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Vocational Outcomes for VET student in 2020

 7/September/2021
 

Summary of outcomes of students who completed vocational education courses during

2019/2020.

(Report compiled by National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)


This product provides a summary of the outcomes and satisfaction of students who completed nationally recognised vocational education and training (VET) delivered by registered training organisations (RTOs) in Australia during 2019 using data collected between June and September 2020. The figures are derived from the National Student Outcomes Survey, which is an annual survey of VET students.

Outcomes
 

  • 56.0% of graduates improved their employment status after training, down 3.0 percentage points from 2019.

  • 83.6% of qualification completers achieved their main reason for training, down 0.2 percentage points from 2019

  • 75.1% of part-completers achieved their main reason for undertaking training, down 4.1 percentage points from 2019.

  • 33.1% of qualification completers enrolled in further study after training, up 2.7 percentage points from 2019

  • 25.8% of qualification part-completers enrolled in further study after training, up 16.4 percentage points from 2019.​​

  • 56.0% of qualification completers had an improved employment status after training, down 9.8 percentage points from 2019.

Effect of COVID-19

Of the qualification completers who were employed after training:

  • 35.3% had their hours reduced after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and 13.3% had their hours increased

  • 7.1% were temporarily stood down due to COVID-19.

   Of the qualification completers who were not employed on the reference date of 29 May 2020,           20.6% had a job previously that they lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Of the qualification part-completers who were employed after training:

  • 33.3% had their hours reduced after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and 12.5% had their hours increased

  • 7.4% were temporarily stood down due to COVID-19.

   Of the qualification part-completers who were not employed on 29 May 2020, 19.5% had 

   the job previously that they lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Satisfaction with training

  • 88.4% of qualification completers were satisfied with the overall quality of training, up 0.3 percentage points from 2019

  • 76.1% of qualification part-completers were satisfied with the overall quality of training, down 3.5 percentage points from 2019

  • 84.3% of qualification completers and 74.2% of qualification part-completers are likely to recommend their training provider.