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Number of Apprentices and Trainees in Training are Up

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The latest data from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) show there were 402 245 apprentices and trainees in-training as at 30 September 2022, 14% higher when compared with the same time in 2021.

Figures released this week also show apprentice and trainee completions increased to 24 655 in the September quarter 2022, up 33.4% from the same quarter in 2021. Completions in trade occupations drove most of the increase in the September quarter 2022, rising to 13 130 or by 46.6% from the September quarter 2021. Those in non-trade occupations increased to 11 505 (up by 20.8%).

Despite the overall year-on-year increase, in-training numbers have declined since 30 June 2022. This, in part, reflects the decline in commencing apprentices and trainees in the September quarter (29 420), down by 41.3% compared with the same quarter in 2021. The drop in commencement numbers was observed across all industry sectors.

“The decline in commencements in the September quarter likely reflects changes to wage subsidies provided to employers of apprentices and trainees through the Australian government,” said NCVER Managing Director Simon Walker.

Download the report: Apprentices and trainees 2022: September quarter

Date posted Mar 30, 2023

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