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ERIC Number: ED435024
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 38
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-87397-477-8
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing. Industry Training Monograph No. 1.
Dumbrell, Tom
Australia's agriculture, forestry, and fishing industry represents about 5% of the nation's total employment and growth in the last 10 years has averaged only about 0.3% per year. In 1996, it was estimated that 4.7% of government-funded training was directed toward this industry. A 1997 employer satisfaction survey indicated that 11% of enterprises in this sector employed recent vocational education and training (VET) graduates, fourth highest among all industries. A relatively high 58% of technical and further education graduates had received employer support during their last semester of study, and 75% of VET graduates rated their studies as either highly relevant or of some relevance. Nearly 68% of this industry's workers lack qualifications beyond high school and more than half did not complete the highest level of secondary school. Approximately 77% of VET graduates in land and marine resources or animal husbandry were employed. (An appendix contains four tables of statistics: shifts in employment in various industries in Australia; numbers of persons employed in various occupations in the agriculture, forestry, and fishing industry from 1987-1996; and educational attainment of persons in occupations within the industry.) (KC)
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, 252 Kensington Road, Leabrook, South Australia 5068, Australia ($12.95; $9.95 each if 10 or more of the series are purchased.) For full text: . e-mail:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Australian National Training Authority, Melbourne.
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia