ERIC Number: ED403387
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Australia's Vocational Education and Training System--Volume I. Annual National Report 1995.
Australian National Training Authority, Brisbane.
In 1995, efforts to develop Australia's vocational education and training (VET) system focused on implementing Australia's first national strategy for VET, Towards a Skilled Australia. All stakeholders in VET worked to advance Australia's national strategy for VET, which revolved around the following four themes: responsiveness (maximizing diversity, choice, and cooperation among public, private, and industrial training partners); quality (supporting high standards); accessibility (enabling all Australians who want/need training to get it); and efficiency (emphasizing value for money/accountability and streamlining administrative arrangements). After a major review of VET, a package of measures was developed to achieve a more flexible VET system with more emphasis on the relationship between training providers and clients. Among the areas in which major initiatives were undertaken or completed in 1995 were the following: facilitation of industry input and client choice; competitive tendering; flexible delivery; frontline management; identification/dissemination of best practices; and quality assurance through development of a national curriculum and national assessment system and qualifications framework. (Eighteen figures/tables are included. Appended are lists of members of the following organizations in 1995: state and territory training authority boards; Standards and Curriculum Council; and National Staff Development Committee.) (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Access to Education, Annual Reports, Delivery Systems, Educational Change, Educational Cooperation, Educational Planning, Educational Quality, Federal State Relationship, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship, National Programs, Program Administration, Program Costs, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Improvement, Relevance (Education), State Programs, Strategic Planning, Systems Approach, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian National Training Authority, Brisbane.
Identifiers - Location: Australia