The National Centre for Vocational Education and Research (NCVER) has recently released the report – Completion and attrition rates for apprentices and trainees 2019. The report tracks apprentice and trainee outcomes from when they started their training through to December 2019, recognising it generally takes 3 to 4 years to complete a trade and 1 to 2 years to complete a non-trade apprenticeship or traineeship. It also contains projected contract completion rates for those who started their apprenticeship or traineeship more recently, noting these projections will likely be impacted by the effects of COVID-19.

The report Apprentice and trainee experience and destinations 2008, 2010 & 2019  was released in June and has more information on employment outcomes, reasons for non-completion, satisfaction with training, further study destinations, and the on-the-job experiences of apprentices and trainees.

The 29th National VET Research Conference – No Frills, was held from 7-10 July and presentations from the conference are available on the conference platform to attendees until the end of July. Non-registrants can also view presentations, however the conference registration fee of $195 still applies.