National VET Data

The national VET dataset captures vocational education and training (VET) occurring across Australia. Policy and legislation set out the information you need to provide, and what can be done with this data.

What is national VET data?

VET data is collected for all nationally recognised training across Australia. It includes:

  • Data collected from students when they enrol
  • Apprentice and trainee data
  • Student results
  • Survey responses
  • Funding data

The national VET datasets are held by the National Centre for Vocational Education and Research (NCVER).

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National VET Data Policy

The National VET Data Policy helps data users understand their responsibilities for collecting, submitting, using and accessing VET data. Data users include:

  • Registered training organisations
  • Government agencies
  • Researchers
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How is national VET data used?

National VET Data is used to:

  • Compare Registered Training Organisations (RTO)
  • ¬†Choose between courses
  • Share authenticated VET transcripts
  • Plan courses
  • Improve the training system
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Data legislation

Recent changes to legislation related to VET data may change your responsibilities. Keep up to date with data related amendments including:

  • USI legislation
  • National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011
  • Data Provision Requirements
  • Other instruments
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