The report, Vocational education and training in regional, rural and remote Australia, examines the availability and accessibility of vocational education and training (VET) for students outside of Australia’s capital cities. These initial findings will help inform future research and analysis in this area.
Key findings include:
- training is driven to a large extent by local industries with higher enrolments in agricultural and engineering-related training when compared with major cities
- training in essential services, such as health and education, has an equal weighting across major cities and regions
- VET students in regional Australia are more likely to be Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students or from a lower socioeconomic background than their counterparts from major cities
- student satisfaction is consistently high across regions and over time.