ERIC Number: ED435024
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing. Industry Training Monograph No. 1.
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)
Descriptors: Agricultural Occupations, Apprenticeships, Education Work Relationship, Employer Attitudes, Employment Level, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Employment Projections, Employment Qualifications, Fisheries, Foreign Countries, Forestry Occupations, Graduate Surveys, Labor Market, Labor Needs, National Surveys, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Tables (Data), Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Australian National Training Authority, Melbourne.
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia