NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED431123
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-87397-504-9
Australian Vocational Education & Training. Indigenous Students 1996: An Overview.
Gibb, Jennifer; Phan, Oanh
This publication, drawn from the national collection of vocational education and training (VET) data in Australia, summarizes data that relate to the 32,315 VET students who identified themselves as indigenous (being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin) in 1996. The publication's six sections are as follows: 1996 highlights; diversity of the Australian VET system; indigenous students; courses taken by indigenous students; module enrollments and outcomes; and outcomes achieved by 1996 indigenous graduates. Highlights of the overview include the following: (1) the 32,315 indigenous students represented 2.4 percent of all students undertaking VET programs in 1996; (2) approximately the same number of indigenous males and females were enrolled in VET courses; (3) 17.5 percent of indigenous students were enrolled full time, compared to 11 percent of nonindigenous students; (4) indigenous students enrolled in 49,892 courses; (5) about 46 percent of indigenous students passed the modules in which they were enrolled; (6) indigenous students enrolled in more than 9.8 million annual hours in vocational programs, making them 3.4 percent of the total enrollment; (7) indigenous students undertook an average of 304 hours of training each, whereas nonindigenous students undertook an average of 232 hours each; and (8) 93 percent of the educational costs for indigenous students was paid by public funds. (KC)
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, 252 Kensington Road, Leabrook, South Australia 5068, Australia; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Australian National Training Authority, Brisbane.
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia