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National Centre for Vocational Education Research

Informing policy and practice in Australia’s training system

Stronger links between qualifications and work?

Register now to hear about research that proposes fundamental change to the way post-compulsory education is structured as a pathway into work. Hosted by LH Martin and NCVER, the seminars will be held in Sydney on 23 July and Melbourne on 29 July.

AVETMISS support & contact details

NCVER provides support with the AVETMISS Standards for VET providers and apprentices and trainees, validation software and the Competency Completion Online System.

Fewer apprentices started training in 2014

The number of people starting apprenticeships and traineeships declined by 21.9% to 192 000 in 2014 compared with 2013, according to the latest release of apprentice and trainee data.

Publicly funded training data available

Student numbers in government-funded training declined across the board in 2014 compared with the previous year but was more pronounced for young people (aged 15-19 years), down 6.7%.

2015 Student Outcomes Survey

Students don't miss your opportunity to tell us about your training experience if you completed training with government funding or with a government supported VET provider in 2014.