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This page provides high level information and data on the Education industry, and in particular the Training and Education (TAE) and Foundation Skills (FSK) Training Packages. These two training packages are critical elements of the Australian training system, playing central roles in the training of all learners that engage in the vocational education and training (VET) sector.

The TAE Training Package contains the qualifications and units that prepare trainers and assessors to deliver VET. It is therefore fundamental to providing the workforce for the sector and plays a role in the experience provided to all VET learners. The FSK Training Package specialises in supporting and preparing learners to access education and work opportunities, allowing for pathways into vocational training that would not otherwise be available. The FSK also allows foundation skills support whilst undertaking vocational or on-the-job training.

For more information on data specific to VET Teacher Training and Foundation Skills please visit the respective pages.

Information sourced from the Education IRC's 2019 Skills Forecast.


IRC and Skills Forecasts

Training snapshot

Program enrolments in Education-related qualifications have risen overall between 2015 and 2018. Enrolments peaked in 2018 at close to 99,130, following the previous peak in 2017 of 98,570.

Program completions have fluctuated between 2015 and 2018, with an overall decline in completions across the period. Completions were lowest in 2018 at approximately 25,200.

Subject only enrolments have steadily increased between 2015 (21,890) and 2018 (roughly 46,930).

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Updated: 18 Oct 2022
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