NAME OF COLLECTION
Training Practices Survey
Training Practices Survey Dissemination Manager
National Centre for Education and Training Statistics
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Locked Bag 10
BELCONNEN ACT 2616
Telephone: Canberra 02 6252 7960
Facsimile: Canberra 02 6252 8013
Web site: <www.abs.gov.au>
To provide statistical information about the type of training employers provided to their employees.
The sample survey covered employers in all states and territories and all industries except for those primarily engaged in agriculture, forestry and fishing; private households employing staff; overseas embassies, consulates etc.; and the Australian permanent defence forces.
A sample of approximately 6,000 employers was selected from the Australian Bureau of Statistics register of businesses. The sample was stratified by sector, industry and employer size, and optimally allocated to ensure adequate representation in each of these areas. The survey was designed to produce accurate estimates of total training expenditure at the national and the industry level.
Data were collected by mail questionnaire.
Main data detail
Some of the data items available for the mining industry are:
Australia. Some state and territory data relevant to the mining industry may also be available.
- change in the overall level of expenditure on structured training provided;
- proportion of employers providing structured training;
- change in the overall level of unstructured training;
- proportion of employers providing unstructured training;
- proportion of employers providing training;
- selected factors limiting expenditure on structured training; and
- type of external providers used for structured training.
Frequency of data availability
Future data can be obtained from the Training Expenditure and Practices Survey (TEPS), which was run in July 2002 with reference to the 2001-02 financial year. The 2002 TEPS is the amalgamation of the 1997 Training Practices Survey (TPS) and the 1996 Training Expenditure Survey, and will contain some key data items from the 1997 TPS. Results from the 2002 TEPS will be released in April 2003.
12-month period ending February 1997.
The Training Practices Survey (TPS) questionnaire was revised between the 1994 and 1997 surveys to obtain a broader view of training provided by employers, and to target current statistical needs related to employer training. Some additional questions were included, particularly on unstructured training, and some previous questions were removed or updated. These changes to the questionnaire limit comparability with the 1994 TPS in some cases.
Products and services
Example of information available
- A special data service, which allows users to specify their own tables, is available on request.
USE OF EXTERNAL PROVIDERS FOR STRUCTURED TRAINING(a), AUSTRALIA, YEAR ENDED FEB 1997(b)
Private training provider
external training providers
(a) Refers to the use of external providers for structured training in the 12 months ended February 1997. An employer may use more than one type of provider.
(b) The estimates highlighted with an asterisk (*) have a relative standard error of between 25% and 40% and should be used with caution.