Total VET students and courses

NCVER Collection


Presented here is an estimate of the extent and nature of vocational education and training (VET) delivered by Australian training providers. This picture of training activity is known as ‘total VET activity’ (TVA) and refers to all domestic and overseas VET activity delivered by all types of Australian training providers. It reports on students who undertook government-subsidised training and those who undertook training on a fee-for-service basis.

Total VET activity scope

Information is provided on the number of training providers, students, program enrolments, subject enrolments, hours of delivery and program completions.

TVA data are sourced from both the National VET Provider Collection and National VET in Schools Collection. These collections are compiled under the Australian Vocational Education and Training Management Information Statistical Standard (AVETMISS).


Total VET S&C infographic

The complete infographic is available here.

Data products

To view the collection results, please select the appropriate tool depending on whether you are a general, regular or expert user of data.

General users

Have a basic understanding of data.

Supporting documentation is available from the publication page.

Total VET S&C statistical report publicationTotal VET S&C data slicer

Regular users

Can understand tables and manipulate data.

Note: Some data visualisations are hosted externally and may request a login. Please click the Cancel button to continue to the visualisation.

Atlas of total VET data visualisationVET students by industry data visualisationTotal VET students and courses by equity group data visualisationTotal VET students and courses by provider type data visualisation

Expert users

Have a sophisticated understanding of data and its uses, including terms and concepts.

Note: Access to this detailed data in VOCSTATS and De-identified unit record files (DURFs) is free but requires registration.


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.

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More information

Total VET activity fact sheetsTerms & definitionsAbout our data including data release dates

Superseded publications

Superseded publications from this collection may be accessed through the VOCEDplus database.