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:

  1. 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?
  2. 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.

Report Available Online