Apprentice and trainee outcomes 2021


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National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)


This publication provides a summary of the outcomes of apprentices and trainees aged 18 years or over who completed an apprenticeship or traineeship during 2020. The figures are derived from the 2021 National Student Outcomes Survey. Information is presented on apprentices' and trainees' reasons for training, their employment outcomes, further study outcomes and satisfaction with the apprenticeship or traineeship. An apprentice or trainee is a person who undertakes a contract of training with an employer and a training provider. The main reason for undertaking an apprenticeship or...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Apprenticeship; Traineeship; Vocational education and training; Participation; Outcomes; Statistics

Keywords: Apprentice; Trainee; Outcomes of education and training; Completion; Career choice; Learning motivation; Employment outcomes; Skill development; Client satisfaction; On the job training; Off the job training; Online learning; Survey; Statistical data; Statistical analysis; Comparative analysis

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2022

Physical description: 1 report ([11] p.) + 6 support documents (various pagings) + 1 infographic

Also called: Australian vocational education and training statistics: apprentice and trainee outcomes 2021; Apprentice and trainee outcomes 2021: terms and definitions; National Student Outcomes Survey 2021 (apprentice and trainee component): technical notes; Apprentice and trainee outcomes 2021: explanatory notes; Apprentice and trainee outcomes fact sheet: how to interpret survey results; 2021 National Student Outcomes questionnaire for domestic students; National Student Outcomes Survey 2021 (apprentice and trainee component): data dictionary

ISBN: 9781925717952

This superseded publication has been removed from the NCVER portal but is still available in VOCEDplus for archival/research purposes.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 series

Document number: TD/TNC 147.04

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