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).
In 2019, 1.2 million students were enrolled in government-funded vocational education and training (VET). They included:
- 1.1 million students enrolled in nationally recognised training
- 113 400 students enrolled in non-nationally recognised training.
In 2019, compared with 2018:
- student numbers increased by 3.3% to 1.2 million
- full-year training equivalents (FYTEs) increased by 4.9% to 490 500
- students enrolled in nationally recognised programs increased by 4.8% to 993 100
- students enrolled in stand-alone nationally recognised subjects decreased by 36.1% to 34 800
- students enrolled in non-nationally recognised training decreased by 10.6% to 113 400.
An estimated 6.8% of the Australian resident population aged 15 to 64 years participated in government-funded VET in Australia in 2019.
From 2015 to 2019:
- student numbers have decreased by 3.1% to 1.2 million.
The DataBuilder allows users to quickly create customised tables using the latest Government-funded students and courses data, filter by a selection of variables and compare training activity over time. There are four separate datasets available: students, program enrolments, program completions and subject enrolments.
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