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ERIC Number: ED453401
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 54
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-87397-690-8
Issues and Directions from a Review of the Australian Apprenticeship and Traineeship Literature. Australian Apprenticeships.
Saunders, S.
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)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia