ERIC Number: ED433419
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Australian Apprentices and Trainees 1997: Apprentices and Trainees at TAFE. An Overview [and] Australian Apprentices and Trainees Statistics. Australian Apprentices and Trainees Recent Trends. At a Glance.
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
An overview of Australian apprentices and trainees in 1997 includes the following information about their characteristics: (1) 1.4 percent of the Australian population were involved in an apprenticeship or traineeship, with participation among males (2.2 percent) much higher than among females (0.6 percent); (2) participation was highest in the 15-19 age group; (3) apprentices and trainees enrolled in an average of 1.2 courses, similar to that for all vocational education and training (VET) students; (4) apprentices and trainees were enrolled in higher-level courses than students in the general population; (5) almost 3 percent of the apprentices and trainees were of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin; (6) 3.4 percent of apprentices and trainees had a disability; (7) 7.5 percent of apprentices and trainees were not born in Australia, and 7.1 percent spoke a language other than English at home; (8) almost half of the apprentices and trainees had completed secondary education; and (9) 35 percent of apprentices and trainees lived in a rural or remote area. The Introduction refers to "a companion volume which provides detailed information about off-the-job training undertaken by apprentices and trainers as part of their contract of training." The attached separately-published 12-page "At a Glance" publication is that companion volume. (KC)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Disabilities, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Job Training, Minority Groups, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Student Characteristics, Tables (Data), Vocational Education
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 252 Kensington Road, Leabrook, South Australia 5068, Australia; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.ncver.edu.au/
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Australian National Training Authority, Melbourne.
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia