VET statistics explained

16 January 2017

Introduction

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.

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)
  • Financial information (National VET Financial 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).

Financial information is sourced from financial statements and notes submitted by the Australian, state and territory government departments responsible for VET reporting.

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 2018

Data release dates in 2018

Data collection dates in 2018


*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 2018

Week beginning Data product / publication
5 February Young people in education and training 2016
Government-funded students and courses Jan-Sept 2017
12 February Apprentices and trainees Estimate Review Dashboard
26 February Technical paper: Student Outcomes Survey: Self-Reported Graduate Model Review
12 March Apprentices and trainees September Quarter 2017
14 May Technical paper: TVA Program completion rates 2015
4 June Apprentices and trainees December Quarter 2017
2 July Government-funded students and courses 2017
Historical time-series of government-funded VET in Australia
Completion and attrition rates for apprentices and trainees 2017
30 July Total VET students and courses 2017
6 August Government-funded students and courses Jan-Mar 2018
13 August VET in Schools 2017
VET program completion rates 2016
3 September Apprentices and trainees March Quarter 2018
29 October Government-funded students and courses Jan-Jun 2018
Financial Information 2017        
3 December VET student outcomes 2018
Apprentices and trainees June Quarter 2018
Historical time-series of apprenticeships and traineeships in Australia from 1963
17 DecemberYoung people in education and training 2017 (including VET in Schools data)
January 2019 Government-funded students and courses Jan-Sept 2018

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