ERIC Number: ED399367
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
National Profiles in Technical and Vocational Education in Asia and the Pacific: Australia.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.
This technical and vocational education (TVE) profile on Australia is one in a series of profiles of UNESCO member countries. It is intended to be a handy reference on TVE systems, staff development, technical cooperation, and information networking. Chapter 1 describes the demography, government, and economy of Australia. Chapter 2 provides information on its educational systems. Chapter 3 deals specifically with TVE. It lists addresses of responsible authorities for states/territories, summarizes statistics, and describes a typical vocational education progression. Chapter 4 summarizes results of a client opinion survey. Chapter 5 sets forth the training reform agenda. Chapter 6 provides descriptions of relevant major national organizations. Publications that provide up-to-date information are listed in a final chapter. Some of the highlights are as follows: (1) states/territories carry most of the responsibility for primary and secondary education and tertiary vocational education, whereas universities are almost entirely funded by the Commonwealth; (2) technical and further education (TAFE) is increasingly being regarded as an equivalent alternative to university; (3) a survey of 25,000 students showed extremely high satisfaction with TAFE, lecturers, and equity goals; and (4) the national training reform agenda has five elements--competency-based training, national recognition arrangements, an open training market, a new entry-level training system, and equity provision. (YLB)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Development, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Program Descriptions, Staff Development, Student Attitudes, Technical Assistance, Technical Education, Vocational Education, Vocational Schools
Asia-Pacific Centre of Educational Innovation for Development (ACEID), UNESCO Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, P.O. Box 967, Prakanong Post Office, Bangkok 10110, Thailand; Networking and Information Service Unit, CPSC, P.O. Box 7500, Domestic Airport Post Office, NAIA, Pasay City 1300, Manila, Philippines.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.
Identifiers - Location: Australia