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 170 185 81 86 32.3 31.7
Māori Male 228 220 66 67 22.4 23.3
Māori Total 398 405 147 153 27.0 27.4
Pacific Female 29 18 13 4 31.0 18.2
Pacific Male 30 27 9 9 23.1 25.0
Pacific Total 59 45 22 13 27.2 22.4
Asian Female 18 14 12 11 40.0 44.0
Asian Male 19 25 5 7 20.8 21.9
Asian Total 37 39 17 18 31.5 31.6
MELAA Female x x x x x x
MELAA Male x 5 x 1 x 16.7
MELAA Total 6 5 2 2 25.0 28.6
Other Female x x x x x x
Other Male x x x x x x
Other Total 2 x 4 x 66.7 x
European/Pākehā Female 155 137 114 110 42.4 44.5
European/Pākehā Male 186 189 67 78 26.5 29.2
European/Pākehā Total 341 326 181 188 34.7 36.6
Territorial Total Female 319 302 194 178 37.8 37.1
Territorial Total Male 404 388 129 140 24.2 26.5
Territorial Total Total 723 690 323 318 30.9 31.5
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 1 2 42 5 48 271
Māori Male 9 12 18 21 0 17 287
Māori Total 9 13 20 63 5 65 558
Pacific Female 0 0 0 3 0 2 22
Pacific Male 1 2 2 4 0 3 36
Pacific Total 1 2 2 7 0 5 58
Asian Female 0 2 0 2 0 8 25
Asian Male 1 2 0 0 0 5 32
Asian Total 1 4 0 2 0 13 57
MELAA Female x x x x x x 1
MELAA Male x x x x x x 6
MELAA Total 0 0 0 2 0 1 7
Other Female x x x x x x 2
Other Male x x x x x x 0
Other Total x x x x x x 2
European/Pākehā Female 5 4 5 38 7 71 247
European/Pākehā Male 20 22 10 13 0 34 267
European/Pākehā Total 25 26 15 51 7 105 514
Territorial Total Female 5 6 7 69 8 110 480
Territorial Total Male 26 35 23 35 0 52 528
Territorial Total Total 31 41 30 104 8 162 1,008

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.