For the first time, data from the Census of Population and Housing has been integrated with Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Schools data for statistical and research purposes. This integrated data enhances the evidence base available to examine the characteristics and post-school outcomes of VET in Schools students.
Outcomes for Vocational Education and Training in Schools students
New insights include:
- Male Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who do VET in Schools are more likely to complete Year 12.
- Students who do not go on to higher education have better engagement and employment outcomes if they do VET in Schools.
- Trade related fields of study lead to better employment outcomes for male VET in Schools students.
- VET in Schools students are less likely to go on to higher education but more likely to complete a Certificate III/IV level qualification.