This publication provides an estimate of the nature and extent of vocational education and training (VET) delivered by Australian training providers in domestic and overseas locations in 2017. This picture of training activity is known as ‘total VET activity’ (TVA), to reflect that the information is collected from all types of training providers.
- training activity was reported by 4193 training providers
- there were an estimated 4.2 million students enrolled in VET with an Australian training provider in 2017, a 0.7% increase from 2016
- the estimated participation rate of VET students in Australia as a proportion of the Australian population aged 15 to 64 years remained steady at 24.1%, with participation highest among those aged 15 to 19 years (46.1%)
- there were 3.4 million program enrolments, a 7.6% decrease from 2016
- nationally recognised training accounted for 87.6% of all program enrolments, a 2.4 percentage point increase
- there were 763 700 program completions (preliminary)
- a total 784.8 million VET hours were delivered, a 3.9% decrease from 2016
- there were 29.0 million subject enrolments, a 3.5% decrease from 2016
- there were 13.5 million Commonwealth or state funded subject enrolments, a 6.3% decrease from 2016. Commonwealth or state funded subject enrolments represented 46.3% of all subject enrolments in 2017
- subject only enrolments increased by 19.3% to 5.2 million, representing 17.8% of all subject enrolments (14.4% in 2016). Domestic fee-for-service subject only enrolments increased by 20.0% to 4.9 million.