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National Centre for Vocational Education Research

Informing policy and practice in Australia’s training system

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%.






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.

Stage set for 24th National VET Research Conference

Officially, this year's conference is our biggest 'No Frills' yet! Big thanks to our generous co-hosts UWS, WSi and SWSi - without them we couldn't put this year's conference on. See you next week!

New approach to training for better skills match

Hear about research that proposes fundamental change to the way post-compulsory education is structured as a pathway into work at two seminars hosted by LH Martin and NCVER in Sydney and Melbourne.