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NATIONAL CENTRE FOR VOCATIONAL EDUCATION RESEARCH (NCVER)

NAME OF COLLECTION

Vocational Education and Training Provider Collection


OVERVIEW

The Vocational Education and Training Provider Collection is an administrative collection of information compiled by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) through a joint initiative of the Australian, state and territory governments. The Vocational Education and Training Provider Collection contains information about activity in the publicly funded vocational education and training (VET) system in Australia. This system provides training across a wide range of subject areas and is delivered through a variety of training institutions and enterprises. VET aims to provide students in Australia with the technical skills and knowledge they require to enter the workforce for the first time, to re-enter the workforce, to retrain for a new job or to upgrade their skills for an existing job.

Reporting to the collection is required by all training organisations receiving public funding for the delivery of VET programs. Information is collected annually on VET students and programs related to activities in the previous year for each state and territory and for Australia.

The Vocational Education and Training Provider Collection is compiled under the Australian VET Management Information and Statistical Standard.


SCOPE

Activity covered in the collection includes VET delivered by:

  • TAFE and other government providers
  • multi-sector higher education institutions
  • registered community providers
  • registered private providers

The following types of training activity are not reported:
  • recreation, leisure and personal enrichment ('non-vocational' programs)
  • fee-for-service delivery by private providers
  • delivery undertaken at overseas campuses of Australian VET institutions
  • credit transfer
  • VET delivered in schools, where the delivery has been undertaken by schools


DATA DETAIL
  • Main language spoken at home
  • Country of birth
  • Proficiency in spoken English (available 2002 onwards)
  • Parents speak a language other than English (available prior to 2002)

The Vocational Education and Training Provider Collection collects a range of variables including:

VET student characteristics such as age, sex, Indigenous status, disability status, region, prior education, highest school level completed, year highest school level completed and whether attending school.

VET programs such as the Australian Qualification Framework level, field of education and other program characteristics.

VET training providers details such as provider location, provider type and other provider characteristics.

Funding for VET programs including Commonwealth and state funding, fee-for-service funding, and overseas full-fee paying funding.

A more detailed listing and description of data items is available at the National Centre for Vocational Education Research website via the 'Statistical Standards' section.

CLASSIFICATIONS
  • Australian Standard Classification of Languages
  • Standard Australian Classification of Countries
  • Standards for Statistics on Cultural and Language Diversity


GEOGRAPHIC DETAIL

The Vocational Education and Training Provider Collection covers all Australian states and territories.


AVAILABILITY OF DATA AND PUBLICATIONS

Annual statistical reports using data from the Vocational Education and Training Provider Collection are available in July each year. Annual reports together with other research, tables and statistical summary reports can be downloaded free of charge from the 'Publications' page of the National Centre for Vocational Education Research website.

More detailed statistical information or further information about the national Vocational Education and Training Provider Collection can be requested. A charge will be generally made by the NCVER for more complex requests. Details of fees and charges are available on the NCVER website.


CONTACT DETAILS

National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)
Ph: (08) 8230 8400
Email: vet_req@ncver.edu.au


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