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 617 600 627 539 657 569 46.6 52.3 47.6
Male 792 863 896 407 469 435 33.9 35.2 32.7
Māori 170 211 240 97 113 104 36.3 34.9 30.2
Pacific 60 64 72 22 24 23 26.8 27.3 24.2
Asian 65 77 87 29 60 52 30.9 43.8 37.4
MELAA 17 28 15 6 9 20 26.1 24.3 57.1
Other 12 11 8 4 9 7 25.0 45.0 46.7
European/Pākehā 1,165 1,201 1,223 841 989 879 41.9 45.2 41.8
Region Total 1,409 1,463 1,523 946 1,126 1,004 40.2 43.5 39.7
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 15 7 9 256 11 350 1,196
Male 62 52 47 100 1 250 1,331
Māori 7 3 6 37 1 62 344
Pacific 1 1 0 10 0 14 95
Asian 3 4 0 20 3 32 139
MELAA 1 0 0 10 0 12 35
Other 0 0 0 0 0 7 15
European/Pākehā 68 54 52 303 9 530 2,102
Region Total 77 59 56 356 12 600 2,527

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.