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Apprentice and trainee completion rates increase

Posted on 29 August 2017
Apprentice and trainee completion rates increase

Our latest report Completion and attrition rates for apprentices and trainees 2016 tracks the outcomes of apprentices and trainees who started their training in 2012, recognising the time it takes to complete an apprenticeship/traineeship.

Latest data shows 61% of apprentices and trainees, who started training in 2012, completed their training.

Individual completion rates have increased to 59% for trade occupations and 61% for non-trade occupations. Across occupations, individual completion rates range from 73% for hospitality, retail and service managers to 42% for food preparation assistants.

NCVER has also released Apprentices and trainees 2016: Annual, a yearly summary of apprenticeship and traineeship activity. It shows that 2.2% of Australian workers were employed as an apprentice or trainee as at December 2016, a slight decline from the previous year.
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