ERIC Number: ED360547
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Paraprofessional Education in SA DETAFE.
Mills, Paul; Cesnich, Janine
A study examined the current outcomes and future of paraprofessional education provided under the auspices of South Australia's Department of Employment and Technical and Further Education (SA DETAFE). The primary objectives of the study were as follows: (1) determine whether an autonomous middle-level employment base exists in selected manufacturing and service industries in South Australia; (2) identify recent trends in that employment base and develop projections for the future; (3) examine related trends in middle-level occupations and the implications for middle-level training; and (4) assess the future of middle-level training and its administration. Detailed analyses of recent and future employment trends were conducted for those paraprofessional occupations that persons earning associate diplomas in accounting, mechanical engineering, or hospitality management would likely enter. Employer, community, and government acceptance of middle-level vocational training in South Australia was also analyzed. It was discovered that, in the past decade, middle-level training in TAFE has assumed new importance throughout South Australia and Australia as a whole. Enrollments have increased dramatically, and in view of the increasing emphasis on providing opportunities for career progression, increases in enrollments in middle-level TAFE courses seem likely to continue for the next 3-5 years. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Articulation (Education), Associate Degrees, Case Studies, Community Attitudes, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, Educational Trends, Employer Attitudes, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Graduate Surveys, Needs Assessment, Outcomes of Education, Paraprofessional Personnel, Program Improvement, School Attitudes, Two Year Colleges
National Centre for Vocational Education Research Ltd., 252 Kensington Road, Leabrook, South Australia 5068, Australia.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: South Australia Dept. of Employment and Technical and Further Education, Adelaide.
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia