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VOCEDplus subjects and keywords

Did you know that subjects and keywords are assigned to all entries in VOCEDplus to help you find relevant resources more easily? The VOCEDplus team, in its aim to keep pace with new developments in the vocational education and training (VET) sector, has recently reviewed and updated the list of terms to ensure that terminology used reflects the current state of the sector. Consequently, there are now 52 broad subjects and 620 narrower keywords. New keywords include:

To view the complete list of subjects and keywords, refer to the updated Guide to subjects and keywords. For more information on how to search using subjects and keywords, refer to the VOCEDplus user guide and the FAQs on searching available under Help.

3.9 million Australian students in training

NCVER's release of Total VET activity (TVA) data provides, for the first time, an estimate of the extent and nature of all accredited vocational education and training (VET) delivered in 2014 by Australian training providers. Information is now collected from all types of providers and not only those in receipt of Commonwealth or state funding. Information is provided on the number of training providers, students, enrolments in programs, enrolments in subjects, hours of delivery and program completions. Data indicates almost a quarter (23.3 per cent) of working-aged people (15 to 64 years) undertook some form of vocational education and training (VET) in 2014. Data products published by NCVER include:

  • Total VET students & courses
  • Total VET activity by provider type
  • Total VET activity by equity groups
  • VET students by industry

​​​Access the TVA landing page here.

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