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 21 18 9 16 30.0 47.1
Māori Male 40 32 2 7 4.8 17.9
Māori Total 61 50 11 23 15.3 31.5
Pacific Female 4 x 2 x 33.3 x
Pacific Male 6 2 0 3 0.0 60.0
Pacific Total 10 3 2 5 16.7 62.5
Asian Female 2 x 3 x 60.0 x
Asian Male 5 x 1 x 16.7 x
Asian Total 7 4 4 4 36.4 50.0
MELAA Female x x x x x x
MELAA Male 0 x 0 x 0.0 x
MELAA Total x 2 x 3 x 60.0
Other Female 0 x 0 x 0.0 x
Other Male x x x x x x
Other Total x 3 x 3 x 50.0
European/Pākehā Female 110 89 114 94 50.9 51.4
European/Pākehā Male 170 163 76 67 30.9 29.1
European/Pākehā Total 280 252 190 161 40.4 39.0
Region Total Female 129 111 125 111 49.2 50.0
Region Total Male 209 196 79 76 27.4 27.9
Region Total Total 338 307 204 187 37.6 37.9
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 0 0 6 2 8 34
Māori Male 0 0 0 2 2 3 39
Māori Total 0 0 0 8 4 11 73
Pacific Female x x x x x x 3
Pacific Male x x x x x x 5
Pacific Total 0 0 0 3 1 1 8
Asian Female x x x x x x 4
Asian Male x x x x x x 4
Asian Total 0 1 0 0 0 4 8
MELAA Female x x x x x x 4
MELAA Male x x x x x x 1
MELAA Total 0 1 0 0 0 2 5
Other Female x x x x x x 4
Other Male x x x x x x 2
Other Total 0 1 0 0 0 2 6
European/Pākehā Female 1 3 5 38 13 44 183
European/Pākehā Male 4 9 7 24 8 24 230
European/Pākehā Total 5 12 12 62 21 68 413
Region Total Female 1 4 5 42 15 54 222
Region Total Male 4 11 7 27 9 28 272
Region Total Total 5 15 12 69 24 82 494

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.