December 2012: Educational transitioning has increasingly developed in recent years as a key issue that can have ramifications in the short and long-term future of young people’s lives and career development. Education transitions occur when students move between classes or schools or different settings and can be characterised by increased stress and anxiety as new relationships are formed and support services are altered. Key transition points include the transitions between school levels and the transition from school to post-school options (commonly into the workforce, a trade or tertiary education).
This report will identify a broad set of issues that relate to educational transitioning as well as provide a set of solutions that seek to positively correlate education transitions and their effect on young people’s lives and careers. Overall, this aims to increase year 12 attainment rates to the targeted 90% by 20163 and encourage the development of greater flexibility and individualisation when dealing with education transitioning.