Analysis and Commentary

VET numbers rise in schools – NCVER

Analysis and Commentary

The number of school students undertaking vocational education and training (VET) as part of their senior secondary certificate of education increased in the last year, according to the latest data from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER).

NCVER Managing director Simon Walker said: “In 2021, there were 251,200 students undertaking VET in Schools compared with 241,200 in 2020, an increase of 4.2 percent.”

A total of 20,500 students were undertaking school-based apprenticeships and traineeships with the majority – 91.8 percent or 230,700 students – enrolled in other VET in Schools programs.

Certificate II programs continued to be the most popular qualification level, with 52.5 percent of students undertaking programs at this level. However, this has decreased slightly from 2020 when the figure was 54.4 percent of students.

The report, VET in Schools 2021, provides data on VET undertaken by school students as part of their senior secondary certificate of education (SSCE), where the training is nationally recognised or delivered by schools or other training providers.

More details here.

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