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Full-time enrolments in distance education by year of schooling (2011-2019)

Since 1993 some students have enrolled part-time . All enrolments are reported in full-time equivalent units (FTEs) and include full-time and part-time students.

Data Notes:

  • Distance Education refers to enrolments in Distance Education Centres. It is separate to home learning arrangements made necessary by extraordinary circumstances such as pandemics.

  • Enrolments (FTE) in distance education are recorded mid-year.

  • All enrolments are reported in full-time equivalent units (FTE), and include full-time and part-time students whose main school is the distance education centre.

  • The FTE for students studying less than 10 units, the minimum workload, is determined by the formula: 0.1 x the number of units studied and represented as a proportion of the full-time enrolment of 1.0 FTE.

  • Distance education centres (DECs) provide schooling for students who are isolated or whose special circumstances prevent them from attending a regular school. They operate either as separate schools or as units within regular primary, central and high schools. Students enrolled in DECs are counted in their corresponding years of schooling.

  • In conjunction with the NSW School of Languages (formerly Open High School), DECs also provide individual subject enrolment, widening study opportunities for secondary students. These students are enrolled and counted at their home schools.

Data Source:

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Additional Info

Field Value
Title Full-time enrolments in distance education by year of schooling (2011-2019)
Type Dataset
Language eng
Licence Creative Commons Attribution
Data Status active
Update Frequency annual
Landing Page https://data.cese.nsw.gov.au/data/dataset/c6ae6310-11bc-30e3-bb18-a2a738e7aad5
Date Published 2015-10-01
Date Updated 2020-07-22
Contact Point
NSW Department of Education
1300 972 196
Data Services <data.services@det.nsw.edu.au>
Temporal Coverage 2014-01-01
Geospatial Coverage NSW81093: New South Wales
Theme Education and Training
Jurisdiction New South Wales
Data Portal NSW Education Data Hub
Publisher/Agency NSW Department of Education
Data Level State-level