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National Centre for Vocational Education Research

Informing policy and practice in Australia’s training system

School engagement? It's all about me


At 15 years of age, a student’s intention to complete Year 12, their strong academic performance, and a high belief in their ability has a greater impact on school engagement than school characteristics, according to new research using Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth data.

About us

The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) is a not-for-profit company owned by state, territory and federal ministers responsible for training.


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

Fewer people starting apprenticeships and traineeships

Estimates show there were 21 700 commencements in trade apprenticeships or traineeships in the June 2014 quarter.

Identifying actual VET completion rates and unlocking their potential

Join us to discuss the development of a Longitudinal VET Activity Dataset that allows tracking of students from commencement to qualification completion. Presented by Queensland DETE.