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 Commonwealth and state/territory government-funded training).
The data in this publication cover the period of 1 January to 30 June 2018. For comparative purposes, it also examines this data against previously submitted data for the 1 January to 30 June 2015, 2016 and 2017 periods and also 1 January to 31 March 2018.
In the first six months to 30 June 2018, there was an estimated 771 400 students enrolled in the government-funded vocational education and training (VET) system. This is defined as Commonwealth and state/territory government-funded training delivered by technical and further education (TAFE) institutes and other government, community education and other registered providers.
Western Australian figures for both the January to March 2018 and January to June 2018 periods, South Australian figures for the January to March 2018 period and Tasmanian figures for the January to June 2018 period have been affected by reporting issues. Therefore, comparisons of any reported activity between previous quarters or years should be made with caution.
In the six months to 30 June 2018, estimated students in the government-funded VET system comprised:
- 56.4% attending TAFE institutes and other government providers
- 23.6% aged 15 to 19 years
- 21.4% aged 20 to 24 years.
In the six months to 30 June 2018, program enrolments in the government-funded VET system comprised:
- 89.5% in an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level program
- 43.6% in certificate III programs
- 17.3% in engineering and related technologies.
A total of 1630 training providers delivered government-funded VET in the first six months of 2018, a decrease from 1760 reported in the first six months of 2017.