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 340 317 117 147 25.6 31.7
Māori Male 371 420 83 106 18.3 20.2
Māori Total 711 737 200 253 22.0 25.6
Pacific Female 56 55 18 24 24.3 30.4
Pacific Male 63 70 12 15 16.0 17.6
Pacific Total 119 125 30 39 20.1 23.8
Asian Female 56 45 17 20 23.3 30.8
Asian Male 50 58 19 15 27.5 20.5
Asian Total 106 103 36 35 25.4 25.4
MELAA Female 6 15 3 10 33.3 40.0
MELAA Male 11 7 2 5 15.4 41.7
MELAA Total 17 22 5 15 22.7 40.5
Other Female 3 7 3 4 50.0 36.4
Other Male 4 9 2 5 33.3 35.7
Other Total 7 16 5 9 41.7 36.0
European/Pākehā Female 522 564 424 434 44.8 43.5
European/Pākehā Male 749 789 307 308 29.1 28.1
European/Pākehā Total 1,271 1,353 731 742 36.5 35.4
Region Total Female 869 898 531 570 37.9 38.8
Region Total Male 1,113 1,159 380 397 25.5 25.5
Region Total Total 1,982 2,057 911 967 31.5 32.0
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 1 0 11 84 14 60 464
Māori Male 8 14 18 28 0 46 526
Māori Total 9 14 29 112 14 106 990
Pacific Female 0 0 1 12 0 12 79
Pacific Male 1 3 1 3 1 9 85
Pacific Total 1 3 2 15 1 21 164
Asian Female 1 6 0 2 2 13 65
Asian Male 1 1 0 0 0 15 73
Asian Total 2 7 0 2 2 28 138
MELAA Female 0 2 0 3 0 6 25
MELAA Male 0 3 0 0 0 3 12
MELAA Total 0 5 0 3 0 9 37
Other Female 0 0 0 1 1 3 11
Other Male 1 2 0 1 0 4 14
Other Total 1 2 0 2 1 7 25
European/Pākehā Female 4 14 37 140 36 259 998
European/Pākehā Male 27 74 34 48 4 155 1,097
European/Pākehā Total 31 88 71 188 40 414 2,095
Region Total Female 5 22 45 202 46 323 1,468
Region Total Male 32 86 49 72 4 199 1,556
Region Total Total 37 108 94 274 50 522 3,024

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.