ERIC Number: ED434259
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Public and Private Training Provision. Review of Research.
Research examining issues of training provision for public and private training providers in Australia over the past 6 years was reviewed. Selected conclusions of the review were as follows: (1) national training reform has promoted competitive delivery of vocational and technical education (VET) by seeking to remove impediments faced by non-Technical and Further Education (TAFE) providers and encouraging public providers to operate in a more entrepreneurial manner; (2) the distinction between private and public providers is not always clear in as much as providers in both sectors do not necessarily operate within one sector; (3) the absence of comprehensive data about the private and public sectors' size and operation is a critical problem for researchers; (4) in terms of market share, TAFE is the dominant training provider; (5) barriers to competitive neutrality in VET provision include lack of access (in some states) to curricula developed with public or private funds, slow and bureaucratic accreditation and registration procedures, and poor articulation to higher education courses; and (6) key components of national training reform that have been adapted by many public and private training providers include competency-based training, quality assurance, recognition of prior learning, and promotion of access and equity. (Contains 28 references.) (MN)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Change Strategies, Competency Based Education, Competition, Delivery Systems, Educational Assessment, Educational Equity (Finance), Educational Finance, Equal Education, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Free Enterprise System, Job Training, Literature Reviews, Marketing, National Programs, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Private Education, Program Costs, Public Education, Technical Institutes, Training Methods, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia