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Completion and attrition rates for apprentices and trainees 2016

By NCVER Statistical report 3 August 2017 1839-3497

Description

This publication presents completion and attrition rates for apprentices and trainees using three different methodologies:

  • contract completion and attrition rates: based on the outcomes of contracts of training
  • individual completion rates: based on contract completion rates and adjusted for recommencement factor
  • projected contract completion and attrition rates for the latest commencing apprentice and trainee cohorts: based on a 'life tables' methodology.

Highlights

  • Contract completion rates for apprentices and trainees commencing in 2012, the latest year for which final rates are available, were:
    • 55.2% for all occupations, an increase from 53.3% for those commencing in 2011
    • 47.9% for trades occupations, an increase from 46.8% for those commencing in 2011
    • 58.7% for non-trades occupations, an increase from 56.4% for those commencing in 2011.
  • These rates are higher for apprentices and trainees commencing in 2012, compared with those commencing in prior years.

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Data

Completion and attrition rates for apprentices and trainees 2016: state and territory data tables.

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