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 1,155 1,134 1,313 675 801 671 36.9 41.4 33.8
Male 1,564 1,537 1,757 497 546 473 24.1 26.2 21.2
Māori 1,195 1,182 1,405 375 480 390 23.9 28.9 21.7
Pacific 107 132 157 30 50 41 21.9 27.5 20.7
Asian 132 108 163 62 71 63 32.0 39.7 27.9
MELAA 22 20 26 7 12 9 24.1 37.5 25.7
Other 45 66 65 18 42 32 28.6 38.9 33.0
European/Pākehā 1,523 1,514 1,694 823 875 761 35.1 36.6 31.0
Region Total 2,719 2,671 3,070 1,172 1,347 1,144 30.1 33.5 27.1
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 9 12 13 256 16 433 1,984
Male 48 81 9 125 2 288 2,230
Māori 18 14 3 156 8 241 1,795
Pacific 3 0 1 13 2 26 198
Asian 3 13 1 13 0 43 226
MELAA 0 0 0 4 0 6 35
Other 1 4 0 7 1 21 97
European/Pākehā 39 69 19 239 13 479 2,455
Region Total 57 93 22 381 18 721 4,214

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.