Employers' use and views of the VET system

NCVER Collection

About the survey

The Survey of Employers' Use and Views of the VET system collects information about employers' engagement and satisfaction with the VET system and the various ways employers use the VET system to meet their skill needs.

The survey covers training provided in the previous 12 months. The sample of employers is randomly selected from the commercial business registry (illion) and prior to that the ABS Business Register. Approximately 9 000 employers are interviewed each survey.  Employers can complete the survey either online or by a computer-assisted telephone interview (CATI).

Information is available at the national level, as well as disaggregated by industry, business size and state. The survey was first conducted in its current form in 2005.

For survey timings and more information see our VET statistics explained page.


The complete infographic is available here.


Results of the Survey of Employers' Use and Views of the VET System are published in October each survey year.
The latest results were published in October 2019.

Please select the appropriate tool depending on whether you are a general or regular user of data.

General users

Have a basic understanding of data.

Supporting documentation, including the questionnaire and technical notes, is available from the publication page.

Employers' use and views of the VET system: publication Employers' use and views of the VET system: infographicEmployers' use and views of the VET system: history of the survey publication

Regular users

Can understand tables and manipulate data.

Survey of employers' use and view: publication tables Survey of employers' use and view: additional data tables

Data services

If you can't find what you need from the above tools, we may be able to provide you with customised data to meet your requirements. This service will be charged on a cost recovery basis.

For more information, see Data access and charges: data and library information.

Related information

Further research on employment at VOCEDplus Pod Network Further research on industry at VOCEDplus Pod Network

Superseded publications

Superseded publications from this survey may be accessed through the VOCEDplus database.