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ERIC Number: ED431125
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 28
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-87397-513-8
Australian Vocational Education & Training. Students with Disabilities 1996: An Overview.
Gibb, Jennifer; Phan, Oanh
This publication, drawn from the national collection of vocational education and training (VET) data in Australia, summarizes data that relate to VET students who have identified themselves as having a disability or disabilities in 1996. The publication is organized in seven sections: definitions of disability; 1996 highlights; diversity of the Australian VET system; students with disabilities; courses taken by students with disabilities; module enrollments and outcomes; and 1996 graduates with disabilities. Highlights of the overview include the following: (1) 47,313 students with disabilities were enrolled in VET programs in 1996, representing about 3.5 percent of all VET students; (2) about half of the students with disabilities were male and half were female; (3) 12 percent of VET students with disabilities attended full time and 88 percent attended part time; (4) students with disabilities passed about 56 percent of the modules in which they enrolled; (5) students with disabilities enrolled in more than 11.5 million annual hours, representing 4 percent of the total activity in vocational programs by all students; (6) students with disabilities undertook an average of 245 hours of training each, while students without disabilities undertook an average of 247 hours of training; and (7) 87 percent of the cost of training undertaken by students with disabilities was paid for by the Commonwealth and the State, which is similar to the funding of students without disabilities. (KC)
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, 252 Kensington Road, Leabrook, South Australia 5068, Australia; e-mail:; 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