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Tuesday, 24 May 2005
Page: 107


Ms Hall asked the Minister for Vocational and Technical Education, in writing, on 14 March 2005:

(1)   How many first year apprentices, by trade, were employed in the electoral division of Shortland in (a) 2001, (b) 2002, (c) 2003 and (d) 2004.

(2)   How many first year apprentices, by trade, were employed in 1996 in the electoral division of Shortland.

(3)   By what means and by which agency were these statistics collected.

(4)   Will he provide (a) the dates and other details of the statistics and (b) the calculations which are used to determine the statistics.

(5)   Under the New Apprenticeships Scheme, how many apprentices and trainees were in training, by industry, in the electoral division of Shortland in the year (a) 1996, (b) 1998, (c) 2000, (d) 2002, and (e) 2004.


Mr Hardgrave (Minister for Vocational and Technical Education and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister) —The answer to the honourable member’s question is as follows:

(1)   The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) provides estimates of commencements for New Apprenticeships in Trades and Related occupations but does not separate New Apprenticeships estimates by apprentice and trainee. The following table lists New Apprentices with workplaces in the electoral division of Shortland who commenced a Trades and Related New Apprenticeship in the 12 months to September 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004: that is the New Apprentice was in their first year in the previous 12 month period. These are the latest estimates available from the NCVER.

Trades and Related Occupation

2001

2002

2003

2004

Tradespersons and Related Workers - nfd

(a)

nil

nil

nil

Mechanical and Fabrication Engineering Tradespersons

20

20

10

30

Automotive Tradespersons

20

20

30

40

Electrical and Electronics Tradespersons

30

40

50

40

Construction Tradespersons

60

60

90

90

Food Tradespersons

30

60

40

40

Skilled Agricultural and Horticultural Workers

(a)

20

10

(a)

Other Tradespersons and Related Workers

30

30

50

50

(a)   Represents figures in the range of 1 to 9

(2)   The following table provides NVCER estimates of Trades and Related New Apprenticeship commencements in the 12 months to September 1996 in the electorate of Shortland.

Trades and Related Occupation

1996

Tradespersons and Related Workers - nfd

(a)

Mechanical and Fabrication Engineering Tradespersons

20

Automotive Tradespersons

30

Electrical and Electronics Tradespersons

20

Construction Tradespersons

30

Food Tradespersons

50

Skilled Agricultural and Horticultural Workers

(a)

Other Tradespersons and Related Workers

20

(a)   Represents figures in the range of 1 to 9

(3)   These estimates are sourced from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER). The NCVER is the body responsible for the collection and dissemination of data relating to the Vocational Education and Training (VET) system in Australia, including New Apprenticeships. The data is collected by the State and Territory Training Authorities (STA) through information provided on the National Training Contract. This data is then provided by each of the STAs to the NCVER. (4)   (a)   The data is sourced from the latest collection: NCVER Apprentices and Trainees data for the September Quarter 2004.

(4)  

(a)   The data is sourced from the latest collection: NCVER Apprentices and Trainees data for the September Quarter 2004.

(b)   As the NCVER Apprentices and Trainees data is sourced from a statistical database, an estimation process is applied to the raw data to ensure that the data meets the Australian Vocational Education and Training Management Information Statistical Standard (AVETMISS) for New Apprenticeships. This estimation process applies a complex mathematical formula to the raw data to compensate for time lags in reporting commencements and completions. Further information on the estimation process can be obtained from the NCVER.                         Industry as identified in Question 5 is the Australia and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC) division of the employer. This classification system is developed and maintained by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

(5)   New Apprentices in-training by ANZSIC Division - Shortland (source: NCVER)

Industry

(i)

1996

(ii)

1998

(iii)

2000

(iv)

2002

(v)

2004

Agriculture Forestry & Fishing (A)

(a)

(a)

(a)

(a)

(a)

Mining (B)

(a)

(a)

nil

nil

(a)

Manufacturing (C)

60

60

80

110

140

Electricity Gas & Water Supply (D)

20

20

(a)

(a)

(a)

Construction (E)

100

140

220

240

310

Wholesale Trade (F)

(a)

(a)

(a)

60

20

Retail Trade (G)

220

170

250

450

450

Accommodation Cafes & Restaurants (H)

50

50

50

130

160

Transport & Storage (I)

(a)

(a)

(a)

40

60

Communication Services (J)

nil

(a)

(a)

20

10

Finance & Insurance (K)

(a)

(a)

(a)

30

(a)

Property & Business Services (L)

160

500

330

160

190

Government Administration & Defence (M)

(a)

(a)

20

30

20

Education (N)

(a)

(a)

(a)

10

10

Health & Community Services (O)

(a)

10

60

80

80

Cultural & Recreational Services (P)

(a)

(a)

(a)

10

20

Personal & Other Services (Q)

70

60

70

100

140

(a)   Represents figures in the range of 1 to 9