Work and health / work and well being
Young apprentices: mental health, well-being and structures of support 2014
Client: NCVER - National Centre for Vocational Education Research
This project explores whether work-based mentoring and pastoral care can help support the health and wellbeing of young Australians (16-24 years) in the critical transition from school to work. Research methods used will include analysis of existing data collections, key informant interviews, and a survey of youth.
Research questions include:
- What is the association between the provision of work-based mentoring/pastoral care and health and wellbeing outcomes for young Australians in their first 12 months of an Australian Apprenticeship?
- How do health and wellbeing outcomes of young Australians in their first 12 months of an Australian apprenticeship compare with young Australians who have commenced a vocational education course?
The research also explores the awareness amongst apprentices of the availability of mentoring and pastoral care and identifies the types of mentoring/pastoral care support valued by Australian apprentices.