Being held back: Regulatory reform is expected to slow growth in enrolments and revenue

The Technical and Vocational Education and Training industry is subject to continuous changes in regulation. Student numbers and industry revenue surged with the implementation of the VET FEE-HELP scheme in 2009 and the National Partnership Agreement in 2012. The increase in government funding available eased the financial barrier for many students and led to a rise in the number of private vocational education providers entering the market. However, course quality concerns and budgetary constraints resulted in changes to funding for the industry, including the implementation of the VET Student Loans scheme as of 1 January 2017. Industry revenue is anticipated to rise at an annualised 2.1% over the five years through 2017-18, to reach $10.0 billion. This includes a fall of more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The student loan scheme introduced in 2017 may have short-term effects on enrolments and revenue
  • The introduction of VET FEE-HELP led to a spike in the number of student enrolments
  • A competitive job market is likely to encourage people to enrol in tertiary education
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The industry has moderate barriers to entry and this has remained steady over the past five years, despite some fluctuations. In 2012, government policy delivered more flexibility to students to choose their preferred VET provider. However, recent Federal Government initiatives have limited the amount of funding available to industry players and have also placed strict requirements on new entrants, which have increased barriers to entry. New entrants need to establish a strong reputation to attract students and for entrants that wish to establish a campus, significant capital investment is required initially to secure land, buildings and classroom equipment. These factors raise the barriers to entry for new firms. New...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Industry are

  • Must comply with government regulations
  • Production of goods currently favoured by the market
  • Ability to alter goods and services produced in favour of market conditions
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Public funding for tertiary education and Number of vocational students in the Technical and Vocational Education and Training industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Industry?

    The industry offers technical and vocational education and training that is delivered by registered training organisations (RTOs). RTOs include TAFE institutes, dual-sector institutions and other private and community providers.

    Industry Products
  • Diploma and above
  • Certificate IV
  • Certificate III
  • Certificate II
  • Certificate I
  • Industry Activities
  • Apprenticeship training program operation
  • Business college and school operation
  • Information technology training centre operation
  • Institute of technology operation
  • Professional and management development training
  • Secretarial training
  • Technical and further education college operation
  • Technical college operation
  • Vocational computer training
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Public funding for tertiary education
  • Number of vocational students
  • Trade-weighted index
  • National unemployment rate

  • Current Performance
  • Government funding and reform
  • Private providers
  • Student enrolments
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Private providers
  • Government funding and reform
  • Student enrolments
  • Table: Technical and Vocational Education and Training Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Technical and Vocational Education and Training Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Book and Magazine Wholesaling
  • Central Government Administration
  • Computer and Computer Peripheral Wholesaling
  • Paper Product Wholesaling
  • Printing
  • State Government Administration
  • Telecommunications and Other Electrical Goods Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Certificate III
  • Other
  • Diploma and above
  • Certificate II
  • Certificate IV
  • Certificate I
  • Chart: Technical and Vocational Education and Training Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • People between 25 and 44 years of age
  • People between 15 and 24 years of age
  • People aged 45 years and over
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Depreciation
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Technical and Vocational Education and Training

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Technical and Further Education Commission, Department of Education and Training Victoria, TAFE Queensland,
  • Table: Technical and Further Education Commission - financial performance
  • Table: Department of Education and Training Victoria - financial performance
  • Table: TAFE Queensland - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Australian Qualifications Framework (Aqf)
  • Courses at this level are national qualifications that may be issued by secondary schools, higher education institutions, TAFEs and private providers.
  • National Centre For Vocational Education Research
  • Compiles statistics and researches the vocational education market.
  • Tafe
  • Technical and Further Education. This can refer to courses or the institutions that provide them.
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