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 542 563 197 228 26.7 28.8
Māori Male 694 664 143 150 17.1 18.4
Māori Total 1,236 1,227 340 378 21.6 23.6
Pacific Female 53 50 22 12 29.3 19.4
Pacific Male 75 61 12 19 13.8 23.8
Pacific Total 128 111 34 31 21.0 21.8
Asian Female 54 53 40 36 42.6 40.4
Asian Male 69 82 15 26 17.9 24.1
Asian Total 123 135 55 62 30.9 31.5
MELAA Female 10 6 7 4 41.2 40.0
MELAA Male 18 16 5 3 21.7 15.8
MELAA Total 28 22 12 7 30.0 24.1
Other Female 21 29 4 10 16.0 25.6
Other Male 18 16 5 8 21.7 33.3
Other Total 39 45 9 18 18.8 28.6
European/Pākehā Female 667 626 510 481 43.3 43.5
European/Pākehā Male 854 910 306 343 26.4 27.4
European/Pākehā Total 1,521 1,536 816 824 34.9 34.9
Region Total Female 1,178 1,181 699 679 37.2 36.5
Region Total Male 1,585 1,583 453 497 22.2 23.9
Region Total Total 2,763 2,764 1,152 1,176 29.4 29.8
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 2 4 2 117 9 123 791
Māori Male 19 24 29 44 1 57 814
Māori Total 21 28 31 161 10 180 1,605
Pacific Female 0 0 0 6 0 7 62
Pacific Male 1 3 3 9 0 8 80
Pacific Total 1 3 3 15 0 15 142
Asian Female 0 2 1 8 5 25 89
Asian Male 6 7 4 4 0 14 108
Asian Total 6 9 5 12 5 39 197
MELAA Female 0 0 0 2 0 4 10
MELAA Male 0 0 0 2 0 1 19
MELAA Total 0 0 0 4 0 5 29
Other Female 0 1 0 4 0 8 39
Other Male 1 3 1 2 0 3 24
Other Total 1 4 1 6 0 11 63
European/Pākehā Female 18 19 23 139 23 344 1,107
European/Pākehā Male 55 91 23 48 2 203 1,253
European/Pākehā Total 73 110 46 187 25 547 2,360
Region Total Female 18 24 26 240 31 449 1,860
Region Total Male 70 120 50 97 3 263 2,080
Region Total Total 88 144 76 337 34 712 3,940

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.