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Training package qualifications summary and Australian Apprenticeships data.

Training package information

NEW Training Package Qualifications – Recent Registration in States and Territories

Updated 20th September 2018 - Attached is a summary of the qualifications that have recently been registered in each State and Territory.

Changes made for this edition:


  • Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical (FBP)
  • Financial Services (FNS)
  • Animal Care and Management (ACM)

South Australia:

  • Training and Education (TAE)
  • Business Services (BSB)
  • Health (HLT)
  • Creative Arts and Culture (CUA)
  • Community Services (CHC)
  • Public Sector (PSP)


  • Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical (FBP)
  • Australian Meat Processing (AMP)

Northern Territory:

  • Financial Services (FNS)
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Apprentice and trainee data - Quarterly Apprenticeship and Traineeship statistics

Apprentice and trainee data - Quarterly Apprenticeship and Traineeship statistics

These documents provide a summary of the National Apprentice and Trainee Collection statistics for each State and Territory. This data has been sourced from the National Centre for Vocational Education and Research (NCVER) National Apprentice and Trainee Collections.

Quarterly Summary Statistics
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National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)

National Apprentice and Trainee Collection

NCVER released quarterly and annual statistics about Australian Apprenticeship commencements, completions, withdrawals, and numbers in training.

National Apprentice and Trainee Destinations 2010

This survey collected information from apprentices and trainees around 9 months after leaving their training. Information includes reasons for not completing, satisfaction with the apprenticeship or traineeship, and employment and further study outcomes.

National Student Outcomes Survey

A survey of vocational education and training (VET) students including apprentices and trainees, both subject completers who have not finished a qualification, and graduates. Information includes reasons for undertaking training, satisfaction with training, employment and further study outcomes.

Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY)

LSAY tracks samples of Australian youth from the age of 15 to 25 years, with participants completing a survey annually. Completed cohorts started in 1995, 1998, 2003 and 2006. Current cohorts started in 2009 and 2015. Participants are asked about a variety of topics including their education and employment.


VOCSTATS is a product which allows users to construct their own tables via an interactive web interface, using databases from NCVER collections. VOCSTATS is specifically targeted at those users who have a requirement for highly tailored outputs, have a good understanding of the intricacies and limitations of the NCVER collections, and are willing to design and generate their statistical outputs directly. You must register for VOCSTATS access.

Focus on: Completion rates

Focus on: Completion rates

Half of all apprentices and trainees who commenced in 2013 completed their training. This was lower for trade apprentices, with only 47% completing.

Some industries with high completion rates include: Engineering, ICT and science technicians; Clerical and administrative workers; and Machinery operators and drivers.

Individual completion rates were higher than contract completion rates. This means that some apprentices and trainees cancelled their contract but went on to complete their apprenticeship or traineeship.

NCVER Completion Rates

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