Vocational Education and Training Provider Collection
Provider and Financial Collections
National Centre for Vocational Education Research
Telephone (08) 8230 8400
This collection gathers administrative data from Australia's publicly-funded vocational education and training (VET) sector. From 2006, it also includes voluntary submissions of a reduced set of data from non-publicly funded Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). Information about students, courses, qualifications, training providers and public funding is collected.
Includes publicly funded VET providers, and non-publicly funded RTOs who voluntarily submit data.
Information relates to the previous calendar year.
Frequency of Collection
Method of Collection
NCVER maintains a database of information on persons undertaking vocational education and training. Each state and territory collates data from their training providers on a student, course and module/unit of competency basis. This data is compiled into AVETMISS format and validated by each training organisation before being submitted to NCVER. The data is then further validated and quality checked for inconsistencies before it is used for the production of statistical reports.
Information is available in the July following the year of enrolment.
Australian vocational education and training statistics, Students and Courses - Summary. NCVER, Adelaide. Available via the publications link on the NCVER website, http://www.ncver.edu.au.
Information is available for Australia, all states and territories, geographical regions (capital city, other metropolitan, rural and remote) and statistical local areas.
Additional information is available on request.
Highest school level completed
Year highest school level completed
Language spoken at home (ASCL)
Proficiency in spoken English
Labour force status
Country of birth (SACC)
Disability and type of disability
Prior educational achievement
At school status
Recognition status (not available prior to 1999)
Qualification field of education (ASCED)
Module/Unit of competency Data
Module/Unit of competency identifier
Module/Unit of competency name
Module or unit of competency
Module/Unit of competency Field of Education
Module/Unit of competency outcome
Enrolment activity start date
Enrolment activity end date
From 2006 a reduced set of data is included from non-publicly funded RTOs. Information on the publicly funded VET sector has been collected since 1994. Prior to this, information was reported in the Selected Vocational Education and Training Statistics publications.