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ERIC Number: ED436637
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-87397-565-0
Australian Apprentices and Trainees, 1997: Apprentices and Trainees TAFE Courses. An Overview.
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
Records from the quarterly collection of data on Australia's apprentices and trainees were matched with the annual data from vocational education and training providers (VET). The results provide information on the courses and modules undertaken as part of off-the-job training of apprentices and trainees who had a contract of training with an employer during 1997 and studied a Technical and Further Education (TAFE) course. These are the findings on course enrollment: they enrolled in an average of 1.2 courses, similar to that for all vocational education and training (VET) students; Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 3 or equivalent courses comprised the largest individual proportion of AQF course enrollments with 63.6 percent; male apprentices and trainees comprised 75.3 percent of all AQF and equivalent course enrollments; 49.3 percent enrolled in AQF and equivalent courses were aged 15-19; and major fields of study were engineering and surveying (37.1 percent), services, hospitality, and transportation (16.8), and architecture and building (15.6). These are the findings on module enrollment: they enrolled in an average of 11 modules, significantly more than the 6.7 for the general VET student population; they undertook an average of 298 hours of study; 65.6 percent undertook 200-540 hours of training, in contrast to 25.8 percent for all VET students; the major areas of learning were engineering and processing (30.1 percent), administration, business, economics, and law (13.4), built environment (12.4), and hospitality, tourism, and personal services (12.2); and 64.9 percent of module enrollments resulted in a successful module completion. (A glossary is appended.) (YLB)
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, 252 Kensington Road, Leabrook, South Australia 5068, Australia. E-mail:; Web site: .
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
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