This publication presents information on VET in Schools, the vocational education and training (VET) undertaken by school students as part of their senior secondary certificate of education (SSCE). The VET in Schools arrangement offers two main options: students can undertake school-based apprenticeships and traineeships; or they can enrol in other VET subjects and courses as part of their school curriculum (the latter is referred to as ‘other VET in Schools students’).
In 2018, there were:
- 230 700 VET in Schools students
- 18 200 school-based apprentices and trainees, representing 7.9% of all VET in Schools students
In 2018, compared with 2017:
- VET in Schools students decreased by 4.7%
- school-based apprentices and trainees decreased by 8.9%
- students undertaking other VET in Schools programs decreased by 4.3%.
From 2014 to 2018:
- VET in Schools students decreased by 6.7%
- school-based apprentices and trainees decreased by 13.3%
- students undertaking other VET in Schools programs decreased by 6.0%.