National Centre for Vocational Education Research


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27 Feb 2018

A new interactive timeline that provides a snapshot of Australian vocational education and training (VET) policies, programs and initiatives over the past twenty years has been released by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER).


9 Feb 2018

This publication provides a summary of data relating to students, programs, subjects and training providers in Australia's government-funded vocational education and training (VET) system (defined as Commonwealth and state/territory government-funded training).

The data in this publication cover the period of 1 January to 30...

Research report

7 Feb 2018

Research messages brings together research publicly released by NCVER over the year. The 2017 compilation reflects an extensive collection of NCVER research activities undertaken during 2017, comprising of reports, summaries, infographics, occasional papers, presentations and webinars.


5 Feb 2018

This resource presents a summary of statistics relating to young Australians aged 15 to 19 years who participated in an education and training activity during 2016. Information on participation is presented for school students, higher education students, apprentices and trainees, and vocational education and training...


30 Nov 2017

This publication provides information on revenue, expenditure, assets and liabilities of government-funded vocational education and training (VET) in Australia. The publication is based on 2016 data provided by the Australian, state and territory government departments responsible for administering government funds for Australia’s VET system.

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Technical report

17 May 2018

The objective of this paper is to determine whether, following the introduction of ‘total VET activity’ (TVA) in 2014, it is possible to estimate projected completion rates for all vocational education and training (VET) programs.


9 Apr 2018

The aim of this project is to identify the factors affecting the likelihood of completing a VET qualification among government-funded students.

Research report

28 Mar 2018

This report provides forecasts of job openings by industry and occupation for new entrants to the labour market from 2017 to 2024. These job openings are estimated by accounting for both growth (or decline) in the occupation or industry, as well as the replacement needs...

Research report

22 Mar 2018

Why do some regions perform better with disadvantaged learners than others? Identified through the analysis of a number of data sources, this research explores the strategies and practices in place at TAFE and other private and community education providers.


22 Mar 2018

This publication brings together recent research commissioned or undertaken by NCVER in the transition of school students into VET, their experiences and their outcomes. It explores what influences young people to undertake VET post-school, the factors that support them to complete VET and their outcomes...

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