Profile & Trends 2014: New Zealand's Workplace-based Learners [Part 3 of 5]

Publication Details

This is edition 17 in an annual series on the tertiary education sector. Profile & Trends 2014: New Zealand's Workplace-based Learners is the third of five new annual reports that, together, constitute the Ministry of Education's annual publication Profile & Trends: New Zealand's Tertiary Education Sector.

The key findings of New Zealand's Workplace-based Learners for 2014 were:

  • 139,000 people in industry training (including apprentices).
  • 41,800 apprentices including 25,200 New Zealand apprentices (new in 2014).
  • The five-year qualification completion rates of industry trainees and apprentices continued to increase.

Author(s): Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: December 2015

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'New Zealand's Workplace-based Learners' is one of six reports to be published this year, replacing 'Profile & Trends: New Zealand's Tertiary Education Sector'. The new 'Profile & Trends' series is being published throughout the year as information comes available.

'New Zealand's Workplace-based Learners' contains data on industry training and other workplace-based training trends for the year ended December 2014. Most of the statistics in the report are derived from returns provided by government-funded tertiary education organisations to the Tertiary Education Commission. A list of figures is included at the end of the report.

Chapter 1 describes the participation rates of employees in industry training and highlights the trend in the number of industry trainees and apprentices. A profile of industry trainees (excluding apprentices) is provided in chapter 2, including the qualification and credit achievement of these learners. Apprenticeship numbers and the qualification and credit achievement of apprentices are reported on in chapter 3.

The participation of secondary school students in Gateway and trades academies, and the outcomes achieved by these students, is the focus of chapter 4. Data on industries accessing training, qualification levels, gender and ethnic group is included throughout the report.

This year's 'Profile & Trends' series represents the 17th annual survey of the tertiary education system published by the Ministry of Education.

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