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 15 29 24 25 61.5 46.3
Māori Male 40 37 11 16 21.6 30.2
Māori Total 55 66 35 41 38.9 38.3
Pacific Female 20 17 18 13 47.4 43.3
Pacific Male 33 25 6 13 15.4 34.2
Pacific Total 53 42 24 26 31.2 38.2
Asian Female 112 91 84 99 42.9 52.1
Asian Male 171 177 40 52 19.0 22.7
Asian Total 283 268 124 151 30.5 36.0
MELAA Female 14 12 19 17 57.6 58.6
MELAA Male 24 34 5 8 17.2 19.0
MELAA Total 38 46 24 25 38.7 35.2
Other Female 2 x 3 x 60.0 x
Other Male x 2 x 3 x 60.0
Other Total 3 4 3 4 50.0 50.0
European/Pākehā Female 179 148 271 235 60.2 61.4
European/Pākehā Male 336 323 126 166 27.3 33.9
European/Pākehā Total 515 471 397 401 43.5 46.0
Territorial Total Female 325 280 402 369 55.3 56.9
Territorial Total Male 552 538 179 242 24.5 31.0
Territorial Total Total 877 818 581 611 39.8 42.8
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 0 0 5 4 19 54
Māori Male 0 0 0 8 0 8 53
Māori Total 2 0 0 13 4 27 107
Pacific Female 0 1 0 5 2 7 30
Pacific Male 0 0 0 9 0 4 38
Pacific Total 0 1 0 14 2 11 68
Asian Female 12 6 0 10 7 85 190
Asian Male 5 8 0 6 0 41 229
Asian Total 17 14 0 16 7 126 419
MELAA Female 2 0 0 1 2 14 29
MELAA Male 0 0 0 0 0 8 42
MELAA Total 2 0 0 1 2 22 71
Other Female x x x x x x 3
Other Male x x x x x x 5
Other Total 0 0 0 0 0 4 8
European/Pākehā Female 7 2 0 60 40 172 383
European/Pākehā Male 9 15 0 42 0 126 489
European/Pākehā Total 16 17 0 102 40 298 872
Territorial Total Female 21 9 0 77 52 283 649
Territorial Total Male 14 23 0 56 0 183 780
Territorial Total Total 35 32 0 133 52 466 1,429

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.