14 August 2018 Revised: 15 May 2019


If you are already registered and have a username and password please login to VOCSTATS


If you are not already registered for VOCSTATS and wish to apply for access please read the Terms and Conditions of Use below and then complete and submit the Register for VOCSTATS form to apply for a username and password.

VOCSTATS terms and conditions of use:

In using the VOCSTATS application and data, I / this organisation agree to take full responsibility for ensuring the data will be protected according to the following conditions:

  1. Use the information only for the purposes of statistical analysis.

  2. Store and protect VOCSTATS data from misuse, interference and loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure, including:

    1. Protecting the privacy of the data and related individuals who may be identifiable in accordance with the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) as amended by the Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Act 2012.

    2. Restricting access to the information to users who will only use the information for the purposes of statistical analysis, are directly involved in the statistical analysis, and take measures to ensure they understand and adhere to their obligations to protect the information, privacy of individuals, and confidentiality of organisations.

    3. Keeping a record of all persons granted access to the data (as per clause b).

    4. Not attempting to identify an individual, including matching the information with any other information for the purposes of identifying individuals.

    5. Not disclosing information to other persons or organisations on any information in the data where the identity of a particular individual might reasonably be ascertained.

    6. Not disclosing information on any particular organisation contained in the data to any other person or organisation without the written permission of the organisation to which the information relates.

    7. Not publishing or disclosing the data or research results in a way that would enable any individual or organisation (other than your own) to be identified.

    8. Not using the information as a basis for legal, administrative, or other actions that could affect individuals or organisations (other than your own) contained in the data.

    9. Relinquishing access and not attempting to access the data if no longer working on the specified statistical analysis, or upon ceasing employment with the specified organisation.

    10. Ensuring that exported data in all media (CD-ROMs, DVDs, portable storage devices, electronic files, hard copy) are stored securely with access controls.

    11. Destroying the data and any copies of it at the conclusion of the specified purpose, provided that the organisation may retain a single copy of the data for archive purposes or to comply with any applicable laws or institutional policy, subject to the organisation continuing to comply with the terms of this undertaking.
  3. Not do anything or permit anything to be done that may cause NCVER to breach its obligations under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) or its Privacy Policy.

  4. Include the following citation below the table/graph:

“Source: VOCSTATS <http://www.ncver.edu.au/resources/vocstats.html>, extracted on dd/mm/yy”

  1. Acknowledge that the data were originally collected by registered training organisations and state training authorities around Australia.

  2. Acknowledge that the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) is not responsible for the correct extraction, analysis or interpretation of the data presented herein.

The Applicant registering for VOCSTATS (in the case of an individual) or Organisation (in any other case) (the Indemnifying Party) unconditionally and irrevocably indemnifies NCVER against any loss incurred by NCVER (including legal costs, on a solicitor own client basis) as a result of any failure by the Indemnifying Party or any of its officers, employees, contractors, agents or representatives to comply with the terms of this undertaking for any reason. The Indemnifying Party must on demand from NCVER immediately pay or reimburse NCVER’s loss.

The person or people completing the VOCSTATS Registration Form on behalf of the Organisation hereby represent and warrant that the information set out in the Registration Form is true and correct and he/she/they are duly authorised to sign this Registration Form on behalf of the Organisation and acknowledge that NCVER will rely upon and be induced thereby to grant access to data held by NCVER.

In agreeing to these terms and conditions I understand that a breach of these terms may result in withdrawal of access to this information.

By completing and submitting a VOCSTATS Registration Form to NCVER, you are confirming that you have read and understood the terms and conditions of this undertaking and that you agree to the above terms and conditions.

Register for VOCSTATS

To apply for a user name and password, please complete and submit this registration form.


Product description

VOCSTATS is a product which allows users to construct their own tables via an interactive web interface, using databases containing data from various NCVER collections. Tables can then be printed or exported in a variety of formats.

A quick reference guide and a tutorial are available from the Help menu once logged in to assist users in creating and manipulating data tables.

Target audience

VOCSTATS is specifically targeted at those users who have a requirement for highly tailored outputs, have a good understanding of the intricacies and limitations of the NCVER collections, and are willing to design and generate their statistical outputs directly. Access to VOCSTATS is by application and all registered users must acknowledge the conditions associated with the application's use. This includes details of how data from VOCSTATS should be referenced and a statement in all publications that the information obtained from VOCSTATS has been extracted by the author and they take responsibility that the information extracted is appropriate for its intended use.

Scope of data

The data are presented in databases under the following headings:

  • Apprentices and trainees
  • Government-funded students and courses
  • Total VET students and courses
  • VET student outcomes
  • VET in schools

These databases are based on the NCVER collections; National Apprentice and Trainee Collection, National VET Provider Collection, National Student Outcome Survey and the National VET in Schools Collection.

For detailed information on each of the above collections, click on the links below:

Current, time series or historical data are available from the above databases.

Fields - terms & definitions

For a list of the fields and definitions that appear in the VOCSTATS databases, please refer to the files below:

Revised May 2019

VOCSTATS fields - terms and definitions (2.0 MB PDF file)

VOCSTATS fields - terms and definitions (586.4 KB DOCX file)