ERIC Number: ED431873
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Australian Personal Enrichment Education & Training Programs. An Overview.
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
Recreation, leisure, and personal enrichment education and training programs play an important role in the total education and training undertaken in Australia. Depending on the State or Territory, personal enrichment programs are delivered by registered and unregistered community providers; technical and further education (TAFE) and other government providers; registered and unregistered private providers; and schools and higher education providers. Students undertaking personal enrichment programs and the providers delivering this training and education make an important contribution to achieving the national goals of lifelong learning and a training culture. Statistics for 1997 include the following: almost 380,000 clients undertook personal enrichment programs, an apparent decline from 1996; 71 percent of personal enrichment students were enrolled with registered community providers, and the remainder participated in courses provided by TAFE and other government training institutions; approximately three-fourths of individuals undertaking personal enrichment programs were female; clients were from all age groups; personal enrichment programs accounted for 8.6 million annual hours of training, an average of 23 hours per client; two-thirds of the annual hours of personal enrichment training activity were funded on a fee-for-service basis, with the remaining funded or subsidized by governments; and 74 percent of clients were employed. (Fourteen figures and 12 tables are provided. Technical and explanatory notes are appended.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Creative Activities, Enrichment, Enrichment Activities, Foreign Countries, Handicrafts, Improvement Programs, Individual Development, Leisure Education, Leisure Time, Lifelong Learning, Postsecondary Education, Recreation, Recreational Activities, Recreational Programs, Vocational Education, Youth Programs
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, P.O. Box 115, Kensington Park, South Australia 5068, Australia; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.ncver.edu.au/ (10 Australian dollars).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Australian National Training Authority, Brisbane.
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia