ERIC Number: ED447348
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Apprentices and Trainees in Australia, 1985 to 1999. At a Glance. Australian Apprentice & Trainee Statistics.
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
According to data regarding apprentices and trainees in Australia in 1985-1999, the number of apprentices and trainees in Australia reached a record level of 256,000 in June 1999 (versus 172,800 in 1990). Apprentices and trainees undertaking training at Australian Qualifications Framework level III or higher for more than 2 years accounted for approximately 50% of those in training in 1999. As of June 30, 1999, 2.0% of Australia's residents aged 15-64 years were either apprentices or trainees. The number of apprenticeships and traineeships in the traditional trades increased from 120,200 in June 1995 to 130,700 in June 1999. Between June 1997 and June 1999, apprenticeships and traineeships in intermediate and clerical sales and service occupations increased by 131%; those in elementary clerical sales and service occupations increased by 427%; those in intermediate and transport occupations increased by 259%; and those in the occupation of laborer and related occupations increased by 158%. In 1997, 1998, and 1999, operating expenditures of Australia's publicly funded vocational education and training (VET) system totaled approximately $3.95 billion (versus $3.2 billion in 1995 and $3.5 billion in 1996). Although funding for Australia's New Apprenticeships program is considerable, it represents a small component of VET operating expenses. (Ten tables/figures are included.) (MN)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Building Trades, Clerical Occupations, Comparative Analysis, Education Work Relationship, Educational Attainment, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Educational Objectives, Educational Trends, Employment Patterns, Employment Projections, Enrollment, Enrollment Rate, Enrollment Trends, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Labor Force, Manufacturing Industry, On the Job Training, Outcomes of Education, Paraprofessional Personnel, Professional Occupations, Program Costs, Public Education, Semiskilled Occupations, Service Occupations, Skilled Occupations, Tables (Data), Technical Occupations, Trainees, Trend Analysis, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, 252 Kensington Road, Leabrook, South Australia 5068, Australia. Tel: 08 8333 8400; Fax: 08 8331 9211; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.ncver.edu.au (free). For full text: http://www.ncver.edu.au/statistics/aats/series8599/aptr8599. pdf.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia