VET In Schools Enrolments Climb

Date —

8 September 2020

Education Sector/s —
Vocational Education & Training

Summary —

Nation-wide, the number of VET In Schools students climbed by 2.2% to 235,800 despite a 13.3% fall in Tasmania. The data comes before a major report that outlines the views of Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) on what contributes to the success of the program will be published by the Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA).

Key Issues —

Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VET in Schools) are programs undertaken by school students as part of the senior secondary certificate that provide credit towards a nationally recognised VET qualification within the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

The National Centre for Vocational Education and Research (NCVER) report* on enrolements in the VET In Schools Program shows that between 2018-19 the number of VET In Schools students climbed by 2.2%; however, between 2015-2019 the overall number of students fell by 8.3%. 


NCVER Data ―
2019 VET In School Student Enrolments *


State —..........................................

New South Wales
South Australia
Western Australia
Northern Territory
Australian Capital Territory
Total students

# Students


% Change


The assessment comes before ITECA will publish a major report that assesses the views of tertiary education providers on what contributes to the success of the VET In Schools program and the challenges that they face.

“For many secondary school students, the VET In Schools program is their first experience of vocational education and training, and a pathway to future studies. ITECA wants the program to succeed for that reason,” said Troy Williams, ITECA Chief Executive.

The report VET In Schools Report – Tertiary education provider views on contributions to success and challenges will be released by ITECA on 14 September 2020.

Getting Involved —

ITECA’s ability to play a lead role in matters associated with this issue rests on the advice and guidance of individuals serving on the ITECA Vocational Education & Training Reference Group.  ITECA Membership – It's a great time to get involved.

Further Information —

If you're an ITECA member and would like more information on this matter, the ITECA team would value the opportunity to talk to you.  Simply send an email to or telephone 1300 421 017.  Stay up to date via Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.


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* Source:  2019 NCVER VET In Schools Report


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