Appendix C: Average prices for high volume qualifications

Appendix C: Average prices for high volume qualifications Jon Wundersitz Mon, 03/01/2021 - 10:36

Table C1 shows the subsidy and fee composition of national average qualification prices, and the minimum and maximum jurisdiction prices.

Both weighted and unweighted averages are presented in the below table (while the main body of this paper focuses predominantly on weighted averages). Weighted averages are prepared at the jurisdiction level by weighting individual provider observations of fees, and public and private observations of subsidies, by their relative enrolments for a given qualification. The national weighted average is then calculated using jurisdiction enrolment weights at the qualification and apprenticeship/traineeship level. Weighted averages are used in this paper to present what the average Australian student would expect to pay for a given qualification. However, there are certain applications better suited to unweighted averages (for instance in econometric analysis or in analysis focusing on the dispersion of subsidies, fees and prices).

Table C1: Subsidy and fee composition of national average price

Qualification   Subsidy
(%)
Fee  (%) National average price (weighted) National average price (unweighted) Minimum jurisdiction price Maximum jurisdiction  price
Certificate III in Individual Support Non A/T 86% 14% $5,700 $6,200 $3,500 $11,100
A/T 89% 11% $5,800 $5,800 $4,600 $6,600
Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care Non A/T 86% 14% $11,500 $14,900 $6,800 $26,500
A/T 91% 9% $12,800 $15,800 $11,700 $26,400
Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care Non A/T 83% 17% $6,600 $7,200 $3,600 $13,600
A/T 92% 8% $6,700 $7,800 $6,300 $11,700
Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician Non A/T            
A/T 93% 7% $16,000 $16,900 $12,900 $27,700
Certificate III in Carpentry Non A/T            
A/T 95% 5% $15,100 $15,500 $12,700 $21,500
Certificate III in Hospitality Non A/T 84% 16% $4,200 $4,900 $1,700 $7,100
A/T 88% 12% $4,500 $5,300 $3,300 $6,200
Certificate III in Plumbing Non A/T            
A/T 95% 5% $21,700 $19,700 $13,200 $29,700
Certificate II in Kitchen Operations Non A/T 79% 21% $2,700 $3,200 $1,500 $4,900
A/T 80% 20% $3,700 $3,400 $2,500 $3,900
Certificate III in Business Administration Non A/T 75% 25% $4,100 $5,300 $2,200 $8,100
A/T 88% 12% $4,100 $4,500 $2,200 $6,000
Certificate II in Hospitality Non A/T 75% 25% $2,400 $2,500 $1,500 $3,400
A/T 86% 14% $2,800 $2,400 $1,100 $3,400
Diploma of Nursing Non A/T 65% 35% $19,200 $19,600 $14,700 $28,700
A/T            
Certificate III in Retail Non A/T 73% 27% $4,800 $3,600 $1,900 $5,300
A/T 90% 10% $4,000 $3,700 $1,700 $5,300
Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology Non A/T            
A/T 94% 6% $16,500 $18,100 $13,800 $22,900
Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) Non A/T 88% 12% $9,300 $9,600 $3,600 $16,500
A/T 98% 2% $9,800 $9,200 $7,200 $12,000
Certificate II in Construction Pathways Non A/T 78% 22% $4,700 $5,200 $2,700 $7,900
A/T 92% 8% $4,700 $4,200 $2,700 $6,600
Certificate III in Business Non A/T 68% 32% $4,100 $4,800 $2,800 $7,000
A/T 85% 15% $4,100 $4,500 $3,100 $5,100
Certificate III in Commercial Cookery Non A/T 82% 18% $10,600 $11,500 $10,100 $14,500
A/T 94% 6% $12,300 $13,300 $10,600 $15,900
Certificate III in Education Support Non A/T 81% 19% $4,700 $5,600 $3,100 $9,000
A/T 86% 14% $5,100 $5,300 $3,300 $7,900
Certificate III in Hairdressing Non A/T 92% 8% $9,900 $12,800 $9,600 $18,100
A/T 92% 8% $12,200 $12,500 $10,200 $15,800
Certificate IV in Ageing Support Non A/T 93% 7% $8,100 $8,500 $4,500 $10,700
A/T 96% 4% $9,900 $9,400 $8,100 $10,700
Certificate II in Business Non A/T 70% 30% $3,100 $3,300 $1,800 $4,700
A/T 82% 18% $2,800 $2,900 $2,000 $3,500
Diploma of Community Services Non A/T 79% 21% $9,200 $9,800 $4,000 $15,500
A/T 98% 2% $9,600 $9,800 $8,500 $10,800
Certificate I in Construction Non A/T 96% 4% $3,000 $3,800 $2,500 $5,800
A/T 84% 16% $2,600 $2,400 $2,000 $2,600
Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade Non A/T            
A/T 93% 7% $15,200 $17,300 $13,000 $21,700
Certificate III in Warehousing Operations Non A/T 63% 37% $6,500 $6,500 $1,600 $10,700
A/T 93% 7% $6,300 $6,000 $5,100 $6,800
Certificate IV in Leadership and Management Non A/T 79% 21% $5,000 $5,300 $3,600 $6,800
A/T 98% 2% $5,100 $5,000 $3,600 $5,900
Certificate IV in Education Support Non A/T 85% 15% $5,300 $6,300 $2,700 $11,700
A/T 94% 6% $5,300 $5,800 $4,900 $7,200
Certificate IV in Disability Non A/T 91% 9% $6,700 $6,200 $3,800 $9,700
A/T 98% 2% $7,000 $6,900 $6,500 $7,700
Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology Non A/T 78% 22% $7,500 $8,100 $5,000 $12,200
A/T 91% 9% $6,300 $6,800 $4,400 $10,400
Certificate IV in Community Services Non A/T 81% 19% $7,500 $7,600 $3,100 $14,300
A/T 97% 3% $7,200 $7,000 $6,500 $8,300
Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade Non A/T            
A/T 91% 9% $15,000 $15,000 $11,900 $21,200
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment Non A/T 65% 35% $4,100 $3,900 $2,700 $4,900
A/T            
Certificate III in Surface Extraction Operations Non A/T 67% 33% $5,300 $6,500 $3,200 $11,200
A/T 92% 8% $6,600 $6,200 $5,400 $7,300
Certificate III in Health Services Assistance Non A/T 81% 19% $6,900 $6,500 $3,300 $8,300
A/T 97% 3% $7,100 $6,000 $4,600 $8,300
Certificate III in Community Services Non A/T 81% 19% $4,900 $5,400 $2,500 $9,500
A/T 87% 13% $4,500 $4,800 $3,900 $6,100
Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) Non A/T 83% 17% $4,300 $4,600 $3,900 $6,000
A/T 100% 0% $4,300 $3,900 $3,400 $4,300
Certificate III in Driving Operations Non A/T 86% 14% $3,400 $4,900 $1,800 $6,800
A/T 95% 5% $6,300 $6,200 $4,400 $8,500
Diploma of Leadership and Management Non A/T 63% 37% $6,800 $6,300 $4,400 $7,600
A/T 83% 17% $5,800 $6,300 $4,100 $7,700
Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping Non A/T 83% 17% $4,600 $5,800 $2,500 $9,400
A/T 92% 8% $5,800 $6,300 $4,100 $10,300
Certificate III in Food Processing Non A/T 97% 3% $3,900 $7,000 $3,300 $10,000
A/T 98% 2% $7,200 $6,800 $3,800 $9,000
Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations Non A/T 90% 10% $9,000 $13,400 $7,500 $22,100
A/T 91% 9% $12,200 $11,600 $7,500 $17,900
Certificate II in Retail Services Non A/T 73% 27% $3,100 $2,700 $1,800 $3,500
A/T 78% 22% $2,800 $2,600 $1,200 $3,500
Certificate III in Customer Engagement Non A/T 61% 39% $3,800 $3,700 $2,900 $5,300
A/T 91% 9% $4,600 $4,600 $3,400 $5,300
Certificate II in Engineering Pathways Non A/T 99% 1% $4,000 $5,300 $3,900 $7,400
A/T            
Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) Non A/T 90% 10% $15,100 $14,500 $12,200 $18,000
A/T            
Certificate III in Horticulture Non A/T 82% 18% $8,500 $9,600 $4,100 $16,500
A/T 86% 14% $12,100 $9,900 $6,900 $15,900
Certificate III in Pathology Collection Non A/T 79% 21% $6,300 $6,400 $3,400 $8,200
A/T 83% 17% $5,900 $7,000 $5,700 $8,200
Certificate III in Live Production and Services Non A/T            
A/T 93% 7% $4,600 $6,100 $3,300 $6,700

Note: (a) Qualifications with small sample sizes have been excluded including Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways and Certificate I in Access to Vocational Pathways; (b) All prices are rounded to the nearest $100.