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 been updated in these tables but National and school level data is 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 909 947 360 479 28.4 33.6
Māori Male 1,216 1,159 239 373 16.4 24.3
Māori Total 2,125 2,106 599 852 22.0 28.8
Pacific Female 1,618 1,590 598 730 27.0 31.5
Pacific Male 1,843 1,803 438 573 19.2 24.1
Pacific Total 3,461 3,393 1,036 1,303 23.0 27.7
Asian Female 1,406 1,334 664 715 32.1 34.9
Asian Male 1,734 1,618 458 564 20.9 25.8
Asian Total 3,140 2,952 1,122 1,279 26.3 30.2
MELAA Female 186 187 121 131 39.4 41.2
MELAA Male 275 244 73 87 21.0 26.3
MELAA Total 461 431 194 218 29.6 33.6
Other Female 33 38 28 20 45.9 34.5
Other Male 43 52 14 23 24.6 30.7
Other Total 76 90 42 43 35.6 32.3
European/Pākehā Female 2,377 2,267 2,131 2,173 47.3 48.9
European/Pākehā Male 3,500 3,341 1,308 1,523 27.2 31.3
European/Pākehā Total 5,877 5,608 3,439 3,696 36.9 39.7
Region Total Female 5,998 5,764 3,608 3,891 37.6 40.3
Region Total Male 7,921 7,498 2,345 2,866 22.8 27.7
Region Total Total 13,919 13,262 5,953 6,757 30.0 33.8
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 6 0 5 214 43 281 1,426
Māori Male 24 38 6 135 5 206 1,532
Māori Total 30 38 11 349 48 487 2,958
Pacific Female 8 7 5 379 67 354 2,320
Pacific Male 96 59 1 180 9 291 2,376
Pacific Total 104 66 6 559 76 645 4,696
Asian Female 27 26 1 151 66 536 2,049
Asian Male 59 151 0 65 8 386 2,182
Asian Total 86 177 1 216 74 922 4,231
MELAA Female 4 3 0 31 17 93 318
MELAA Male 5 14 1 13 4 56 331
MELAA Total 9 17 1 44 21 149 649
Other Female 0 0 0 3 2 18 58
Other Male 1 3 0 5 0 16 75
Other Total 1 3 0 8 2 34 133
European/Pākehā Female 45 20 18 496 202 1,684 4,440
European/Pākehā Male 134 258 22 302 29 1,022 4,864
European/Pākehā Total 179 278 40 798 231 2,706 9,304
Region Total Female 85 54 24 1,149 357 2,737 9,655
Region Total Male 300 481 27 627 52 1,810 10,364
Region Total Total 385 535 51 1,776 409 4,547 20,019

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.