Government-funded students and courses

NCVER Collection


Presented here is information collected via the National VET Provider Collection about the nature and extent of Australia’s government-funded VET sector, which is broadly defined as Commonwealth and state/territory government-funded training delivered by TAFE institutes and other government providers, community education and other registered providers.

It includes information on the number of training providers, students, enrolments in programs, enrolments in subjects, hours of delivery and program completions. Data are collected and released quarterly.

Data products

To view the collection results, please select the appropriate tool depending on whether you are a general, regular or expert user of data.

General users

Have a basic understanding of data.

Supporting documentation is available from the publication pages.

Government-funded S&C quarterlyGovernment-funded S&C annual publication Green box with a link to the government-funded students and courses databuilder tool

Regular users

Can understand tables and manipulate data.

Historical time series data publication

Expert users

Have a sophisticated understanding of data and its uses, including items and concepts.

Note: Access to this detailed data in VOCSTATS is free but requires registration.


Data services

If you can't find what you need from the above tools, we may be able to provide you with customised data to meet your requirements. This service will be charged on a cost recovery basis.

For more information, see Data access and charges: data and library information.

More information

Total VET activity fact sheetsTerms & definitionsAbout our data including data release dates

Superseded publications

Superseded publications from this collection may be accessed through the VOCEDplus database.