ERIC Number: ED420764
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
A Bridge to the Future. Australia's National Strategy for Vocational Education and Training 1998-2003.
Australian National Training Authority, Brisbane.
The National Strategy for Vocational Education and Training 1998-2003 expresses the collective commitment by Australian governments, in partnership with Australian industry, to vocational education and training. The strategy includes the following mission: to ensure that the skills of the Australian labor force are sufficient to support internationally competitive commerce and industry and to provide individuals with opportunities to optimize their potential. Five objectives underlie the mission statement: (1) equipping Australians for the world of work; (2) enhancing mobility in the labor market; (3) achieving equitable outcomes in vocational education and training; (4) increasing investment in training; and (5) maximizing the value of public vocational education and training expenditure. The strategy analyzes economic, industrial, and social forces for change and their implications for vocational education and training over the next 5 years. It sets out a vision for vocational education and training, aligned with the key objectives and strategies to ensure that these objectives are achieved. The national strategy will be used to guide vocational education and training in Australia into the new millennium. This report analyzes the five objectives and provides strategies for achieving them, along with a call for putting the national strategy into action. (An appendix explains key performance measures.) (KC)
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Educational Planning, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Job Training, Labor Force Development, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, 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