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Government-funded students and courses 2018

By NCVER Statistical report 18 July 2019 2205-4391

Description

This publication provides a summary of data relating to students, programs, subjects and training providers in Australia’s government-funded vocational education and training (VET) system, 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 other registered providers).

Highlights

In 2018 an estimated 1.1 million students were enrolled in the government-funded vocational education and training (VET) system.

  • In 2018, compared with 2017:
    • estimated student numbers decreased by 1.9%
    • subject enrolments decreased by 5.7%
    • hours and full-year training equivalents (FYTEs) decreased by 6.4%.
  • An estimated 6.7% of the Australian population aged 15 to 64 years participated in the government-funded VET system in Australia in 2018.
  • An estimated 19.4% of the Australian population aged between 15 and 19 years participated in the government-funded VET system in 2018.
  • In 2018, estimated students in the government-funded VET system comprised:
    • 45.4% aged 24 years and under
    • 50.8% males
  • The preliminary count of the number of Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) programs completed in 2018 was 333 800, with 46.2% of AQF programs completed at certificate III level and 16.2% at certificate IV level.
  • In the past six years, government-funded FYTEs have decreased by 30.6%, from
    673 600 FYTEs in 2012 to 467 200 FYTEs in 2018.

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