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 5,668 5,560 6,100 3,883 4,295 3,795 40.7 43.6 38.4
Male 7,442 7,482 7,781 2,862 3,084 2,680 27.8 29.2 25.6
Māori 2,064 2,289 2,382 848 942 816 29.1 29.2 25.5
Pacific 3,354 3,401 3,720 1,301 1,369 1,141 27.9 28.7 23.5
Asian 2,939 2,962 3,166 1,277 1,472 1,347 30.3 33.2 29.8
MELAA 2,939 419 498 1,277 249 210 30.3 37.3 29.7
Other 424 86 114 217 58 61 33.9 40.3 34.9
European/Pākehā 91 5,444 5,801 43 4,070 3,692 32.1 42.8 38.9
Region Total 5,542 13,042 13,881 3,691 7,379 6,475 40.0 36.1 31.8
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 56 65 13 1,137 312 2,630 9,895
Male 263 480 10 603 47 1,706 10,461
Māori 33 27 3 301 44 515 3,198
Pacific 67 47 0 463 68 605 4,861
Asian 66 183 4 293 68 921 4,513
MELAA 6 27 0 63 12 134 708
Other 5 3 1 20 3 35 175
European/Pākehā 169 300 18 861 208 2,628 9,493
Region Total 319 545 23 1,740 359 4,336 20,356

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.