Analysis and Commentary

Apprentice and trainee completion rates decrease

Analysis and Commentary

The completion rate for apprentices and trainees who commenced training in 2017 decreased to 55.7 percent, down by 1.2 percentage points from those commencing in 2016, according to the latest data from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER).

Completion and attrition rates for apprentices and trainees 2021 reports on the completion rates for both individuals and training contracts that started in 2017, the latest year for which observed actual rates are available for all occupations.

NCVER Managing Director Simon Walker said: “Individual completion rates for those who commenced in trade occupations in 2017 decreased to 54.0 percent, down 3.0 percentage points from those commencing in 2016.”

For non-trade occupations, individual completion rates remained steady at 56.9 percent compared with those commencing in 2016 (56.6 percent).

The completion rate for training contracts commencing in 2017 was 48.1 percent for all occupations, which was down 0.9 percentage points from those commencing in the previous year.

The contract completion rate for trade occupations declined to 42.0 percent, a decrease of 1.9 percentage points from those commencing in 2016, while the rate for non-trade occupations remained steady at 54.2 percent.

Picture: NCVER

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