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ERIC Number: ED426239
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 635
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-87397-473-5
The Outlook for Training in Australia's Industries.
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
This book, which is intended primarily for Australia's vocational education and training (VET) sector, industry decision makers, and policymakers, provides an overview of occupational trends and the current training effort relating to occupations in Australian industry. Chapter 1 traces economic and labor market changes and the changing qualifications profile of Australia's work force since 1987. In the remaining 17 chapters, industry-specific information is provided about the sectors of Australia's economy: agriculture, forestry, and fishing; mining; manufacturing; electricity, gas, and water; construction; wholesale; retail; accommodation, cafes, and restaurants; transport and storage; communication services; finance and insurance; property and business services; government administration and defense; education; health and community services; cultural and recreational services; and personal and other services. The following information is discussed for each sector: the sector's relative size, activity, and role in Australia's economy; employment trends; occupational composition; qualifications profile; occupational trends and skill shortages; hours of work and earnings; geographic distribution; training available; employer satisfaction with VET; VET graduates in the sector; employer support for training; training issues in the sector; and emerging VET issues in the sector. Included throughout the book are 262 tables/charts. (MN)
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, 252 Kensington Road, Leabrook, South Australia 5068, Australia; email:; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Australian National Training Authority, Brisbane.
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia