A good source of apprentice/trainee statistics is the National Centre for Vocational Education Research Limited (NCVER), which regularly releases estimates of apprentice and trainee numbers in training, commencements, completions and cancellations/withdrawals. These estimates are based on data supplied by the States and Territories, which are used in a formula developed by the NCVER, to produce estimates. Estimates are released in order to overcome the time delay between actual commencements and the availability of the data for release.
State and national data is provided by age, gender, occupational group and qualification level.
For further information on apprentice/trainee statistics contact:
NCVER also publishes state and national data on all public system VET students (including students who are not apprentices or trainees). This can be found in students and courses section of the NCVER website. The NCVER Resources webpage is also useful with information and statistics on VET students at both the national and the state levels.
All providers with students funded by Skills Tasmania must submit VET Provider Collection Data to Skills Tasmania according to the national AVETMIS Standard. Further information can be found on Skills Tasmania's Reporting and payment information page.
The following documents are based on projects undertaken by the Information and Research section of Skills Tasmania (prior to July 2007, the Office of Post-Compulsory Education and Training).
Data on two key measure of Tasmania’s 2010 and 2011 training performance.
Selected highlights from the 2010 Student Outcomes Survey
The Student Outcomes Survey is conducted annually by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) and gathers information on students after they have completed their training, including their employment situation, their reasons for undertaking their training, the relevance of the training to their employment, their level of satisfaction, and other factors. The documents below (see bulleted list) present results specific to Tasmania, including some comparisons between Tasmania and Australia and between Tasmanian public providers and private providers. These documents also make reference to suggestions by students for improving the training program they participated in. Results are presented for students of public providers and for students of private providers.
More information about the survey, including detailed results, is available at www.ncver.edu.au/statistic/21065.html
Value Chain for Apprenticeships and Traineeships: Employer and Learner Surveys
Value Chain for Apprenticeships and Traineeships - Report 3: Comparison between the employer and the learner surveys [Word 251KB]
The aim of this report is to compare the results of the employer survey and the apprentice and trainee survey. Detailed findings for each of these surveys have been published as separate reports. This report forms part of the documentation for the Value Chain project for apprenticeships and traineeships.
Value Chain for Apprenticeships and Traineeships - Report 2: Employer Survey [Word 743KB]
The aim of this survey was to gain a better understanding of the value that employers associate with activities involved in apprenticeships and traineeships. This report forms part of the documentation for the Value Chain project for apprenticeships and traineeships.
Value Chain for Apprenticeships and Traineeships - Report 1: Apprentice and Trainee Survey [Word 1.2MB]
The aim of this survey was to gain a better understanding of the value that learners associate with activities involved in apprenticeships and traineeships. This report forms part of the documentation for the Value Chain project for apprenticeships and traineeships.
Interstate RTO Census 2009
This is a report on the second stage of the RTO Census project undertaken by Skills Tasmania. The first stage was a census of Tasmanian RTOs (see below). This report is on a census of interstate RTOs who delivered training and assessment services for Tasmanian learners in 2008.
RTO Census 2008
Skills Tasmania conducted a census of all Tasmanian Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) in October 2008. The aim of the census was to provide a thorough understanding of the training provider industry. Areas covered in the report include findings on RTO Turnover, RTO Staffing, enrolments, and business planning and strategies.
Apprenticeship Outcomes & Client Expectations - Commercial Cookery Pilot (October 2008)
This project was the result of a desire to know the extent to which training delivery of one and the same qualification by different training organisations meets client needs and expectations in a consistent manner. For the purposes of this project, ¿clients¿ incorporate both employers and apprentices.
A collaboration between Skills Tasmania and the Tasmanian Qualifications Authority, this project was a pilot that focused on those who had completed an apprenticeship in Commercial Cookery in 2007 and 2006, as well as a number of their employers.
Training activity trends for high level VET qualifications (2003 - 2005) [Word 105KB]
The report looks at the trend in training activity relating to Certificate IV to Advanced Diploma qualifications between 2003 and 2005.
(added September 2006)
Trends in Employment and Trainee/Apprentice Commencements in Tasmania (April 2006) [Word 257KB]
The report was undertaken by the Research and Information section of the Office of Post-Compulsory Education and Training and identifies reasons why the level of apprentice and trainee commencements in the 12 months to September 2005 did not increase in line with the growth in employment in Tasmania over the same period. Also see supporting documents: Appendix 1 - Tables [Excel 105KB].
(added June 2006)
'Train and Thrive' report (July 2004) [Word 203KB] - a literature review of the benefits to employers from involvement in training.
Youth Participation in Education (February 2002) [PDF 476KB]
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