NAME OF COLLECTION
Employer Views on Vocational Education and Training Survey
National Centre for Vocational Education Research
Unit 1, Ground Floor
99 Northbourne Avenue
TURNER ACT 2612
Telephone: Canberra 02 6230 0699
Facsimile: Canberra 02 6230 0799
Web site: <http://www.ncver.edu.au>
Key performance measures are administered and monitored by the Australian National Training Authority on behalf of the Commonwealth Government. The survey provides information for the national key performance measure - employers' views on the relevance of skills acquired through Vocational Education and Training (VET).
Sample survey of all employers (including employers in the mining industry). In 2001, information was collected from approximately 6,800 employers, selected from all industries and across all business sizes.
Data are collected by telephone interview.
Main data detail
Employers' perceptions of and satisfaction with a range of areas in VET, including the availability, quality and relevance of it.
Australia, states and territories.
Frequency of data availability
Two or three-yearly. Next survey scheduled for 2004.
The two years prior to the survey.
Similar surveys have been conducted in 1995,1997 and 1999. In the first two surveys, in-scope employers were defined as those with at least one employee who had completed a VET course of at least 200 hours within the two years prior to the survey (a recent VET graduate). As in earlier years, the 2001 survey focused on information about employers with recent VET graduate employees. However, the scope of the survey has changed to include the wider employer community, providing more complete coverage of the employer perspective of VET. Comparative information for the different employer groups is reported where appropriate.
Much of the survey questionnaire for the 1997 and 1999 surveys was consistent, enabling comparisons between most of the data produced. For the 2001 survey a review of the survey content was conducted, which resulted in changes to some parts of the questionnaire. Information for the wider employer community has been collected about their characteristics, general views on VET and their training practices, and is very similar to the 1999 survey. For employers with recent VET graduate employees, additional information has been collected about their views on aspects of course delivery and graduates’ skills. The 2001 survey has a stronger focus on graduates’ skills compared to earlier surveys.
Products and services
- Employer Views on VET 2001 At A Glance
- Employer Views on VET 2001 National Report
- Data relevant to the mining industry are available on request.