ERIC Number: ED445272
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Flexible Learning for the Information Economy: A Framework for National Collaboration in Vocational Education and Training, 2000-2004.
Vocational education and training (VET) has a fundamental role to play in enabling Australia's successful transition to the information economy. Competitive advantage can be supported by intelligent competition and creative collaboration. Governments have played the fundamental role in building a coordinated VET system in Australia and in helping it respond to changing customer needs. Partnerships between the VET industry and the private sector can advance flexible learning in VET. A framework has been developed and represents a strategic plan for the five-year National Project allocation for Flexible Learning. It is designed to support both accelerated take-up of flexible learning modes and to position Australian VET as a world leader in applying new technologies to VET products and services. The framework has a mission and vision. Seven guiding principles are shared benefit, strategic use of new learning technologies, accelerated take-up, strategic partnerships, leveraged investment, employee involvement, and demand driven. Five goals are creative, capable people; supportive technological infrastructure; world-class online content development, applications, and services; enabling policies; and problem-solving regulation. Measures of success are outlined. For each of the five goals, the goal is further described; its importance to the nation is explained; strategies to achieve the goal are outlined; and performance measures are indicated. (YLB)
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Developed Nations, Educational Cooperation, Educational Planning, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship, Information Technology, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Models, Modernization, Partnerships in Education, Postsecondary Education, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Technological Advancement, Vocational Education
For full text: http://www.otfe.vic.gov.au/antafd/cfp.htm.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
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Sponsor: Australian National Training Authority, Brisbane.
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Identifiers - Location: Australia