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New analysis by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) reveals subjects that do not form a nationally recognised course make up the single largest segment of enrolments in Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Australia.

In 2019, 2.6 million students were enrolled in subjects that do not form part of a nationally recognised course out of a total of 4.2 million students who were enrolled in all VET.

The analysis of short-course training – often referred to as micro-credentials – indicates that ‘subject bundles’ are mainly concerned with regulatory requirements in safety and skills maintenance. Most of the activity in this space is privately funded with more than 93 percent being funded on a fee for service basis.

To view the full report or download a podcast visit the NCVER website.

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