Apprentices and trainees 2019: December quarter - Australia

By NCVER Statistical report 11 June 2020 1440-0359

About

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.103, (March 2020 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 June quarter 2018 to December quarter 2019). 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. Whereas non-estimated data reflects the actual data submitted by each jurisdiction which is also subject to change. Further details on the methodology can be found at Estimation of apprentice and trainee statistics.

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 31 December 2019

There were 259 930 apprentices and trainees in-training as at 31 December 2019, a decrease of 1.6% from 31 December 2018.

Quarterly training activity

In the December quarter 2019, compared with the December quarter 2018:

  • commencements decreased by 14.8%, to 28 570
  • completions increased by 1.0%, to 26 550
  • cancellations and withdrawals decreased by 3.8%, to 20 080

Training activity: 12-month ending series

In the 12 months ending 31 December 2019, compared with the 12 months ending 31 December 2018:

  • commencements decreased by 3.6%, to 151 015
  • completions increased by 0.1%, to 89 155
  • cancellations and withdrawals decreased by 1.6%, to 85 445

State and territory data

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