Australian vocational education and training (VET) statistics are drawn from VET administrative data collections and surveys and provide a comprehensive picture on the performance of the VET system. These statistics are underpinned by the AVETMIS Standards.
The Australian Vocational Education and Training Management Information Statistical Standards (AVETMISS) offer a nationally consistent framework for the collection of VET data in Australia.
The AVETMIS Standards apply separately to collections of:
- VET enrolment activity (National VET Provider Collection and National VET in Schools Collection)
- Apprenticeship/traineeship training contract activity (National Apprentice and Trainee Collection)
- Funding information (National VET Funding Data Collection)
Training providers submit data to the National VET Provider, National VET in Schools and National Apprentice and Trainee collections using the web-based AVETMISS Validation Software (AVS).
Funding information is sourced from the Australian, state and territory government departments responsible for VET (National VET Funding Data Collection - available once implementation phase complete)..
Data collections and surveys
NCVER manages four national collections covering different aspects of vocational education and training (VET) in Australia, as well as a range of national surveys.
Data collection dates in 2021
|*The survey of Employers’ use and views of the VET system is conducted every two years, falling on an odd year.|
Data release dates in 2021
Listed below are the planned release dates for our statistical products this year.
|Week beginning||Data product / publication|
|18 January||VET student outcomes 2020|
|8 March||Government-funded students and courses: January to September 2020|
|29 March||Apprentices and trainees: September Quarter 2020|
|26 April||International onshore VET graduate outcomes 2020|
|28 June||Apprentices and trainees: December Quarter 2020|
|12 July||Completion and attrition rates for apprentices and trainees 2020|
|19 July||VET in Schools 2020|
|26 July||Government-funded students and courses 2020|
Historical time-series of government-funded VET in Australia
|16 August||Total VET students and courses 2020|
|23 August||Government-funded students and courses: January to March 2021|
|6 September||VET qualification completion rates 2019|
|18 October||Apprentices and trainees: March Quarter 2021|
|25 October||Survey of employers' use and views 2021|
|TBC||Government-funded students and courses: January to June 2021|
|13 December||VET student outcomes 2021|
Apprentices and trainees: June Quarter 2021
Historical time-series of apprenticeships and traineeships in Australia from 1963
|TBC||Government funding of VET 2020|
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Accessing VET data
For further information, refer to our accessing VET data page.