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.
- 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.
Completion and attrition rates for apprentices and trainees 2016: state and territory data tables.
The proportion of apprentices and trainees completing their training has increased to 61.4%.
As at December 2016, 2.2% of Australian workers were employed as an apprentice or trainee.
This technical paper provides information on the methodology used to calculate contract completion a… Show more
Using a 'life tables' approach for recently commencing apprentices and trainees, this technical pape… Show more