VET off the bottom

The estimable National Centre for Vocational Education Research reports a 9 per cent lift in students enrolled in national recognised VOCED last year on 2020, to 4.3m students

The big growth was in short, stand-alone subjects – up 14.7 per cent, to 2.7m although improved reporting may account for some of this.

These are largely related to employment, the top six are on first-aid training and 99 000 people learned to drive a forklift.

up, 24 per cent of Australian residents aged 15 to 64 trained for something.