexible Learning

FYA-New-Work-Standard 2020 Foundation for Young Australians  report on the way work is changing in a post-COVID labour market

Supporting the Flexible Learning Sector – Evaluation of Flexible Learning Victoria (2017) (Supported by BGKLLEN)

A Successful Journey – Defining the measures of success for young people in flexible learning programs (2017) (Supported by BGKLLEN


Apprentice and trainee data from the Australian Apprenticeships Pathways Website


Department of Education Skills and Employment- Australian Government
View the Skills Research and Reviews page to access:

  • VET data
  • Employment data
  • 2018 VET Review
  • Reforms to ASQA – Australian VET regulator

 Australian Jobs 2018 – Infographic which gives a snapshot of employment, growth industries and jobs of the future.

Slack in the System: the economic cost of underemployment – discussion paper by Matthew Lloyd-Cape, 2020

National Skills Commission: Australian Government website for news, data, reports and analysis of the Australian workforce

Education Outcomes - post secondary

Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth
25 years of LSAY: research from the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth. Visit the web page for details including reports, data and publications.
Download an infographic for a brief summary.

VET for secondary school students: post-school employment and further training destinations – By Josie Misko, Emerick Chew, Patrick Korbel Research report April 2020. Visit website

Young People in Education and Training 2017 – NCVER Statistical report
A summary of statistics relating to young people aged 15 to 19 years who participated in education and training with an Australian provider during the year. Information on participation is presented for school students, higher education students, apprentices and trainees, and vocational education and training (VET) students. Visit website

On Track Survey
On Track is a large-scale survey designed to monitor the destination outcomes of Year 12 completers and Early Leavers six months after leaving school to find out if they are on track to a bright future. This information provides insights into post-school destinations and pathways and highlights the diversity of pathways young people successfully pursue after leaving secondary school. Visit the website.

Health and Well-being

Mental health services in Australia (MHSA) provides a picture of the national response of the health and welfare service system to the mental health care needs of Australians. MHSA is updated progressively throughout each year as data becomes available. Visit the website

How Work Works

Youth-led research into job opportunities in growing regional industries.

How work works Loddon Campaspe FINAL 14Oct20

VicLLENs & YACVic joint submission to Infrastructure Victoria's 30 Year Strategy
VicLLENs & YACVic’s joint submission to Infrastructure Victoria’s 30 Year Strategy.
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