4234.0 - Work-Related Training and Adult Learning, Australia, Apr 2013 Quality Declaration 
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 06/12/2013  First Issue
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This publication presents information about education and training activities undertaken by Australians aged 15-74 years, with a focus on work-related training and personal interest learning.

Statistics in this publication were collected in April 2013 as a supplement to the Australian Bureau of Statistics' (ABS) monthly Labour Force Survey (LFS).

Information collected in the survey includes:

  • Participation rates for non-formal learning, including work-related training and personal interest learning in the 12 months prior to interview;
  • Education and employment characteristics of people who undertake training;
  • Reasons for participation, the time spent and personal costs incurred for the most recent training course; and
  • Barriers that prevent people from undertaking training.

Information on the concepts and methods used in the survey, reliability of the results, definitions and interpretation are included in the Explanatory Notes, Technical Note and Glossary. Unless otherwise specified, differences between data items highlighted in the Summary of Findings are statistically significant (refer to the Significance Testing section of the Technical Note).

This release consists of Data Cubes in spreadsheet format only.


As estimates have been rounded, discrepancies may occur between the sum of component items and the published total. Published percentages are calculated prior to rounding and therefore some discrepancy may occur between these percentages and those that could be calculated from the rounded figures.


Information about ABS' activities in the education and training field is available from the Education and Training page on the ABS website.


For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.