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ERIC Number: ED437549
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-87397-576-6
Australian Vocational Education and Training Statistics, 1998. School Students Undertaking VET. At a Glance.
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
The number of school students undertaking vocational education and training (VET) in Australia's publicly funded VET sector has grown rapidly in the last 5 years. It is estimated that in 1998, at least 80,000 secondary school students were also studying within Australia's publicly funded VET sector. The vast majority (88%) of these students are aged 15-19 years or about 1 in 10 of 15- to 19-year-old school students in Australia. Other estimates are that 40,400, or 37.3 percent, of VET students at secondary schools in 1998 were enrolled in the initial vocational operatives stream of study, courses that provide initial education and training at a level below that of a tradesperson. For VET students who still attended school in 1998, the major field of study was services, hospitality, and transportation followed by business, administration, economics, engineering, and surveying. For VET students not at secondary school in 1998, the major field of study was business, administration, and economics, followed by VET multifield education, engineering, and surveying. Forty-eight percent of VET students still at school are enrolled in Australian Qualification Framework level I or II courses. The proportion of module enrollments successfully completed in 1997 by students still attending school is 64.8%--close to the rate for all VET students (63.0%). In 1998, 336,900 qualifications in the publicly funded VET sector have been reported as being issued, 15,700 of them to students still attending secondary school. (YLB)
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, 252 Kensington Road, Leabrook, South Australia 5068, Australia. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Australian National Training Authority, Melbourne.
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia