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ERIC Number: ED538259
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 23
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1440-0359
Australian Vocational Education and Training Statistics: Apprentices and Trainees. June Quarter, 2012
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)
This publication presents estimates of apprentice and trainee activity in Australia for the June quarter 2012. The figures in this publication are derived from the National Apprentice and Trainee Collection no.73 (September 2012 estimates). The most recent figures in this publication are estimated (those for training activity from the December quarter 2010 to the June quarter 2012). 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 514 900 apprentices and trainees in-training as at 30 June 2012, an increase of 11.3% from the previous year. In the 12 months to 30 June 2012, compared with the previous year: (1) commencements increased by 14.7%, to 368 200; (2) completions increased by 8.1%, to 185 800; and (3) cancellations and withdrawals increased by 2.8%, to 140 500. For seasonally adjusted data, comparing the June quarter 2012 with the March quarter 2012: (1) commencements in trades occupations increased by 5.8%; (2) commencements in non-trades occupations increased by 11.2%; (3) completions decreased slightly; (4) cancellations and withdrawals remained steady; and (5) in-training numbers increased by 2.4%. (Contains 19 tables, 3 figures and 7 notes.)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Australian Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research
Identifiers - Location: Australia