Description

This publication provides an estimate of the extent and nature of nationally recognised vocational education and training (VET) delivered in 2018 by Australian registered training organisations (RTOs). This picture of training activity is known as ‘total VET activity’, to reflect that the information reports on students who undertook nationally recognised VET on a government funded or fee-for-service basis. This publication provides information on students and full year training equivalents, participation rates, program and subject enrolments, program completions and training providers.

Highlights:

In 2018, 4.1 million students were enrolled in nationally recognised vocational education and training (VET).

In 2018, compared with 2017:

  • student numbers decreased by 1.5% to 4.1 million
  • full-year training equivalents (FYTEs) decreased by 6.3% to 1.1 million
  • students enrolled in nationally recognised programs decreased by 5.9% to 2 million
  • students enrolled in subjects not delivered as part of a nationally recognised program increased by 4.9% to 2.5 million

An estimated 22.7% of the Australian resident population aged 15 to 64 years participated in nationally recognised VET in Australia in 2018

An estimated 42.9% of the Australian resident population aged 15 to 19 years participated in nationally recognised VET in Australia in 2018

Publication Details
Publication Year:
2019