Citizenship Snapshots

VET for school students

Secondary school students may include vocational education and training (VET) as part of their school studies to develop industry specific skills and knowledge and to obtain a VET qualification. In 2018, 11% of all young people 15-19 years in South Australia were VET for school students. Enrolments were lower than the national average (15%). Nationally, enrolments have remained steady since 2009 (15%).

In 2018, the number of Aboriginal young people 15-19 that were VET for school students in South Australia was 382, a decrease from 479 in 2016.

In regional/remote South Australia the region with the highest proportion of young people 15-19 years enrolled that were VET for school students was Yorke Peninsula (17%). In metropolitan Adelaide the three regions with the highest proportions of VET for school students were Gawler-Two Wells, Playford and Onkaparinga (all at 9%).

Young people who commenced an apprenticeship/traineeship

In 2018, 4,028 young people 15-19 years in South Australia commenced an apprenticeship or a traineeship, a significant reduction since 2012 (6,961). The proportion of young people 15-19 years who commenced an apprenticeship or traineeship was 4% (down from 7% in 2012).

Onkaparinga in metropolitan Adelaide had the highest number of apprenticeships or traineeships in 2018 (466). The country South Australia region with the highest number of apprenticeships or traineeships was the Limestone coast (372).

In 2018, 177 Aboriginal young people 15-19 years in South Australia commenced an apprenticeship or a traineeship, a reduction since 2012 (248).  The proportion of Aboriginal young people 15-19 years who commenced an apprenticeship or traineeship was 4% (down from 8% in 2012).

Young people who have a driver’s licence

In 2018, 76% of 16-19 year olds in South Australia had a driver’s licence. The proportion of young people with a driver’s licence has remained relatively stable from 2012 (77%) to 2017 (75%).

The local government areas with the largest number of young people aged 16-19 years with driver’s licences were Onkaparinga (7,400) and Salisbury (5,150).

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