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 40 53 10 21 20.0 28.4
Māori Male 51 54 10 13 16.4 19.4
Māori Total 91 107 20 34 18.0 24.1
Pacific Female 121 132 34 47 21.9 26.3
Pacific Male 127 129 29 49 18.6 27.5
Pacific Total 248 261 63 96 20.3 26.9
Asian Female 29 24 11 15 27.5 38.5
Asian Male 36 45 12 16 25.0 26.2
Asian Total 65 69 23 31 26.1 31.0
MELAA Female 4 x 2 x 33.3 x
MELAA Male x 8 x 2 x 20.0
MELAA Total 8 11 2 3 20.0 21.4
Other Female x x x x x x
Other Male x 6 x 2 x 25.0
Other Total x 8 x 3 x 27.3
European/Pākehā Female 26 24 9 22 25.7 47.8
European/Pākehā Male 38 50 10 10 20.8 16.7
European/Pākehā Total 64 74 19 32 22.9 30.2
Territorial Total Female 200 217 61 92 23.4 29.8
Territorial Total Male 232 259 58 83 20.0 24.3
Territorial Total Total 432 476 119 175 21.6 26.9
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 0 0 0 9 2 13 74
Māori Male 2 3 0 3 1 4 67
Māori Total 2 3 0 12 3 17 141
Pacific Female 0 0 0 26 2 22 179
Pacific Male 9 11 0 12 0 20 178
Pacific Total 9 11 0 38 2 42 357
Asian Female 0 0 0 8 0 7 39
Asian Male 0 6 0 3 1 8 61
Asian Total 0 6 0 11 1 15 100
MELAA Female x x x x x x 4
MELAA Male x x x x x x 10
MELAA Total 0 0 0 2 0 1 14
Other Female x x x x x x 3
Other Male x x x x x x 8
Other Total 0 0 0 1 0 2 11
European/Pākehā Female 1 0 0 5 0 18 46
European/Pākehā Male 1 1 0 1 1 6 60
European/Pākehā Total 2 1 0 6 1 24 106
Territorial Total Female 1 0 0 43 4 51 309
Territorial Total Male 10 20 0 22 2 34 342
Territorial Total Total 11 20 0 65 6 85 651

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.