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VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING

The ACT Accreditation and Registration Council (ARC) is responsible for registering training organisation and accreditation of courses in the ACT vocational education and training (VET) sector. The ARC also accredits courses in the non-university higher education sector.


At October 2007, there were 111 registered training organisations in the ACT, with 175 accredited courses offered by these organisations. The largest provider of VET in the ACT is the Canberra Institute of Technology.


In 2006 there were 23,600 students undertaking VET courses in the ACT, compared with 23,000 in 2005. Since 2003, more females have been undertaking vocational education and training in the ACT than males. In 2006, there were 12,200 female VET students compared with 11,300 male students.

6.4 Students enrolled in vocational education and training, ACT

2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000

Males
11.0
10.0
10.6
10.8
11.1
11.3
Females
9.7
9.8
11.3
11.5
11.8
12.2
Persons
20.7
19.7
21.8
22.3
23.0
23.6

National Centre for Vocational Education Research Ltd: Australian vocational education and training statistics: Students and courses 2005; Australian vocational education and training statistics: Students and courses 2005.


In 2006, the most popular fields of education for VET students in the ACT were Management and commerce (7,700 enrolments), Society and culture (6,100 enrolments) and Engineering and related technologies (3,700 enrolments).

6.5 Vocational education and training course enrolments, By field of education - ACT - 2006

Enrolments
'000

Natural and physical sciences
0.5
Information technology
1.7
Engineering and related technologies
3.7
Architecture and building
1.5
Agriculture, environment and related studies
1.1
Health
1.2
Education
0.8
Management and commerce
7.7
Society and culture
6.1
Creative arts
1.1
Food, hospitality and personal services
2.4
Mixed field programs
3.0
Total
30.8

National Centre for Vocational Education Research Ltd, National VET Provider Collection, 2006, Data available on request.


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