ERIC Number: ED443980
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Australian Vocational Education & Training, 1997: Rural and Remote Students. An Overview.
This publication provides a detailed description of Australia's vocational education and training (VET) system in the context of Australians living in rural and remote regions who undertook some form of VET in 1997--about one-third of all students who participated in training in public institutions. The nine sections of the report cover the following topics: (1) geographic regions; (2) highlights--Australia 1997; (3) diversity of VET; (4) students in more detail; (5) courses in more detail; (6) modules in more detail; (7) distance and studying by correspondence; (8) outcomes of VET graduates; and (9) apprentices and trainees. Some highlights of 1997 VET activities of students living in rural and remote areas of Australia include: almost 415,000 students from rural areas and more than 48,000 students from remote areas undertook VET programs in 1997; 83 million hours of rural and remote VET were delivered; rural and remote students take fewer hours of VET than students in cities; students in remote areas are less likely to be unemployed; students in rural and remote areas are slightly likely to be older than their metropolitan counterparts; and only one-third of rural and remote students have completed secondary education. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Apprenticeships, Certification, Competency Based Education, Continuing Education, Delivery Systems, Developed Nations, Educational Needs, Employer Attitudes, Employment Qualifications, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Job Training, Learning Activities, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Rural Areas, Rural Education, Rural Environment, Rural Population, Rural Schools, Secondary Education, Vocational Education
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, 252 Kensington Road, Leabrook, South Australia 5068, Australia; Tel: 08 8333 8400, Fax: 08 8331 9211, E-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.ncver.edu.au ($10 Australian).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Australian National Training Authority, Melbourne.
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia