ERIC Number: ED450266
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Australian Apprentice & Trainee Statistics: Automotive Repairs and Service Trades, 1995 to 1999. Australian Vocational Education & Training.
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
Statistics regarding Australians participating in apprenticeships and traineeships in the automotive repairs and service trades in 1995-1999 were reviewed to provide an indication of where skill shortages may be occurring or will likely occur in relation to the following occupations: motor mechanic, automotive electrician, and panel beater. The review focused on the following items: commencements, number in training, and completions; age; Australian Qualifications Framework level; geographic region by state/territory; school attendance status; other training; and enrollment figures versus projected employment trends. The following were among the main findings: (1) the numbers of apprentices and trainees in all three occupations increased from 1995 to 1996 and then declined thereafter; (2) each occupation grew in the number of completions in 1995-1998, with automotive electricians having the greatest annual growth rate (15.9%); (3) except for the Northern Territory, all states and territories experienced growth in the number of commencements from 1997 to 1998; and (4) as each individual occupation experienced positive growth in commencements from 1997 to 1998 and assuming this trend continues, the number of apprentices and trainees in training as a proportion of the number employed in each occupation category could be expected to increase in the future. (Contains 12 tables.) (MN)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Apprenticeships, Auto Body Repairers, Auto Mechanics, Comparative Analysis, Economic Climate, Education Work Relationship, Educational Attainment, Employment Patterns, Employment Projections, Employment Qualifications, Enrollment Influences, Enrollment Trends, Foreign Countries, Geographic Location, Job Training, Labor Market, Labor Needs, Labor Supply, Occupations, Outcomes of Education, Participation, Postsecondary Education, Rural Areas, Secondary Education, Semiskilled Occupations, Skilled Occupations, Student Certification, Student Characteristics, Tables (Data), Trade and Industrial Education, Trainees, Trend Analysis, Urban Areas, Work Environment
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Australian National Training Authority, Brisbane.
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia