Apprentice and trainee outcomes

14 March 2018


This data visualisation presents data from the National Apprentice and Trainee Collection and the National Student Outcomes Survey to provide information on the outcomes of apprentices and trainees.

An apprentice or trainee is a person who undertakes a contract of training with an employer and a training provider. This product showcases training activity and student outcomes of apprentices and trainees aged 18 and over.

It is important to note the two data sets differ in scope and only general comparisons should be made. Data sourced from the National Student Outcomes Survey cover students who completed government-funded vocational education and training (VET). Government-funded VET is broadly defined as all Commonwealth and state/territory government-funded training delivered by technical and further education (TAFE) institutes, other government providers (such as universities), community education providers and private training providers. Furthermore, apprentices and trainees, as sourced from the National Student Outcomes Survey, are students who self-identify themselves undertaking some training under an apprenticeship/traineeship contract.

The National Student Outcomes Survey reports on the outcomes of students who completed their training in the previous year so, as an example, data for 2018 outcomes should be compared with 2017 training activity.

The National Student Outcomes Survey reports the margin of error of the 95% confidence interval for the survey estimates. This is to allow data users determine the amount of certainty (or error) in a reported measure when comparing groups. As a standard practice, survey estimates with margin of error greater than 10% should be used with caution. For more information on margin of errors, please refer to the technical notes of VET student outcomes 2018.

This product will be updated after the annual release of the National Student Outcomes Survey.

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