China Skills Heat Map
06 Nov 2019
According to the Chinese Ministry of Education, China now has the world’s
largest vocational education system with 9.28 million newly-enrolled
students and 26.85 million registered students in 2018.
Vocational education in the country is separated into secondary vocational
and higher vocational systems. In 2018, there were 11,700 vocational
education institutions in the country including 10,300 secondary vocational
schools and 1,418 senior/higher vocational colleges.
In order to meet the intellectual and human resource demands in key growing
industries, China launched its Implementation Plan on National Vocational Education Reform in
2019. This follows a reported decline in China’s skilled labour force over
Being part of a world-class VET system, Australian providers are
well-positioned to contribute to vocational education developments in
Austrade’s China Skills Heat Map highlights the unique skills
needs and priority discipline areas across several Chinese provinces. The
report aims to provide an understanding of the vocational education
landscape in China and to highlight opportunities for Australian providers
intending to enter the market.
Should you have any questions about this report contact Cindy Zhao,
Education Manager, Austrade Beijing.