This publication uses statistical techniques to estimate completion rates for government-funded vocational education and training (VET) programs (defined as all Commonwealth and state/territory government-funded programs delivered by technical and further education (TAFE) institutes, other government providers (such as universities), community education providers and other registered providers).
For government-funded VET programs commencing in 2015:
- The national estimated completion rate for programs at certificate I and above was 49.4%, up from 44.7% for programs commenced in 2014.
- By level, programs at diploma and above (56.8%), certificate III (55.1%), and certificate IV (52.3%) had the highest national estimated completion rates.
- By field of education, programs in natural and physical sciences (63.4%), society and culture (59.6%), and health (58.8%) had the highest national estimated completion rates.
- For students in full-time study aged 25 years and under with no prior post-school program completion, the national estimated completion rate for programs at certificate I and above was 58.3%, up from 54.9% for programs commenced in 2014.