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 853 856 976 567 605 545 39.9 41.4 35.8
Male 1,139 1,188 1,300 396 428 323 25.8 26.5 19.9
Māori 708 755 832 251 270 237 26.2 26.3 22.2
Pacific 122 134 142 39 41 39 24.2 23.4 21.5
Asian 104 105 112 36 64 47 25.7 37.9 29.6
MELAA 22 24 27 15 15 14 40.5 38.5 34.1
Other 15 19 28 10 5 15 40.0 20.8 34.9
European/Pākehā 1,310 1,352 1,512 739 782 663 36.1 36.6 30.5
Region Total 1,992 2,044 2,276 963 1,033 868 32.6 33.6 27.6
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 6 23 32 204 20 317 1,521
Male 26 49 29 79 3 163 1,623
Māori 12 9 21 101 2 107 1,069
Pacific 1 0 3 9 2 28 181
Asian 1 8 0 6 1 33 159
MELAA 0 0 0 2 0 13 41
Other 0 2 1 4 0 11 43
European/Pākehā 23 62 42 212 19 372 2,175
Region Total 32 72 61 283 23 480 3,144

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.