Australian vocational education and training (VET) statistics are drawn from VET administrative data collections and surveys and provide a comprehensive picture on the performance of the VET system. These statistics are underpinned by the AVETMIS Standards.
The Australian Vocational Education and Training Management Information Statistical Standards (AVETMISS) offer a nationally consistent framework for the collection of VET data in Australia.
The AVETMIS Standards apply separately to collections of:
- VET enrolment activity (National VET Provider Collection and National VET in Schools Collection)
- Apprenticeship/traineeship training contract activity (National Apprentice and Trainee Collection)
- Funding information (National VET Funding Data Collection)
Training providers submit data to the National VET Provider, National VET in Schools and National Apprentice and Trainee collections using the web-based AVETMISS Validation Software (AVS).
Funding information is sourced from the Australian, state and territory government departments responsible for VET (National VET Funding Data Collection - available once implementation phase complete).
Data collections and surveys
NCVER manages four national collections covering different aspects of vocational education and training (VET) in Australia, as well as a range of national surveys.
Data collection dates in 2024
|*The survey of Employers’ use and views of the VET system is conducted every two years, falling on an odd year.
Data release dates 2024
Listed below are the planned releases of our statistical products. Actual release date will display when confirmed.
|Government-funded students and courses: January to September 2023
|Apprentice and trainee outcomes 2023
|Apprentices and trainees: September quarter 2023
|International onshore VET qualification completer outcomes 2023
|Apprentices and trainees: December quarter 2023
|Government-funded students and courses 2023
Historical time-series of government-funded VET in Australia
|VET in Schools 2023
|Completion and attrition rates for apprentices and trainees 2023
|Total VET students and courses 2023
|VET qualification completion rates 2023
|Government-funded students and courses: January to March 2024
|Apprentices and trainees: March quarter 2024
|Government funding of VET 2023
|Government-funded students and courses: January to June 2024
|VET student outcomes 2024
|Apprentices and trainees: June quarter 2024
Historical time-series of apprenticeships and traineeships in Australia from 1963
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Accessing VET data
For further information, refer to our accessing VET data page.