Student outcomes

NCVER Collection

About the National Student Outcomes Survey

The National Student Outcomes Survey is an annual survey of students who completed their vocational education and training (VET) in Australia during the previous calendar year. The survey covers students who have an Australian address as their residential address (VET student outcomes) and, since 2017, international students who completed their training onshore in Australia (International onshore VET qualification completer outcomes).

The survey collects information 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 those who did not complete.

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

Data releases

Data resources are available in a variety of formats under the following titles:

Note: prior to this 2020 international onshore annual release, data resources were titled 'International onshore VET graduate outcomes'. They are now called 'International onshore VET qualification completer outcomes'.

VET student outcomes tile Green box with link to the international onshore VET qualification completer outcomes collection page image links to the latest Apprentice and trainee outcomes statistical publication

Related information

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Superseded publications

Superseded publications from this collection may be accessed through the VOCEDplus database.