ERIC Number: ED450269
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Australian Vocational Education and Training--Statistics 1999: An Overview.
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
Data pertaining to Australia's publicly funded vocational education and training (VET) sector in 1999 were reviewed. Both national-level and state/territory-level data on the following topics were reviewed: VET providers and delivery systems; student characteristics; enrollment trends; program costs and financing mechanisms; and apprentices and trainees involved in work-based VET. The following were among the review's key findings: (1) in 1999, publicly funded VET providers delivered courses, subjects, and training packages to nearly 1.65 million students, which represented a 7.3% increase over 1998 VET enrollment levels; (2) students residing in capital cities and other metropolitan areas averaged 217 hours of VET each, which was 50 hours more than students from rural and remote locations; (3) the most popular VET subject areas were business/administration/economics, engineering and surveying, and services/hospitality/transportation; (4) more than two-thirds of training activity resulted in successful completions; (5) most training (86.4% of annual hours) was funded from recurrent state and territory allocations for VET and commonwealth funds disbursed by the Australian National Training Authority; (6) 1999 operating expenditures on publicly funded VET remained essentially at the 1998 level (just under $4 billion); and (7) an estimated 259,900 Australians were undertaking apprenticeships or traineeships in 1999. (Contains 49 tables/figures.) (MN)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Apprenticeships, Certification, Comparative Analysis, Computer Uses in Education, Delivery Systems, Distance Education, Economic Climate, Education Work Relationship, Educational Demand, Educational Finance, Educational Resources, Educational Supply, Employment Patterns, Employment Projections, Employment Qualifications, Enrollment Influences, Enrollment Trends, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Geographic Location, Job Skills, Job Training, Labor Market, Labor Needs, Labor Supply, National Curriculum, Occupations, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Costs, Public Education, Rural Areas, Rural Education, Secondary Education, Semiskilled Occupations, Sex Differences, Skill Development, Skilled Occupations, Student Certification, Student Characteristics, Tables (Data), Trainees, Trend Analysis, Urban Areas, Urban Education, Vocational Education, Work Environment, 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: email@example.com. For full text: http://www.ncver.edu.au.
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