ERIC Number: ED442933
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Australian Vocational Education and Training Statistics, 1999. National Report. Survey of Employer Views on Vocational Education and Training.
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
A 1999 survey of employer views on vocational education and training (VET) interviewed 3,558 employers of recent VET graduates and 2,495 employers with no VET graduates. Focuses The focus was employers' characteristics, their general views on VET, and information on their organizations' training practices. Findings indicated the following: (1) the estimated number of organizations employing recent VET graduates increased steadily over the last five years; (2) type of industry was not a factor in the extent to which employers have recent VET graduates; (3) employers had generally positive responses to the value and relevance of VET; (4) almost half of employers with no VET graduate employees believed VET qualifications were not relevant to their industry, while a quarter believed that training requirements were met inhouse; (5) a larger proportion of employers had graduates who received training with a private provider rather than a technical and further education (TAFE) institution; (6) overall satisfaction with the VET sector was generally high; (7) employers of recent VET graduates had a positive view of the current level of VET delivery; and (8) employers with VET graduates were more likely to subsidize or pay for employees' training. (The text includes 45 tables and 44 figures. Appendixes include methodology, glossary, and questionnaire.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Developed Nations, Employer Attitudes, Employment Patterns, Foreign Countries, Graduates, Job Training, Occupational Surveys, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Relevance (Education), Secondary Education, Vocational Education
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, 252 Kensington Road, Leabrook, South Australia 5068, Australia; E-mail: email@example.com; website: http://www.ncver.edu.au/.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Australian National Training Authority, Melbourne.
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia