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.

Table 1: School leavers with at least one Vocational Pathway Award, at any level (2016-2018)
Group No VP Award VP Award Percentage with VP Award
2016 2017 2018 2016 2017 2018 2016 2017 2018
Female 626 661 671 429 478 419 40.7 42.0 38.4
Male 790 838 851 365 305 258 31.6 26.7 23.3
Māori 713 858 853 348 347 301 32.8 28.8 26.1
Pacific 61 75 86 21 25 31 25.6 25.0 26.5
Asian 46 37 36 24 26 25 34.3 41.3 41.0
MELAA 8 11 15 5 9 11 38.5 45.0 42.3
Other 13 9 5 4 9 3 23.5 50.0 37.5
European/Pākehā 727 747 796 492 467 399 40.4 38.5 33.4
Region Total 1,416 1,499 1,522 794 783 677 35.9 34.3 30.8
New Zealand Total 40,498 41,161 43,946 20,020 21,781 18,939 33.1 34.6 30.1

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 students. Where one gender has been suppressed the corresponding gender has also been suppressed. 'na' = not applicable.
  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 and adult students (age 19+) are excluded.
Table 2: School leavers with a Vocational Pathway Award, at any level (2018)
Group Construction and Infrastructure Manufacturing and Technology Primary Industries Service Industries Social and Community Services Creative Industries Total Leavers
Female 8 6 11 173 40 260 1,090
Male 36 36 32 62 1 124 1,109
Māori 17 11 24 124 15 169 1,154
Pacific 1 0 5 13 5 12 117
Asian 1 3 0 7 2 16 61
MELAA 0 1 0 1 1 8 26
Other 1 0 0 1 0 2 8
European/Pākehā 29 33 19 128 26 218 1,195
Region Total 44 42 43 235 41 384 2,199

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 students. Where one gender has been suppressed the corresponding gender has also been suppressed. 'na' = not applicable.
  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 and adult students (age 19+) are excluded.