ERIC Number: ED420757
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Australia's Vocational Education & Training System Annual National Report 1996. Volume 1: National Overview.
Australian National Training Authority, Brisbane.
This document outlines the major features and achievements of the Australian vocational education and training system in 1996 and provides some illustrative examples of specific initiatives undertaken by states, territories, and the Commonwealth. Among the major achievements detailed in the report are the following: (1) for students--35,000 more places in vocational education and training, agreement to expand vocational education and training into schools with links to apprenticeship programs, more flexible delivery of training, development of strategies to redress barriers and inequitable outcomes for specific client groups, and piloting projects in several areas; (2) for employers--simpler processes for developing skills and a more flexible national training system, increased quality and relevance of employment-based training, and increased resources to finance growth in traineeships; and (3) for providers--increases in flexible delivery options, promotion of best practices, increased public funding, and reduced regulation and a focus on guaranteeing outputs. In summary, the achievements can be considered in terms of greater responsiveness, enhanced quality, improved accessibility, and increased efficiency. Financial information is included in the report. (KC)
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Employer Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Job Training, National Programs, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Vocational Education
Australian National Training Authority, GPO Box 3120, Brisbane 4001, Queensland, Australia.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian National Training Authority, Brisbane.
Identifiers - Location: Australia