Total VET students and courses 2018

Total VET students and courses 2018

By NCVER Statistical report 28 August 2019 2206-5156

Description

This publication provides an estimate of the extent and nature of nationally recognised vocational education and training (VET) delivered in 2018 by Australian registered training organisations (RTOs). This picture of training activity is known as ‘total VET activity’, to reflect that the information reports on students who undertook nationally recognised VET on a government funded or fee-for-service basis. This publication provides information on students and full year training equivalents, participation rates, program and subject enrolments, program completions and training providers.

Highlights

In 2018, 4.1 million students were enrolled in nationally recognised vocational education and training (VET).

  • In 2018, compared with 2017:
    — student numbers decreased by 1.5% to 4.1 million
    — full-year training equivalents (FYTEs) decreased by 6.3% to 1.1 million
    — students enrolled in nationally recognised programs decreased by 5.9% to 2 million
    — students enrolled in subjects not delivered as part of a nationally recognised program increased by 4.9% to 2.5 million
  • An estimated 22.7% of the Australian resident population aged 15 to 64 years participated in nationally recognised VET in Australia in 2018
  • An estimated 42.9% of the Australian resident population aged 15 to 19 years participated in nationally recognised VET in Australia in 2018
  • From 2015 to 2018:
    — domestic fee-for-service students increased by 13.7% to 3 million while FYTEs decreased by 7.0% to 424 600
    — government funded students decreased by 7.3% to 1.2 million and FYTEs decreased by 14.7% to 526 100
    — international fee-for-service students increased by 37.3% to 194 600 and FYTEs increased by 37.1% to 120 000
    — students enrolled in nationally recognised programs decreased by 16.2% to 2 million
    — students enrolled in subjects not delivered as part of a nationally recognised program increased by 46.6% to 2.5 million

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