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 400 400 406 301 332 323 42.9 45.4 44.3
Male 553 580 611 210 214 174 27.5 27.0 22.2
Māori 263 325 308 78 105 103 22.9 24.4 25.1
Pacific 23 42 39 11 12 13 32.4 22.2 25.0
Asian 25 21 23 13 25 22 34.2 54.3 48.9
MELAA 13 13 11 8 6 13 38.1 31.6 54.2
Other 7 6 4 3 5 4 30.0 45.5 50.0
European/Pākehā 705 719 758 440 440 398 38.4 38.0 34.4
Region Total 953 980 1,017 511 546 497 34.9 35.8 32.8
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 8 6 18 114 45 187 729
Male 16 27 46 36 2 73 785
Māori 5 2 19 38 11 46 411
Pacific 0 0 3 4 1 7 52
Asian 0 0 2 3 3 17 45
MELAA 2 3 0 8 0 2 24
Other 0 1 0 1 0 3 8
European/Pākehā 21 29 45 117 36 217 1,156
Region Total 24 33 64 150 47 260 1,514

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.