Introduction

NCVER collects data about the Australian vocational education and training (VET) sector through a number of statistical collections and surveys.

All collections meet the Australian Vocational Education and Training Management Information Statistical Standard (AVETMISS) and use the AVETMISS Validation Software to ensure consistent quality of data.

As well as regular statistical reports, we release a range of tools to enable users to choose how and what data they would like to view. These include:

  • Representing data through graphic tools such as infographics and data visualisations
  • VOCSTATS – a product that enables users to construct their own tables via an interactive web interface, using data from various NCVER collections

NCVER can also provide customised data and statistics. See our services and charges page for more information on how we can assist you.

About VET data

VET statistics explained provides a summary of the Australian vocational education and training (VET) statistical collections and surveys and the purpose they serve for the Australian VET system. It covers the structure of the statistical collections and surveys, what each collection is, how they are compiled and what data is collected.

An accompanying page gives an overview of the statistical standard (AVETMISS) used to ensure the quality of data.

Both pages would be of interest to those with some understanding of the Australian VET system but who are seeking to further understand what is available in the Australian VET statistical collections and where to go to find specific information.

Data release dates in 2020

Listed below are the planned release dates for our statistical products this year.

Week beginning Data product / publication
3 February Government-funded students and courses: January to September 2019
9 March Apprentices and trainees: September Quarter 2019
27 AprilInternational onshore VET graduate outcomes 2019
8 June Apprentices and trainees: December Quarter 2019
22 June Government-funded students and courses 2019
Historical time-series of government-funded VET in Australia
20 JulyCompletion and attrition rates for apprentices and trainees 2019
27 JulyVET in Schools 2019
3 August Total VET students and courses 2019
VET qualification completion rates 2018
Government-funded students and courses: January to March 2020
31 AugustApprentices and trainees: March Quarter 2020     
21 SeptemberGovernment funding of VET 2019
2 NovemberGovernment-funded students and courses: January to June 2020
30 NovemberApprentices and trainees: June Quarter 2020
Historical time-series of apprenticeships and traineeships in Australia from 1963
7 DecemberVET student outcomes 2020

Data policies

NCVER

More information about accessing VET data is available.


Australian Government Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business

Following a Review of the National Vocational Education and Training Provider Collection Data Requirements Policy, which outlines the data collection and submission requirements for total VET activity, Skills Ministers have agreed to a revised National VET Data Policy (the Policy).

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