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 164 165 56 69 25.5 29.5
Māori Male 136 172 51 91 27.3 34.6
Māori Total 300 337 107 160 26.3 32.2
Pacific Female 12 15 4 7 25.0 31.8
Pacific Male 10 9 2 6 16.7 40.0
Pacific Total 22 24 6 13 21.4 35.1
Asian Female x 4 x 3 x 42.9
Asian Male x 5 x 0 x 0.0
Asian Total x 9 x 3 x 25.0
MELAA Female x x x x x x
MELAA Male x x x x x x
MELAA Total x 5 x 2 x 28.6
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 68 90 51 44 42.9 32.8
European/Pākehā Male 98 95 41 53 29.5 35.8
European/Pākehā Total 166 185 92 97 35.7 34.4
Territorial Total Female 224 237 103 111 31.5 31.9
Territorial Total Male 228 256 89 137 28.1 34.9
Territorial Total Total 452 493 192 248 29.8 33.5
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 0 10 44 10 21 234
Māori Male 9 6 17 23 1 52 263
Māori Total 9 6 27 67 11 73 497
Pacific Female 0 0 0 5 3 1 22
Pacific Male 1 0 2 2 0 4 15
Pacific Total 1 0 2 7 3 5 37
Asian Female 0 0 0 1 1 2 7
Asian Male 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Asian Total 0 0 0 1 1 2 12
MELAA Female x x x x x x 3
MELAA Male x x x x x x 4
MELAA Total 0 0 0 0 0 2 7
Other Female x x x x x x 0
Other Male x x x x x x 4
Other Total x x x x x x 4
European/Pākehā Female 0 0 1 11 12 23 134
European/Pākehā Male 8 11 10 8 2 23 148
European/Pākehā Total 8 11 11 19 14 46 282
Territorial Total Female 0 0 10 56 23 42 348
Territorial Total Male 17 14 26 30 2 72 393
Territorial Total Total 17 14 36 86 25 114 741

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.