ERIC Number: ED383893
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Organising a Fair Go. Fair Participation in Vocational Education and Training and the Victorian Negotiated Targets Strategy.
Lundberg, David; Cleary, Mitch
The Victorian Negotiated Targets Strategy (NTS) was evaluated against the background of comparable practices in other Australian states and territories to evaluate its effectiveness as a means of increasing participation of targeted groups in accredited Technical and Further Education (TAFE) vocational education and training programs in Victoria (Australia). Data were collected from a review of pertinent documents and letters, personal and telephone interviews, and case studies of the implementation and effectiveness of the NTS at the following six Victorian TAFE colleges: Box Hill, East Gippsland, the Gordon, Holmesglen, Outer Eastern, and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Although the quality of data regarding the NTS was determined to be patchy, it was nevertheless concluded that the NTS has operated quite successfully as a cost-effective means of increasing access for disadvantaged clients. The NTS was commended for providing a consistent approach to and raising awareness of equity considerations among TAFE staff in Victoria. Suggestions for improving collection of data regarding NTS outcomes and the possible national application of NTS were discussed. (Contains 27 tables/figures and 108 references. Appended are the following: a list of individuals consulted in the case studies, definitions/characteristics of NTS clients, and supporting data.) (MN)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Vocational Education, Case Studies, Cost Effectiveness, Disadvantaged, Educational Policy, Enrollment, Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Postsecondary Education, Student Participation, Student Recruitment, Tables (Data)
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, 252 Kensington Road, Leabrook, South Australia 5068, Australia.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia