Students who complete a qualification that can be assigned to more than one field have been counted in each field, so the sum of the various fields may not add to the total.
Students are counted in each sub-sector they complete a qualification, so the sum of the various sub-sectors may not add to the total.
Totals also include those students with unknown values.
Domestic students are those studying here with New Zealand/Australian citizenship or permanent residence status.
Limitations of the data
Data for 2021 should be treated as indicative as providers can continue to report completions throughout the following year.
Data in this table, including totals, have been rounded to the nearest 5 to protect the privacy of individuals, so the sum of individual counts may not add to the total.
Data relates to students completing a formal qualification at a tertiary education provider. It excludes on-job industry training.
Data includes those private training establishments that received Student Achievement Component funding, and/or had students with student loans or allowances, and/or Youth Guarantee programmes.
Changes to data collection/processing
Te Pūkenga - The New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology (NZIST) was established in 2020 as part of reforms of vocational education. It brings together the existing 16 Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) into one organisation. The subsector label Te Pūkenga takes the place of Institutes of technology and polytechnics used in previously published tables.