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 yet been updated in these tables and will be available shortly.   National data are 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 56 57 17 22 23.3 27.8
Māori Male 61 48 12 19 16.4 28.4
Māori Total 117 105 29 41 19.9 28.1
Pacific Female 334 306 91 133 21.4 30.3
Pacific Male 236 239 62 62 20.8 20.6
Pacific Total 570 545 153 195 21.2 26.4
Asian Female 47 61 14 7 23.0 10.3
Asian Male 55 58 10 11 15.4 15.9
Asian Total 102 119 24 18 19.0 13.1
MELAA Female 8 6 2 1 20.0 14.3
MELAA Male x 10 x 1 x 9.1
MELAA Total 10 16 4 2 28.6 11.1
Other Female x x x x x x
Other Male x x x x x x
Other Total x 6 x 0 x 0.0
European/Pākehā Female 48 52 30 13 38.5 20.0
European/Pākehā Male 118 107 25 24 17.5 18.3
European/Pākehā Total 166 159 55 37 24.9 18.9
Territorial Total Female 466 446 142 164 23.4 26.9
Territorial Total Male 441 443 100 106 18.5 19.3
Territorial Total Total 907 889 242 270 21.1 23.3
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 11 2 12 79
Māori Male 3 1 0 2 0 16 67
Māori Total 3 1 0 13 2 28 146
Pacific Female 2 1 0 83 11 51 439
Pacific Male 10 9 0 22 2 30 301
Pacific Total 12 10 0 105 13 81 740
Asian Female 0 0 0 3 0 4 68
Asian Male 0 4 0 4 0 4 69
Asian Total 0 4 0 7 0 8 137
MELAA Female 0 0 0 0 0 1 7
MELAA Male 0 0 0 0 0 1 11
MELAA Total 0 0 0 0 0 2 18
Other Female x x x x x x 2
Other Male x x x x x x 4
Other Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
European/Pākehā Female 0 0 0 4 0 10 65
European/Pākehā Male 0 0 0 1 0 24 131
European/Pākehā Total 0 0 0 5 0 34 196
Territorial Total Female 2 1 0 95 13 72 610
Territorial Total Male 12 13 0 24 2 68 549
Territorial Total Total 14 14 0 119 15 140 1,159

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.