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 yet been updated in these tables and will be available shortly.   National data are 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 274 300 76 123 21.7 29.1
Māori Male 374 387 61 84 14.0 17.8
Māori Total 648 687 137 207 17.5 23.2
Pacific Female 109 108 33 37 23.2 25.5
Pacific Male 142 125 24 24 14.5 16.1
Pacific Total 251 233 57 61 18.5 20.7
Asian Female 161 167 78 107 32.6 39.1
Asian Male 200 221 69 62 25.7 21.9
Asian Total 361 388 147 169 28.9 30.3
MELAA Female 47 49 17 23 26.6 31.9
MELAA Male 54 52 11 13 16.9 20.0
MELAA Total 101 101 28 36 21.7 26.3
Other Female 18 14 5 10 21.7 41.7
Other Male 25 20 10 3 28.6 13.0
Other Total 43 34 15 13 25.9 27.7
European/Pākehā Female 1,634 1,566 1,054 1,143 39.2 42.2
European/Pākehā Male 2,068 1,962 754 933 26.7 32.2
European/Pākehā Total 3,702 3,528 1,808 2,076 32.8 37.0
Region Total Female 2,121 2,048 1,209 1,375 36.3 40.2
Region Total Male 2,715 2,582 901 1,072 24.9 29.3
Region Total Total 4,836 4,630 2,110 2,447 30.4 34.6
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 0 2 3 54 9 64 423
Māori Male 12 7 6 27 3 41 471
Māori Total 12 9 9 81 12 105 894
Pacific Female 1 0 0 16 1 20 145
Pacific Male 0 2 1 13 0 10 149
Pacific Total 1 2 1 29 1 30 294
Asian Female 3 1 0 23 2 87 274
Asian Male 4 5 2 10 0 45 283
Asian Total 7 6 2 33 2 132 557
MELAA Female 0 0 0 6 2 17 72
MELAA Male 2 0 2 3 0 7 65
MELAA Total 2 0 2 9 2 24 137
Other Female 0 0 0 2 0 8 24
Other Male 0 0 1 0 0 3 23
Other Total 0 0 1 2 0 11 47
European/Pākehā Female 11 10 55 303 72 784 2,709
European/Pākehā Male 122 147 127 196 8 524 2,895
European/Pākehā Total 133 157 182 499 80 1,308 5,604
Region Total Female 14 11 56 379 83 940 3,423
Region Total Male 135 153 136 235 11 607 3,654
Region Total Total 149 164 192 614 94 1,547 7,077

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.