Report

The likelihood of completing a VET qualification 2008-11

30 Oct 2013
Description

In order to fill a gap in performance measures for the vocational education and training (VET) sector, this publication estimates the course completion rates of publicly funded VET courses in Australia. Completion rates for qualifications commenced in 2008-11 are given for various groups, including by qualification level, by field of education and by state. The corresponding load pass rates are also shown.

Highlights

For qualifications commencing in 2011:

  • The national estimated completion rate for VET qualifications at certificate I and above was 35.5%, up from 33.7% for qualifications commenced in 2010.
  • For students in full-time study aged 25 years and under with no prior post-school qualification, the national estimated completion rate for VET qualifications was 44.2%, a decline from 45.7% for qualifications commenced in 2010.
  • VET qualifications at diploma and above (43.6%), certificate IV (41.6%), and certificate III (40.9%) had the highest national estimated completion rates.
  • For students in full-time study aged 25 years and under with no prior post-school qualification, the national estimated completion rate for VET qualifications at certificate III was 56.2%.
  • VET qualifications in education (58.8%), society and culture (48.5%), and natural and physical sciences (43.8%) had the highest national estimated completion rates.
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