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Government-funded students and courses – January to March 2020

By NCVER Statistical report 16 September 2020 2205-4391

Description

This publication provides a summary of data relating to students, programs, subjects and training providers in Australia’s government-funded vocational education and training (VET) system (defined as Commonwealth and state/territory government-funded training).

The data in this publication cover the period of 1 January to 31 March 2020. For comparative purposes, it also examines this data against previously submitted data for the 1 January to 31 March 2016 to 2019 periods.

Highlights

In the first three months to 31 March 2020, 674 500 students were enrolled in government-funded vocational education and training (VET). They included:

  • 658 700 students enrolled in nationally recognised training
  • 33 200 students enrolled in non-nationally recognised training.

Government-funded program enrolments comprised:

  • 93.1% in nationally recognised programs
  • 3.6% in locally developed programs
  • 3.3% in non-nationally recognised programs.

90.2% of program enrolments were in qualifications:

  • 81.9% of program enrolments were in training package qualifications
  • 8.3% were in accredited qualifications
  • 48.8% of qualifications were at certificate III level
  • 18.6% of qualifications were at certificate IV level.

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