Apprentices and trainees 2017: June quarter - Australia

By NCVER Statistical report 7 December 2017 1440-0359

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This infographic provides a snapshot of apprenticeships and traineeships across Australia. It presents statistics on commencements, completions, cancellations and withdrawals, and those currently in training. Unless stated otherwise, data is derived using the latest National Apprentice and Trainee Collection no.93, (September 2017 estimates), which is compiled under the Australian Vocational Education and Training Management Information Statistical Standard (AVETMISS) for Apprentice and Trainee Collection Specifications, Release 7.0, October 2015.

Due to lags in processing, the most recent figures are estimated (for training activity from September quarter 2015 to June quarter 2017). The estimation method involves weighting recently processed numbers, based on average reporting lags. As estimates are revised for up to seven quarters, figures for the last two years may differ from those published in earlier or in subsequent reports. Further details on the methodology can be found at <http://www.ncver.edu.au/publications/2267.html>.

More information including longer term trends, detailed data and explanatory notes are available. The states and territories are diverse in terms of economies, industry and VET policy and this need to be considered in any detailed analysis.

Highlights

In-training as at 30 June 2017

There were 268 600 apprentices and trainees in-training as at 30 June 2017, a decrease of 4.7% from 30 June 2016.

Quarterly training activity

In the June quarter 2017, compared with the June quarter 2016:

  • commencements decreased by 5.3%, to 37 500
  • completions increased by 3.1%, to 22 500
  • cancellations and withdrawals increased by 2.0%, to 23 700.

Training activity: 12-month ending series

In the 12 months ending 30 June 2017, compared with the 12 months ending 30 June 2016:

  • commencements decreased by 2.9%, to 164 000
  • completions decreased by 9.1%, to 97 700
  • cancellations and withdrawals increased by 0.2%, to 93 700.

State and territory data

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Data

State and territory data tables for the 2017 June quarter.

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