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Vocational Education & Training

Vocational Education and Training
Vocational Education & Training
Vocational Education & Training (VET) provides students with the opportunity to participate in a wide range of subjects and programs including traditional trades, advanced technical training, para-professional and professional studies as well as basic employment and educational preparation. There are almost 5,000 registered training organisations in Australia.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics conducts a number of surveys that collect data on vocational education and training while the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) is the custodian of administrative data.

  • Year Book Australia: Education and Training - Vocational Education and Training (VET) (cat. no. 1301.0)
    The Education and Training Chapter of the Year Book includes an article on Vocational Education and Training (VET).
  • Education and Work, Australia (cat. no. 6227.0)
    The Survey of Education and Work (SEW) provides a range of key indicators of educational participation and attainment of persons aged 15–74 years, along with data on people's transition between education and work.
  • Education and Training Experience (cat. no. 6278.0)
    The Survey of Education and Training (SET) provides information on individuals' access to, and experiences in, education, training and learning as well as information on the links between education, training and employment.
  • Learning and Work, Australia (cat. no. 4235.0)
    This publication presents detailed information about the educational history of people aged 15 years and over and its impact on and relevance to their working lives. Data collected includes the level and field of each qualification, year of completion and whether the qualification was attained in Australia. In addition, information was collected on the relevance of each qualification to a person’s current job, the impact on working life in the first six months after completion, income and cultural background.
  • Australian Social Trends (cat. no. 4102.0)
    The Australian Social Trends (AST) publication covers social issues of current and ongoing concern, population groups of interest, and changes in these over time.
  • SA Stats (cat. no. 1345.4)

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