Explore VET enrolment and completion data
Compare VET enrolment and completion numbers for women and men in STEM fields, non-STEM fields and health fields.
The number of women and men enrolled in vocational education and training (VET) declined over the period from 2015 to 2018 in all STEM fields. However, the proportion of women in VET STEM course enrolments was steady at 15%.
Reflecting lower enrolments across all STEM fields, the number of women and men completing VET STEM qualifications also decreased over this period. However, despite the decrease in numbers, the proportion of women completing VET STEM qualifications rose by 3 percentage points over this period.
From 2015 to 2018, ‘Natural and physical sciences’ was the only VET STEM field where women consistently made up the majority of enrolments and completions.
Similar to university STEM enrolments, women showed low participation in ‘Engineering and related technologies’ in VET STEM enrolments. Enrolments of women in this field made up 10% or less of enrolments since 2015.
Understanding the data
VET studies include qualifications at the Certificate I through to Advanced Diploma level. All numbers shown are for domestic students only—Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens, Australian permanent residents and Australian humanitarian visa holders. Completion counts refer to women completing qualifications in a particular calendar year.