ERIC Number: ED420759
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Australia's Vocational Education and Training System Annual National Report 1996. Volume 3: Benchmarking Vocational Education & Training; The Performance of the Vocational Education and Training Sector in 1996.
Australian National Training Authority, Brisbane.
This document contains detailed information on the performance and characteristics of the vocational education and training (VET) system in Australia in 1996. The report looks at a range of specific key performance measures for the VET sector. Some highlights of the performance of the VET sector in 1996 include the following: (1) more than 1.35 million students were in VET programs delivered through public funds; (2) more than 20 percent of VET students enrolled in business study programs; (3) an estimated $2.79 billion was spent on VET; (4) more than 263 million annual hours of education and training were delivered; (5) the number of apprentices and trainees increased by 17 percent; (6) there was an increase in participation of native peoples in training; (7) 74 percent of employers responding to a survey indicated satisfaction with VET programs; and (8) about 80 percent of students were satisfied with their course outcomes. Areas for improvement were identified: unmet student demand for VET, differences in satisfaction across industries, and services to meet the needs of small employers. (KC)
Descriptors: Access to Education, 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