The 2021 survey is currently underway. For more information, please see the How do you meet your skill needs? page.
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.
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.
Have a basic understanding of data.
Supporting documentation, including the questionnaire and technical notes, is available from the publication page.
Can understand tables and manipulate data.
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.
Superseded publications from this survey may be accessed through the VOCEDplus database.