Issue 37, 18 December 2013


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VACC asks all Members to be aware of a survey coming in the New Year linked to a Senate Committee Inquiry into TAFE.


It concerns our reliance on the publicly-funded TAFE system and also the experiences of our Industry with private providers, some of which have displayed extremely questionable practices.


As business owners, we urge you to make time to complete the survey. VACC will use your information as part of a submission on behalf of our Members.





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Around eight million people, or just under half of Australia's working age population, undertook some type of training or study in the last 12 months according to a survey by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).


Expected are the large number of young adults undertaking formal study. More interesting are the solid numbers for work-related training and the significant figures for personal interest learning.


Graph 1.1: Participation in formal learning, work-related training and personal interest learning by age - April 2013 (a) 



Chart source: Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)


In the 12 months to April 2013, the Australian Bureau of Statistics estimated that in Victoria of the 4.3 million people aged 15-74:

·         981,600 (22.8%) participated in formal learning

·         1,113,000 (25.8%) participated in work-related training

·         349,200 (8.1%) participated in personal interest learning


The total hours spent undertaking work-related training was:

·         1-9 hours - 37.6%

·         10-19 hours - 22.7%

·         20 hours or more - 39.7%


The main reason for participating in work-related training was:

·         Increase skills for current job - 88.4%

·         Increase job prospects - 8.9%

·         Other - 2.7%


The main reason for participating in personal interest learning was:

·         Enjoyment/interest - 40.7%

·         Personal development - 54.3%

·         Other - 5.0%


Of the total people employed in Australia in the 12 months to April 2013:

·         People employed full time were more likely to participate than those employed part-time (37.7% compared to 27.3%)

·         Employees were more likely to undertake training than business owners (36.5% compared to 17.3%)

·         Businesses of less than 20 employees accounted for 19.8% of the total employed people undertaking training,
and those with 20 to 99 employees, 32.9%.

·         People used their skills or knowledge:

o    Always - 25.2%

o    Often - 23.4%

o    Sometimes - 17.1%


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The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), has released the 2012 annual report into Young People in Education & Training. These provide Australian vocational education and training statistics for people aged between 15 to 19 years.


In 2012, there were:

·         242,300 VET in Schools students ages 15 to 19 years

·         803,900 school students aged 15 to 19 years

·         296,200 higher education students aged 15 to 19 years

·         105,800 commencements in apprenticeships and traineeships by 15 to 19-year-olds

·         488,100 publicly funded VET students aged 15 to 19 years. Victoria experienced the greatest growth of all States, up 8.0% from 2011.


It is estimated that 81.9% of 15 to 19-year-olds participated in education and training as at August 2012.

·         55.1% were at school. Of these:

o    1.4% participated in school-based apprenticeships and traineeships.

o    14.0% participated in other VET in Schools programs.

o    39.7% did not participate in VET in Schools programs.

·         15.1% were enrolled in higher education.

·         4.0% participated in trade apprenticeships or traineeships.

·         1.8% participated in non-trade apprenticeships or traineeships.

·         5.8% were enrolled in publicly funded VET programs.


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