ERIC Number: ED435030
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Health and Community Services. Industry Training Monograph No. 15.
In Australia, the health and community services industry is the nation's fourth largest, and employment has grown by 39% since 1987, almost twice as much as the labor force as a whole. The industry is the most female dominated in Australia (77%) and the second-largest source of jobs for women. Thirty-eight percent of jobs in the sector are part time. The industry is below average in employer spending on training. A high proportion of workers have university or higher vocational qualifications (49%). Employers surveyed were moderately satisfied with vocational education and training (VET) graduates; their highest priority for improvement was in work ethic. This industry was the single largest destination for VET graduates in 1997, and 61.5% of graduates rated their training highly relevant. In contrast to employers, graduates gave high ratings to teachers' knowledge. (An appendix contains three tables of statistics: national shifts in employment in various industries in Australia; numbers of persons employed in various occupations in the health and community services industry from 1987-1996; and educational attainment of persons in occupations within the industry.) (KC)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Community Services, Education Work Relationship, Employer Attitudes, Employment Level, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Employment Projections, Employment Qualifications, Foreign Countries, Graduate Surveys, Health Occupations, 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
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Australian National Training Authority, Melbourne.
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia