ERIC Number: ED453401
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Issues and Directions from a Review of the Australian Apprenticeship and Traineeship Literature. Australian Apprenticeships.
This paper synthesizes issues and directions that a review of Australian apprenticeship and traineeship literature suggested. An overview discusses the paper's basis, which was a survey of 125 Australian references from 1985-99. Chapter 2 categorizes issues into seven groups, discusses them, and draws out salient themes. (The groups concerned supply and demand; training policy and system; public training market; private training investment; measuring training market outputs; training pathways, intermediaries, and innovations; and training quality and performance.) Discussion in each section considers the entry-level training issues in the broader context of developments in vocational education and training (VET) policy and the VET market. Chapter 3 draws out possible VET and entry-level training policy and program directions from the combined weight of the issues and their salient themes. Each of eight propositions is illustrated by examples of possible supporting measures: sharpening training investigation and diagnosis; repositioning the trades in the training marketplace; renewing the traineeship consensus; broadening the education and training horizons for new pathways to vocational skills; testing new approaches to training markets; widening the avenues for structured training in enterprises; adding pathways and learning models to the work of training intermediaries; and reviewing and reinforcing priorities for training measurement and quality. (Contains 125 references.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Apprenticeships, Delivery Systems, Demand Occupations, Developed Nations, Education Work Relationship, Educational Administration, Educational Assessment, Educational Demand, Educational Opportunities, Educational Quality, Educational Supply, Entry Workers, Foreign Countries, Industrial Training, Job Skills, Job Training, Literature Reviews, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Private Sector, Public Policy, Trainees, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia