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ERIC Number: ED516870
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 23
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1440-0359
Australian Vocational Education and Training Statistics: Apprentices and Trainees. September Quarter, 2010
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)
This publication presents estimates of apprentice and trainee activity in Australia for the September quarter 2010. The figures in this publication are derived from the National Apprentice and Trainee Collection no.66 (December 2010 estimates). The most recent figures in this publication are estimated (those for training activity from the March quarter 2009 to the September quarter 2010). Estimates take into account reporting lags that occur at the time of data collection. Consequently, the figures in this publication may differ from those published in earlier or later reports. Estimated data are presented in this publication on a seasonally adjusted, quarterly and 12-month ending series basis. The 12-month ending series is particularly useful in showing longer-term data trends, but is less useful in identifying turning points. The seasonally adjusted data involve the use of a mathematical model to smooth out fluctuations due to seasonal influences. Seasonally adjusted data are useful to illustrate trends from one quarter to the next, but cannot be further disaggregated. There were 448 800 apprentices and trainees in-training as at 30 September 2010, an increase of 5.1% from the previous year. In the 12 months to 30 September 2010, compared with the previous year: (1) commencements increased by 14.2%, to 305 400; (2) completions increased by 4.5%, to 166 100; and (3) cancellations and withdrawals increased by 2.9%, to 128 600. For seasonally adjusted data, comparing the September quarter 2010 with the June quarter 2010: (1) commencements in trades occupations increased by 1.0%; (2) commencements in non-trades occupations increased by 1.9%; (3) completions increased by 1.0%; (4) cancellations and withdrawals increased by 0.9%; and (5) in-training numbers increased by 0.6%. (Contains 19 tables, 3 figures, and 5 notes.) [For related documents, see "Apprentices and Trainees: September Quarter 2010. Terms and Definitions. Support Document" (ED516825) and "Adjustment Notes for Apprentice and Trainee Estimates. Technical Paper" (ED516872).]
National Centre for Vocational Education Research Ltd. P.O. Box 8288, Stational Arcade, Adelaide, SA 5000, Australia. Tel: +61-8-230-8400; Fax: +61-8-212-3436; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Australian Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research
Identifiers - Location: Australia