The study of 3,018 year 10, 11 and 12 students from financially disadvantaged backgrounds, funded by the AMP Foundation and conducted by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) for The Smith Family, found that a majority of students are identifying preferred career paths based on their skills and personal interests with little to no understanding of the availability of these jobs in the current labour market. It also found that a quarter of students were planning insufficient education for their preferred job.

Link: Senior Secondary School Students Perceptions of the World of Work.

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