Victorian training market reports

​​​​This page includes reports on Victoria's training and ​labour market, vocational education and skills sector.

Victorian training market reports

These reports present an analysis of activity in Victoria’s vocational education and training system. They provide detail about:

  • how many people are in government funded training
  • what they are training in
  • where they are accessing training​

Current Victorian training market reports

Full year report 2017

The Victorian Training Market Report for 2017 has been prepared for key stakeholders in the Victorian training system.

The first section of this report draws on data compiled by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER). Using NCVER data aligns the report to nationally published data. The report shows trends between Victoria and other jurisdictions.

The remainder of the report represents data submitted to us by TAFEs and other government-contracted training providers. This compares performance for the 2015, 2016 and 2017 calendar years to provide a picture of changes and trends over time.

Previous Victorian training market reports

Full year report 2016

Victorian training market full year report 2016 (pdf - 1.5mb)
Victorian training market full year report 2016 (docx - 877kb)

Half year report 2016

Victorian Training Market Half Year Report 2016 (pdf - 1.38mb)
Victorian Training Market Half Year Report 2016 (docx - 1mb)

Full year report 2015

Victorian training market full year report 2015 (pdf - 2.5mb)
Victorian training market full year report 2015 (docx - 2.27mb)

Half year report 2015

Victorian Training Market Half Year Report 2015 (pdf - 1.03mb)
Victorian Training Market Half Year Report 2015 (docx - 971.55kb)

Full year report 2014

Victorian Training Market Quarterly Report Full Year 2014 (pdf - 952.73kb)
Victorian Training Market Quarterly Report Full Year 2014 (docx - 1.02mb)

Half year report 2014

Victorian Training Market Half Year Report 2014 (pdf - 3.04mb)
Victorian Training Market Half Year Report 2014​ (docx - 3.47mb)
Victoria Training System Facts (pdf - 60.04kb)

Highlights

Victorian Training Market Report Half Year 2014 Highlights (pdf - 80.41kb)
Victorian Training Market Report Half Year 2014 Highlights (docx - 252.43kb)

Full year report 2013​

Victorian Training Market Quarterly Report Full Year 2013 (pdf - 1.51mb)
Victorian Training Market Quarterly Report Full Year 2013 (docx - 1,012.35kb)

Highlights

Victorian Training Market Highlights 2013 (pdf - 330.39kb)
Victorian Training Market Highlights 2013​​ (docx - 564.86kb)

Quarter 3 2013

Victorian Training Market Quarterly Report - Q3 2013​ (pdf - 1.99mb)
Victorian Training Market Quarterly Report - Q3 2013​ (docx - 1.11mb)

Quarter 2 2013

Victorian Training Market Quarterly Report - Q2 2013 (pdf - 1.59mb)
Victorian Training Market Quarterly Report - Q2 2013 (docx - 863.25kb)

Quarter 1 2013

Victorian Training Market Quarterly Report - Q1 2013 (pdf - 1.56mb)
Victorian Training Market Quarterly Report - Q1 2013 (docx - 1.02mb)

Highlights

Victorian Training Market Quarterly Report - Q1 2013 Highlights (pdf - 310.85kb)
Victorian Training Market Quarterly Report - Q1 2013 Highlights (docx - 257.69kb)

Full year report 2012

Victorian Training Market Quarterly Report Full Year 2012 (pdf - 6.21mb)
Victorian Training Market Quarterly Report Full Year 2012 (docx - 16.08mb)

Quarter 3 2012

Victorian Training Market Report – Q3 2012 (pdf - 2.5mb)
Victorian Training Market Report – Q3 2012 (doc - 5.9mb)

Quarter 2 2012

Victorian Training Market Quarterly Report – Q2 2012 (pdf - 1.29mb)

Quarter 1 2012

Victorian Training Market Quarterly Report – Q1 2012 (pdf, 470.91 kb)

Quarter 4 2011

Victorian Training Market Quarterly Report – Q4 2011 (pdf, 6213.67 kb)

An industry view of Victorian skill needs in 2012

The ITAB Market Effectiveness Report is an annual report prepared by a consultant on behalf of the Higher Education and Skills Group (HESG) that provides industry advice on training market successes and failures, a labour market outlook and analysis of skills needs at industry level, including occupations in demand and critical skills shortages for each of the sixteen Industry Training Advisory Body (ITAB) industry groupings in Victoria.

The report forecasts that the Victorian economy will record modest employment growth of 0.8 per cent in 2012, the lowest growth in over a decade. Unemployment is forecast to rise to 5.6 per cent in 2012, up from 5.1 per cent in 2011.

Overall, ITABs listed 171 occupations as being in demand across the 16 industries. Of these, 78 were also categorised as experiencing a critical skill shortage. The major critical skill shortage areas include:

  • Traditional trades occupations in automotive, engineering, electro-technology and communications, hospitality, furnishing and textile, clothing and footwear;
  • Nursing, aged care, child protection, children’s services and community services;
  • Accounting, project managers, building surveyors and estimators, retail, hotel and restaurant managers;
  • Animal technicians, arborists, and agronomists;
  • Heavy vehicle drivers, bus and train drivers.

2012 ITAB Market Effectiveness Report

2012 ITAB Market Effectiveness Report (docx 2.56 mb)

Presents an overview of skill needs in the Victorian economy in 2012, including an analysis of occupations in demand and experiencing critical skill shortages, and provides a summary of market effectiveness in the Victorian market for vocational education and training.

2011 Victorian Skill Needs Report

Victorian skill needs in 2011: A summary of industry intelligence (docx 2.1 mb)
Higher Education and Skills commissioned Deloitte Access Economics to provide an outlook for the Victorian labour market in 2011.

For more information about Industry Training Advisory Bodies in Victoria see Industry Bodies

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