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Training Expenditure Survey

Name of Collection
Training Expenditure Survey


Assistant Director
Education Statistics Research Unit
Australian Bureau of Statistics
PO Box 10

Telephone: Canberra 02 6252 7798
Facsimile: Canberra 02 6252 8013


To provide statistical input to the development and evaluation of training policies. Results were also used to assist in evaluating changes in the training arena.


The Training Expenditure Survey collects information on employers' expenditure in providing structured training for their employees. The survey has a three month reference period and data are collected by mail questionnaire. The 1996 survey included approximately 6,000 employers Australia-wide, stratified by sector, industry and employer size.

The 1996 survey collected information on training expenditure from employers who actually provided structured training to their employees in the three-month reference period 1 July to 30 September 1996. This differs from previous TESs where training costs were collected even if there was no structured training provided in the reference period.

Data Detail

  • Status of employees (sex, full-time or part-time status; permanent, temporary or casual status);
  • Average gross wages and salaries; and hours for time receiving structured in-house and external training;
  • Training received by field of training;
  • Gross wages and salaries of trainers for time spent developing, delivering, evaluating and administering structured training;
  • Fees paid for in-house and external courses;
  • Other expenditure on structured in-house and structured external training;
  • Training subsidies or grants; and
  • Payments received from other organisations for training.

    Data are available for persons employed in the transport and storage industry.

    Geographic Coverage

    Australia, States and Territories.

    Frequency of Data Availability

    Data release is irregular.

    Historical Data

    The survey was conducted in 1989, 1990, 1993 and 1996.

    Products and Services


    Information Paper: Development of the Employer Training Expenditure Survey (cat. no. 6355.0)
    Employer Training Expenditure, Australia, July to September 1989, 1990, 1993 and 1996 (cat. no. 6353.0)
    Special data services are available on request.

    Example of Information Available

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