Employers' use and views of the VET system

NCVER Collection

About the Survey of Employer Use and Views of the VET System

The Survey of Employer Use and Views of the VET System collects information about employers' engagement and satisfaction with the VET system and the various ways employers use the VET system to meet their skill needs.

The survey is conducted every two years between February and June, covering training provided in the previous 12 months. The sample of employers is randomly selected from the ABS Business Register, and they are contacted using computer-assisted telephone interviewing (CATI). Approximately 8000 to 9000 employers are interviewed each survey.

Information is available at the national level, as well as disaggregated by industry, business size and state. The survey was first conducted in its current form in 2005, and has run every two years since.

For survey timings and more information see our VET statistics explained page.

Snapshot

The complete infographic is available here.

Results

Results of the Survey of Employer Use and Views of the VET System are published in October each survey year.
The latest results were published in October 2017.

Please select the appropriate tool depending on whether you are a general or regular user.

General users
Have a basic understanding of data.

Employers' use and views of the VET system: publication Employers' use and views of the VET system: infographicEmployers' use and views of the VET system: history of the survey publication

Supporting documentation, including the questionnaire and technical notes, is available from the Publication page.

Regular users
Can understand tables and manipulate data.

Survey of employers' use and view: publication tables Survey of employers' use and view: additional data tables

More information

Further research on employment at VOCEDplus Pod Network Further research on industry at VOCEDplus Pod Network

Superseded publications

Superseded publications from this survey may be accessed through the VOCEDplus database.