ERIC Number: ED449385
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Occupational Trends and New Apprentice Training.
New apprenticeships were introduced to Australia in January 1998 to provide practical training opportunities to a wider range of people than the traditional trade-based apprenticeship system did. The effect of the new apprenticeship initiative on the type of employment-based training being undertaken in Australia was studied by analyzing data from the following sources: the National Centre for Vocational Education Research's contract of training database; historical employment data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics census of population and housing survey; and a macroeconomic occupation and industry employment forecast. The following were among the key findings: (1) apprentice and trainee commencements in 2000-2001 are predicted to decline from 1998-1999 levels by 45,000; (2) between 1995 and 1999, canceled contracts-of-training have remained relatively steady in relation to contracts-of-training commencements; (3) although service-based occupations will continue to increase in importance for apprentice and training, traditional trade-based occupations are predicted to remain a key component of Australia's employment-based training system; and (4) both demand and supply-side effects are influencing increases in commencements of apprenticeship and traineeship training for service-based occupations. (Thirty-eight tables/figures are included. The bibliography lists 24 references. Four tables detailing total numbers of apprentices and trainees by occupation in 1994-1999 are appended.) (MN)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Building Trades, Comparative Analysis, Definitions, Demand Occupations, Economic Factors, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, Emerging Occupations, Employment Level, Employment Patterns, Employment Projections, Enrollment Influences, Enrollment Trends, Glossaries, Individual Characteristics, Job Training, Labor Force, Needs Assessment, Participation, Population Trends, Predictor Variables, Service Occupations, Skilled Occupations, Student Characteristics, Tables (Data), Trainees, Training Methods, Trend Analysis, Unemployment, Vocational Education, Work Environment
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, 252 Kensington Road, Leabrook, South Australia 5068, Australia; Tel: 08 8333 8400, Fax: 08 8331 9211, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.ncver.edu.au. For full text: http://www.ncver.edu.au/research/core/cp9810.pdf.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Policymakers; Students
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia