Presented here are data on the outcomes of Australian students who completed their vocational education and training (VET) in Australia in the previous calendar year. The information is derived from the National Student Outcomes Survey, which is an annual survey of graduates (students awarded a qualification) and subject completers (students who successfully completed part of a course and then left the VET system).
Since 1999, the survey has collected information on the outcomes of government-funded VET students. In 2016, the scope of the survey was expanded to report on the outcomes of all graduates; including fee-for-service students (those who paid for the training or whose employer paid for the training) from private training and community education providers. The expanded scope was applied to the 2017 survey for graduates and, for the first time, subject completers.
Information is presented on VET students’ reasons for training, their employment outcomes, satisfaction with training, and further study outcomes. The main reason for not continuing with the training is also collected for subject completers.
For survey timings and more information, see our VET statistics explained page.
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Results of the Student Outcomes Survey are published late November/early December each year, once fieldwork is completed in August.
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