Vocational Pathway Awards

This provides ways to achieve NCEA Levels 1, 2 and 3 and develop pathways that progress to further study, training and employment. The Vocational Pathways provide a framework for students to show how their learning and achievement is valued in the workplace by aligning learning to the skills needed for industry.

School leavers are identified from the Ministry of Education’s ENROL system, while vocational pathway award is obtained from the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.

Identical information is available for the region's territorial authorities using the drop down menu above. For other territorial authorities first choose the appropriate region from the drop down menu above.

Alternatively further information on Vocational Pathway awards can be found through the indicator Vocational Pathway Awards.

2017 data have not been updated in these tables but National and school level data is available in Senior Student Attainment statistics.

Table 1: School leavers with at least one Vocational Pathway Award, at any level (2015-2016)
Ethnic group Gender No VP Award VP Award Percentage with VP Award
2015 2016 2015 2016 2015 2016
Māori Female 332 319 137 196 29.2 38.1
Māori Male 399 422 96 160 19.4 27.5
Māori Total 731 741 233 356 24.2 32.5
Pacific Female 25 31 16 8 39.0 20.5
Pacific Male 30 32 5 12 14.3 27.3
Pacific Total 55 63 21 20 27.6 24.1
Asian Female 13 19 3 12 18.8 38.7
Asian Male 13 28 11 12 45.8 30.0
Asian Total 26 47 14 24 35.0 33.8
MELAA Female 5 x 2 x 28.6 x
MELAA Male 5 8 1 3 16.7 27.3
MELAA Total 10 8 3 5 23.1 38.5
Other Female 2 5 5 3 71.4 37.5
Other Male 9 8 2 1 18.2 11.1
Other Total 11 13 7 4 38.9 23.5
European/Pākehā Female 307 357 248 268 44.7 42.9
European/Pākehā Male 389 387 192 228 33.0 37.1
European/Pākehā Total 696 744 440 496 38.7 40.0
Region Total Female 626 655 379 435 37.7 39.9
Region Total Male 767 801 286 369 27.2 31.5
Region Total Total 1,393 1,456 665 804 32.3 35.6
New Zealand Total Female 19,058 18,391 10,453 11,345 35.4 38.2
New Zealand Total Male 23,609 22,377 7,486 8,627 24.1 27.8
New Zealand Total Total 42,667 40,768 17,939 19,972 29.6 32.9

Notes:

  1. ‘x’ = data has been suppressed where there are between 0 and 5 students in the denominator for a specific group, for example Asian Females. Where one gender has been suppressed the corresponding gender has also been suppressed.
  2. Ethnicity is multiple response, that is, students who affiliated in more than one ethnic group have been counted in each ethnic group. Students are only counted once in the total, therefore, the ethnic groups may not sum to the total.
  3. International fee-paying students are excluded. Alternative education students are included in National totals, but, not in the school they are funded from.
Table 2: School leavers with a Vocational Pathway Award, at any level (2016)
Ethnic group Gender Construction and Infrastructure Manufacturing and Technology Primary Industries Service Industries Social and Community Services Creative Industries Total Leavers
Māori Female 1 0 12 110 6 104 515
Māori Male 10 26 35 59 3 49 582
Māori Total 11 26 47 169 9 153 1,097
Pacific Female 0 0 0 5 0 5 39
Pacific Male 1 0 2 5 0 6 44
Pacific Total 1 0 2 10 0 11 83
Asian Female 0 0 0 1 2 10 31
Asian Male 2 4 1 1 0 6 40
Asian Total 2 4 1 2 2 16 71
MELAA Female x x x x x x 2
MELAA Male x x x x x x 11
MELAA Total 0 2 0 1 0 2 13
Other Female 0 0 0 0 1 2 8
Other Male 0 1 0 0 0 1 9
Other Total 0 1 0 0 1 3 17
European/Pākehā Female 8 4 11 101 11 168 625
European/Pākehā Male 23 54 33 52 3 101 615
European/Pākehā Total 31 58 44 153 14 269 1,240
Region Total Female 9 4 19 189 17 265 1,090
Region Total Male 34 81 64 98 5 148 1,170
Region Total Total 43 85 83 287 22 413 2,260

Notes:

  1. ‘x’ = data has been suppressed where there are between 0 and 5 students in the denominator for a specific group, for example Asian Females. Where one gender has been suppressed the corresponding gender has also been suppressed.
  2. Ethnicity is multiple response, that is, students who affiliated in more than one ethnic group have been counted in each ethnic group. Students are only counted once in the total, therefore, the ethnic groups may not sum to the total.
  3. International fee-paying students are excluded. Alternative education students are included in National totals, but, not in the school they are funded from.