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More apprentices and trainees complete training in 2004

The number of people completing an apprenticeship or traineeship in the year ending 31 December 2004 was 11 per cent higher than the number completing in the same period in 2003, according to this new set of national statistics. In the twelve months to December...

Modelling the trades: an empirical analysis of trade apprenticeships in Australia, 1967-2006

How do apprentice numbers in the trades respond to changes in labour market conditions? This paper finds that some trade apprenticeships are particularly sensitive to labour market conditions; that historical relationships between apprenticeship numbers and the labour market have broken down in the last ten...
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The regional impact of housing costs and assistance on financial disadvantage

The influence of housing costs on the economic well-being of Australian households at a regional level and the regional impact of housing assistance on financial disadvantage is as yet relatively unexplored.

Australian vocational education and training statistics: apprentices and trainees - September quarter 2005

The number of people starting an apprenticeship or traineeship has grown for the sixth successive quarter, based on seasonally adjusted data. In the twelve months to 30 September 2005, the number of commencements increased 5 per cent over the previous year to 267,600.

Australian vocational education and training statistics: student outcomes 2005 – summary

The latest national Student Outcomes Survey reveals that 88 per cent of TAFE graduates were satisfied with the overall quality of their training, the highest level of satisfaction recorded in the last five years. Eighty-five per cent of TAFE graduates reported that they achieved their...

Apprentices and trainees – June quarter 2005, summary

The number of people commencing an apprenticeship or traineeship continued to grow in the year ending 30 June 2005, up 4 per cent from the previous year to 265,000. On a seasonally adjusted basis, commencements have grown for five successive quarters. Commencements in traditional apprenticeships...

Energy stressed in Australia

This analysis investigated the burden of electricity and gas costs for a range of household types in Australia between 2008 and 2018, finding that some of the lowest income households in Australia spend more than 10% of their incomes on spiralling energy costs.

Student outcomes 2008

This publication presents information about the outcomes for students who completed their vocational education and training during 2007. Information about the level and type of training students undertake, further study patterns and reasons for not continuing with the training (where applicable) is also collected.

The regional impact of housing costs and assistance on financial disadvantage: final report

This study uses spatial microsimulation techniques to estimate at a small area level the impact of housing costs on spatial differences in financial disadvantage, and the actual or potential effect of housing assistance in reducing disadvantage.

Going without: financial hardship in Australia

This report details the financial position of Australian households using the latest ABS Survey of Income and Housing and other data sources.