VET employment outcomes steady

NCVER News     |    5 December 2013

NCVER Insight

Employment outcomes for graduates have remained steady over the past year with 78.2% employed after training.

Released by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER),  Student Outcomes 2013 provides an annual national scorecard on Australia’s training system.

Each year students are asked what they have done six months after training, why they undertook the training, how satisfied they were and what benefits they got from training.

The results show that 83.4% of graduates undertook their training for employment-related reasons, of which 81.1% were employed after training.

“Satisfaction with training remains high, with 87% of all graduates satisfied with the overall quality of their training,” said Sue Fergusson, NCVER’s General Manager Research.

The survey was completed by more than 75 000 students across the nation.

Other findings included:

• VET graduates in full-time work earn $56 700 on average per year;
• 80.7% of graduates thought their training was relevant to their current job;
• 60.6% improved their employment status after training;
• 32.9% were employed in the same occupation as their training course;
• 34.4% were employed in a different occupation, but found the training relevant to their current job; and
• 73.4% received at least one job-related benefit from the training.

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