ERIC Number: ED463455
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Education and Training: Programs and Outcomes. An Overview. Australian Vocational Education & Training Statistics, 2000.
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
In the year 2000, approximately 1.75 million Australians (13.2% of the country's population) undertook some form of vocational education and training (VET). Of all VET students, 75.5% undertook training with Technical and Further Education (TAFE) and other government providers versus 13.0% with community providers and 11.5% with other registered providers. Approximately 15% of Australia's VET students were apprentices enrolled in VET courses for off-the-job training. Most (91.3%) students studied part time. The most popular courses were from the business, administration, and economics field of study, attracting 20% of all VET students. The majority of students (65.4%) also undertook courses leading to a qualification recognized under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), with nearly two-thirds of them undertaking a course leading to an AQF certificate III or higher. Nearly 90% of VET subject enrollments that were assessed resulted in a successful outcome. The percentages of TAFE graduates by employment status before and after training as of 2001 were as follows: working (full or part time), 66.6% before and 73.4% after; unemployed (looking for work), 13.5% before and 11.9% after; and not in the labor force, 14.1% before and 14.2% after. The data indicate that VET training may help students advance in their careers or move to new occupations. (Contains 9 figures and 3 tables.) (MN)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Community Education, Course Selection (Students), Education Work Relationship, Educational Trends, Employment Level, Employment Patterns, Employment Qualifications, Enrollment, Enrollment Trends, Foreign Countries, Full Time Students, Nontraditional Students, Off the Job Training, Outcomes of Education, Part Time Students, Postsecondary Education, Private Schools, Public Schools, Rural Areas, Secondary Education, Student Characteristics, Trend Analysis, Unemployment, Urban Areas, Vocational Education
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, 252 Kensington Road, Leabrook, South Australia 5068, Australia (Stock no. 772). Tel: 08-8333-8400; Fax: 08-8331-9211; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.ncver.edu.au. For full text: http://www.ncver.edu.au/statistics/aag/program00/ovprog00.pd f.
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