Over 240 000 students undertaking VET in Schools

Media release

22 July 2021

The most recent data shows the number of students undertaking VET in Schools has increased by 2.3% in 2020, compared with 2019.

VET in Schools 2020 released by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) presents information on vocational education and training undertaken by school students as part of their Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (SSCE).

The latest figures show:

  • There were 241 200 VET in Schools students in 2020.
  • 7.4% were school-based apprentices and trainees.
  • Over half (54.4%) studied a Certificate II qualification.
  • Tourism, travel and hospitality continued to be the most popular training package, studied by 13.7% of all VET in Schools students in 2020.

DOWNLOAD: VET in Schools 2020

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Enquiries: Deanne Loan M: 0413 523 691 E: deanneloan@ncver.edu.au

About NCVER: we are the main provider of research, statistics and data on Australia’s VET sector. Our services help promote better understanding of VET and assist policy makers, practitioners, industry, training providers, and students to make informed decisions.

This work has been produced by NCVER on behalf of the Australian Government and state and territory governments, with funding provided through the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment.