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Latest Apprentice and Trainee Completion Rates Are Out

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This publication presents the latest figures for completion and attrition rates for apprentices and trainees using three different methodologies:

  • contract completion and attrition rates: based on the outcomes of contracts of training
  • individual completion rates: based on contract completion rates and adjusted for recommencement factor
  • projected contract completion and attrition rates for the latest commencing apprentice and trainee cohorts: based on a 'life tables' methodology.

Highlights show that:

Individual completion rates for apprentices and trainees commencing in 2016 were:

  • 56.1% for all occupations, down 1.5 percentage points from those commencing in 2015
  • 55.1% for trade occupations, down 2.5 percentage points from those commencing in 2015
  • 56.5% for non-trade occupations, down 1.2 percentage points from those commencing in 2015.

An individual may complete their training under more than one contract if they change employers or take a break from their training. Contract completion rates for apprentices and trainees commencing in 2016 were:

  • 48.3% for all occupations, down 1.4 percentage points from those commencing in 2015
  • 42.5% for trade occupations, down 2.3 percentage points from those commencing in 2015
  • 53.8% for non-trade occupations, down 1.1 percentage points from those commencing in 2015.

Click here to download the full report: Completion and attrition rates for apprentices and trainees 2020: state and territory data tables

Date posted Jul 22, 2021

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