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 73 79 18 28 19.8 26.2
Māori Male 84 92 13 22 13.4 19.3
Māori Total 157 171 31 50 16.5 22.6
Pacific Female 263 223 44 72 14.3 24.4
Pacific Male 345 339 75 97 17.9 22.2
Pacific Total 608 562 119 169 16.4 23.1
Asian Female 97 81 36 46 27.1 36.2
Asian Male 126 108 37 45 22.7 29.4
Asian Total 223 189 73 91 24.7 32.5
MELAA Female 3 3 3 3 50.0 50.0
MELAA Male x 6 x 1 x 14.3
MELAA Total 6 9 4 4 40.0 30.8
Other Female x x x x x x
Other Male x x x x x x
Other Total x x x x x x
European/Pākehā Female 17 31 12 12 41.4 27.9
European/Pākehā Male 45 35 7 6 13.5 14.6
European/Pākehā Total 62 66 19 18 23.5 21.4
Territorial Total Female 415 376 98 149 19.1 28.4
Territorial Total Male 550 545 125 164 18.5 23.1
Territorial Total Total 965 921 223 313 18.8 25.4
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 13 4 13 107
Māori Male 1 2 0 9 0 11 114
Māori Total 1 2 0 22 4 24 221
Pacific Female 3 1 0 35 17 27 295
Pacific Male 20 6 0 37 2 45 436
Pacific Total 23 7 0 72 19 72 731
Asian Female 0 2 0 24 17 12 127
Asian Male 1 20 0 6 3 19 153
Asian Total 1 22 0 30 20 31 280
MELAA Female 0 0 0 2 1 0 6
MELAA Male 0 0 0 0 0 1 7
MELAA Total 0 0 0 2 1 1 13
Other Female x x x x x x 1
Other Male x x x x x x 1
Other Total x x x x x x 2
European/Pākehā Female 0 0 0 7 1 7 43
European/Pākehā Male 1 1 0 2 0 3 41
European/Pākehā Total 1 1 0 9 1 10 84
Territorial Total Female 3 3 0 74 36 55 525
Territorial Total Male 22 27 0 52 5 77 709
Territorial Total Total 25 30 0 126 41 132 1,234

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.