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 - available February 2019)
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).
Financial information is sourced from financial statements and notes submitted by the Australian, state and territory government departments responsible for VET reporting.
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 2019
|*The survey of Employers’ use and views of the VET system is conducted every two years, falling on an odd year.|
Data release dates in 2019
|Week beginning||Data product / publication|
|7 January||Government funding of VET 2017|
|4 February||Government-funded students and courses Jan-Sept 2018|
|4 March||Apprentices and trainees September Quarter 2018|
|3 June||Apprentices and trainees December Quarter 2018|
Government-funded students and courses 2018|
Historical time-series of government-funded VET in Australia
|22 July||Completion and attrition rates for apprentices and trainees 2018|
|26 August||VET qualification completion rates 2017|
Total VET students and courses 2018
Government-funded students and courses Jan-Mar 2019
|2 September||VET in Schools 2018|
Apprentices and trainees March Quarter 2019
|30 September||Government funding of VET 2018|
Government-funded students and courses Jan-Jun 2019|
Survey of employer use and views 2019
VET student outcomes 2019|
Apprentices and trainees June Quarter 2019
Historical time-series of apprenticeships and traineeships in Australia from 1963
Young people in education and training 2018 (including VET in Schools data)
|9 December||Apprentice and trainee experience and destination survey 2019|
|January 2020 (TBC)||Government-funded students and courses Jan-Sept 2019|
NCVER's products and services
This quick guide is designed to help you find information relevant to you, ranging from research summaries through to advanced tools for constructing your own data sets.
NCVER is on the continuing journey of improving our products and services to meet our wide-ranging stakeholder needs. Many of you will have contributed your input through surveys and forums.
In response to your feedback and our continuing program for delivering products and services that provide relevant information in a timely manner NCVER has developed, and are in the process of refining, information that:
- is timely in its delivery
- provides data that is relevant to your sector, industry, location
- provides different levels of tools to enable customisation of data
- provides short summaries/highlights as well as more in-depth research and statistical analysis.
We host regular webinars and conference workshops to introduce our products and deliver training for new and existing users.
Please note: Our data visualisation tools are tailored for intermediate users. These tools are quite sophisticated and may perform better on browsers such as Chrome and Firefox. Please read instructions to assist with ease of use. These tools will also soon be mobile responsive.
Accessing VET data
For further information, refer to our accessing VET data page.