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 data access 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 2019
|Week beginning||Data product / publication|
|7 January||Government funding of VET 2017|
|4 February||Government-funded students and courses Jan-Sept 2018|
|4 March||Apprentices and trainees September Quarter 2018|
|3 June||Apprentices and trainees December Quarter 2018|
Government-funded students and courses 2018|
Historical time-series of government-funded VET in Australia
|29 July||Completion and attrition rates for apprentices and trainees 2018|
Total VET students and courses 2018
VET in Schools 2018
VET program completion rates 2017
|5 August||Government-funded students and courses Jan-Mar 2019|
|2 September||Apprentices and trainees March Quarter 2019|
|30 September||Government funding of VET 2018|
Government-funded students and courses Jan-Jun 2019|
Survey of employer use and views 2019
VET student outcomes 2019|
Apprentices and trainees June Quarter 2019
Historical time-series of apprenticeships and traineeships in Australia from 1963
Young people in education and training 2018 (including VET in Schools data)
|9 December||Apprentice and trainee experience and destination survey 2019|
|January 2020 (TBC)||Government-funded students and courses Jan-Sept 2019|
More information about accessing VET data is available.
Australian Government, Department of Education and Training
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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