Department of Family and Community Services

Gender indicators: Education and learning

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In this report, women’s experiences in education and learning are reported in six areas of importance for women as they move through their lives and careers. Many indicators align with state, national and international frameworks and these linkages are shown in the topics and indicators box below.

Topic Indicators Linkages

Topic 1: High school completion

Focus topic

1.1 Completion rates, Year 12 or equivalent
1.2 Higher School Certificate student course choice
Education and employment experiences of early school leavers
ABS Gender Indicators
Productivity Commission, Report on Government Services
State Plan NSW 2021 (Goals 1 and 15)
United Nations Gender Inequality Index
Topic 2: Vocational education and training 2.1 Vocational education and training participation
2.2 Qualifications at AQF Certificate III and above
ABS Gender Indicators
Council of Australian Governments, National Agreement for Skills and Workforce Development
State Plan NSW 2012 (Goal 6)
Productivity Commission, Report on Government Services
Topic 3: Apprenticeships and traineeships 3.1 Apprenticeships and traineeships
3.2 Women's participation in technical and trade training
ABS Gender Indicators
State Plan NSW 2012 (Goals 1 and 6)
Topic 4: Higher education 4.1 Undergraduate students
4.2 Postgraduate students
4.3 Undergraduate field of education
ABS Gender Indicators
State Plan NSW 2012 (Goal 6)
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Gender Equality Indicators
World Economic Forum Global Gender Gap Index
United Nations Gender Inequality Index
Topic 5: Employment outcomes 5.1 VET graduates working in their field of study
5.2 The graduate salary gap
ABS Gender Indicators
State Plan NSW 2012 (Goal 6)
Topic 6: Lifelong learning 6.1 Work-related learning ABS Gender Indicators
State Plan NSW 2012 (Goal 6)