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ERIC Number: ED561674
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 33
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Adjustment Notes for Apprentice and Trainee Estimates: December Quarter 2014. Support Document
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)
Apprentice and trainee data are reported by the State and Territory Training Authorities to National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) on a quarterly basis, starting at the September quarter of 1994. The set of data submitted that quarter is referred to as Collection 1. The sets of data submitted in subsequent quarters are referred to as Collection 2, Collection 3 and so on. NCVER publishes data on the numbers of contracts of training that commence, complete, cancel/withdraw, re-commence, expire or are suspended and the time at which these events occur (referred to as the "date of effect"). From these events, the number of contracts in training at a given time can be calculated. Due to time delays in reporting data on the status of contracts to NCVER, the most recent data are estimated. In short, the estimation methodology is based on the calculation of "average lag ratios". A lag ratio is the ratio of the actual number of events (commencements, completions, etc) which occurred in a particular quarter to the number of those events which were reported in a given quarter. The average lag ratio is calculated by taking the average of the lag ratios found in a "time window", which is a moving period of eight quarters from the past. Further details on this methodology are provided in the technical paper produced by NCVER, "Estimation of apprentice and trainee statistics," which may be found on the NCVER Portal as a related item to this quarterly publication. The purpose of this technical paper is to document the adjustments that are made to the estimates at each collection, and produce a cumulative document of these adjustments, commencing at Collection 80, June 2014 estimates. [For "Estimation of apprentice and trainee statistics," see ED510916.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Australian Government Department of Education and Training
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research
Identifiers - Location: Australia