Profile & Trends 2015: New Zealand's Workplace-based Learners [Part 6 of 6]

Publication Details

This is edition 18 in an annual series on the tertiary education sector. Profile & Trends 2015: New Zealand's Workplace-based Learners is one of six annual reports that, together, constitute the Ministry of Education's annual publication Profile & Trends.

New Zealand's Workplace-based Learners provides:

  • participation rates in industry training
  • changes in the numbers of people from 2014 to 2015 in industry training, Managed Apprenticeships, Gateway and trades academies, and
  • descriptions of workplace-based training, including apprenticeships, and the organisations involved in industry training.

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

Date Published: December 2016

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New Zealand's Workplace-based Learners is the final of six reports to be published in the Profile & Trends 2015 series.

New Zealand's Workplace-based Learners contains data on industry training and other workplace-based learning trends for the year ended December 2015.  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 trainees and apprentices.  A profile of 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 18th annual survey of the tertiary education system published by the Ministry of Education.

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