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Completion and attrition rates for apprentices and trainees 2019

By NCVER Statistical report 23 July 2020 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

Individual completion rates for apprentices and trainees commencing in 2015, the latest year for which final rates are available, were:

  • 56.8% for all occupations, down 0.4 percentage points from those commencing in 2014
  • 56.2% for trade occupations, up 0.5 percentage points from those commencing in 2014
  • 57.7% for non-trade occupations, down 0.1 percentage points from those commencing in 2014

An individual may complete their training under more than one contract if they change employers or take a break from their training. Contract completion rates for apprentices and trainees commencing in 2015 were:

  • 49.1% for all occupations, down 0.7 percentage points from those commencing in 2014
  • 43.8% for trade occupations, down 0.2 percentage points from those commencing in 2014
  • 54.9% for non-trade occupations, down 0.2 percentage points from those commencing in 2014.

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