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 1,794 1,848 1,968 1,037 1,023 1,034 36.6 35.6 34.4
Male 2,128 2,307 2,420 858 835 682 28.7 26.6 22.0
Māori 1,359 1,568 1,670 420 473 425 23.6 23.2 20.3
Pacific 242 246 311 79 76 97 24.6 23.6 23.8
Asian 253 260 291 122 150 149 32.5 36.6 33.9
MELAA 77 101 89 27 36 36 26.0 26.3 28.8
Other 24 22 16 17 8 6 41.5 26.7 27.3
European/Pākehā 2,395 2,509 2,636 1,381 1,343 1,211 36.6 34.9 31.5
Region Total 3,922 4,155 4,388 1,895 1,858 1,716 32.6 30.9 28.1
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 3 15 44 405 48 633 3,002
Male 71 155 69 185 13 329 3,102
Māori 20 23 41 182 15 211 2,095
Pacific 3 4 9 35 4 58 408
Asian 7 26 2 33 1 110 440
MELAA 0 4 1 9 0 26 125
Other 0 0 0 0 0 6 22
European/Pākehā 53 126 78 413 48 666 3,847
Region Total 74 170 113 590 61 962 6,104

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.