A National Centre for Vocational Education and Research Australia (NCVER) publication released today revealed the statistics for public vocational education and training (VET) participation in 2010. Encouragingly, enrolment in VET courses was up 5.4% compared with 2009, with 1.8 million students undertaking some sort of VET training.
Highlights of the publication reveal that:
In 2010, compared with 2009:
Student numbers increased by 5.4%.
Subject enrolments increased by 8.0%.
Hours of delivery and full-year training equivalents (FYTEs) increased by 7.6%.
Students aged 15 to 24 years increased by 4.6%.
Indigenous students increased by 11.3%.
Students with a disability increased by 9.1%.
Students from non-English speaking backgrounds increased by 6.7%.
Apprentices and trainees undertaking off-the-job training increased by 4.0%.
Commonwealth and state-funded students increased by 6.7%.
International full-fee-paying students declined by 5.5%.
Students enrolled in diploma and above qualifications increased by 16.5% and certificate IV by 16.3%.
Around one in nine people aged 15 to 64 years participated in the publicly funded VET system in Australia in 2010.
In 2010, students in the public VET system comprised:
43.4% aged 24 years and under
85.4% studying part-time.
The number of qualifications completed in 2009 was 393 900. Most qualifications completed were at certificate III level (40.8%).
To view the full publication click here.
To read NCVER's media release, 'A skilled country: more people opt for higher-level training', regarding the publication and statistics click here.
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