Australian vocational education and training statistics: apprentices and trainees 2016: December quarter

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Nationally, the number of apprentices and trainees in training as at 31 December 2016 was 265,000, a decrease of 4.5 per cent from 31 December 2015. This latest release of quarterly data also shows an overall decrease in the number of commencements, completions and cancellations and withdrawals, compared with the December quarter 2015. In the December quarter 2016, compared with the December quarter 2015: commencements decreased by 6.5 per cent, to 33,800; completions decreased by 11.8 per cent, to 27,900; cancellations and withdrawals decreased by 4.7 per cent, to 22,900. In the 12...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Apprenticeship; Traineeship; Participation; Statistics

Keywords: Apprentice; Trainee; Statistical analysis; Statistical data; Enrolment; Completion

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2017

Physical description: 1 report (22 p.) + 2 support documents (42 p. + [7] p.) + 2 Excel documents

Also called: Apprentices and trainees 2016: December quarter

ISSN: 1440-0359

This superseded publication has been removed from the NCVER portal but is still available in VOCEDplus for archival/research purposes. The latest publication can be accessed via the VOCEDplus Statistical resources page at:

Resource type: Statistical resource

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Call number: TD/TNC 127.14

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