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International onshore VET qualification completer outcomes 2021

By NCVER Statistical report 28 April 2022 978-1-925717-98-3

Description

International onshore VET qualification completer outcomes 2021 provides a summary of the outcomes of international students who completed their vocational education and training (VET) qualification in Australia in 2020. These students were surveyed as an additional component to the 2021 National Student Outcomes Survey.

Information is presented on international onshore VET qualification completers' reasons for training and their employment outcomes, their satisfaction with training and further study outcomes.

Overall, 14 574 international onshore VET qualification completers responded to the survey.

Highlights

Main reason for training

  • 70.6% undertook training for employment-related reasons, 25.8% for personal reasons, and 3.6% for further study reasons.
  • The most common reason was to develop or start their own business (22.4%), followed by improve general education skills (17.5%) and to gain extra skills for their current job (13.4%).

Employment and further study outcomes

  • 64.1% had an improved employment status after training, up 10.5 percentage points from 2020.
  • 75.5% were employed after training, up 10.8 percentage points from 2020.
  • 54.6% were enrolled in further study after training, down 2.2 percentage points from 2020.

Barriers to employment

  • Of those looking for work after training, 89.3% faced at least one barrier when looking for work, down 3.8 percentage points from 2020.
    • The two most commonly cited barriers were 'lack of jobs due to COVID-19' (51.1%) and 'did not have a required permanent residency/work visa' (37.4%).

Satisfaction with training

  • 85.4% were satisfied with the training overall, up 1.7 percentage points from 2020.
  • 80.9% would recommend the training provider, similar to 2020.

Report

Main reason for training

Employment and further study outcomes

Satisfaction with training

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

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ISBN978-1-925717-98-3
TD/TNC147.07

Published by NCVER, ABN 87 007 967 311

DataBuilder

The DataBuilder provides extensive data on the outcomes of international students who completed a nationally recognised vocational education and training (VET) qualification in Australia during the previous calendar year. These students were surveyed as an additional component to the National Student Outcomes Survey. Data is presented on international onshore VET qualification completers' satisfaction with training, reasons for training, and their employment and further study outcomes. Users can filter by a selection of variables (including by state or territory), view the margins of error (to determine the amount of certainty/error in survey estimates) and export their results.

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