Completion and attrition rates for apprentices and trainees 2018

By NCVER Statistical report 25 July 2019 1839-3497

Description

Contract completion and attrition rates are derived by tracking the outcomes of contracts of training over time. However, due to the duration of training, this method requires some years to pass to enable an accurate report on outcomes for the majority of contracts. In this publication, we can report completion and attrition rates for contracts that commenced in 2014 for trade occupations and in 2015 for non-trade occupations.

For apprentices and trainees commencing later than 2014 or 2015, we need to estimate completion and attrition rates, given that significant proportions are still undertaking their training. This is achieved by applying a ‘life tables’ methodology to up-to-date cross-tabulations of commencements, completions and cancellations/withdrawals.

Further details on this methodology may be found at Estimating apprentice and trainee completion and attrition rates using a 'life tables' approach.

An individual may complete their training under more than one contract if they change employers or take a break from their training. Therefore, in addition to reporting on the completion rates of individuals, contract outcomes are also presented.

Highlights

Individual completion rates for apprentices and trainees commencing in 2014, the latest year for which final rates are available, were:

— 56.7% for all occupations, down 3.2 percentage points from those commencing in 2013

— 54.5% for trade occupations, down 4.7 percentage points from those commencing in 2013

— 57.7% for non-trade occupations, down 2.0 percentage points from those commencing in 2013.

An individual may complete their training under more than one contract if they change employers or take a break from their training. Contract completion rates for apprentices and trainees commencing in 2014 were:

— 49.4% for all occupations, down 3.6 percentage points from those commencing in 2013

— 43.1% for trade occupations, down 4.5 percentage points from those commencing in 2013

— 55.0% for non-trade occupations, down 2.2 percentage points from those commencing in 2013.

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