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 58 59 15 26 20.5 30.6
Māori Male 93 99 24 18 20.5 15.4
Māori Total 151 158 39 44 20.5 21.8
Pacific Female 120 108 67 74 35.8 40.7
Pacific Male 186 175 35 48 15.8 21.5
Pacific Total 306 283 102 122 25.0 30.1
Asian Female 95 105 40 43 29.6 29.1
Asian Male 119 89 22 22 15.6 19.8
Asian Total 214 194 62 65 22.5 25.1
MELAA Female 15 19 13 11 46.4 36.7
MELAA Male 32 22 7 8 17.9 26.7
MELAA Total 47 41 20 19 29.9 31.7
Other Female 4 x 2 x 33.3 x
Other Male x x x x x x
Other Total 7 3 3 3 30.0 50.0
European/Pākehā Female 109 118 102 95 48.3 44.6
European/Pākehā Male 184 190 53 80 22.4 29.6
European/Pākehā Total 293 308 155 175 34.6 36.2
Territorial Total Female 367 374 218 224 37.3 37.5
Territorial Total Male 564 521 132 160 19.0 23.5
Territorial Total Total 931 895 350 384 27.3 30.0
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 0 10 6 14 85
Māori Male 4 1 0 1 0 13 117
Māori Total 5 1 0 11 6 27 202
Pacific Female 0 2 1 37 13 35 182
Pacific Male 16 3 0 5 1 24 223
Pacific Total 16 5 1 42 14 59 405
Asian Female 0 1 0 12 6 28 148
Asian Male 3 5 0 1 0 14 111
Asian Total 3 6 0 13 6 42 259
MELAA Female 0 0 0 4 4 4 30
MELAA Male 1 2 0 0 1 4 30
MELAA Total 1 2 0 4 5 8 60
Other Female x x x x x x 4
Other Male x x x x x x 2
Other Total 0 0 0 0 0 3 6
European/Pākehā Female 2 0 1 23 14 72 213
European/Pākehā Male 9 13 0 13 4 53 270
European/Pākehā Total 11 13 1 36 18 125 483
Territorial Total Female 3 2 2 78 36 141 598
Territorial Total Male 29 21 0 20 6 99 681
Territorial Total Total 32 23 2 98 42 240 1,279

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.