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ERIC Number: ED442931
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 30
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-87397-592-8
Australian Personal Enrichment Education and Training Programs. Statistics 1998: An Overview.
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
In 1998, recreation, leisure, and personal enrichment education and training programs continued to play an important role in the total education and training undertaken in Australia. Depending on the state or territory, programs were delivered by community providers, technical and further education (TAFE) and other government providers, private providers, and schools and higher education providers. A reported 360,000 students undertook personal enrichment programs, an apparent decline of 5.7 percent from 1997; 7.8 percent of them also participated in vocational education programs. More than 70 percent of the personal enrichment students were enrolled with registered community providers; the remainder participated in courses provided by TAFE and other government training institutions. About 75 percent of personal enrichment program participants were female. The age distribution of participants was flat and broad; the median age was 39 years, almost 5 years more than the median age of the Australian resident population. Personal enrichment programs accounted for 8.2 million annual hours of training, an average of 23 hours per student. The majority of training activity was funded on a fee-for-service basis with the remainder subsidized by governments. (Thirteen tables and 10 figures are provided. Technical and explanatory notes are appended.) (YLB)
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, 252 Kensington Road, Leabrook, South Australia 5068, Australia; E-mail:; website:
Publication Type: Information Analyses; 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