ERIC Number: ED454448
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Constructing a Picture of the Organisational Training and Development Professional. Working Paper.
Johnston, Robyn; Chappell, Clive
A survey was designed to assist in constructing a picture of new vocational education and training professionals working in organizational settings in Australia. They were practitioners whose positional titles included training and development (T&D), human resource development, or human resource practitioners who work within organizational settings or as consultants to organizations. The subscriber data base for "Managing T&D" was used as a research sample. Of 1,200 surveys circulated throughout Australia, 197 usable responses were received. Results indicated respondents perceived that training is increasingly being afforded a high priority in Australian workplaces; 80 percent worked in organizations that employed T&D staff; the naming or labeling of the profession as practiced in organizations is not consistent and could be seen as an indicator that this is still an evolving field of practice in organizations; the lack of requirement by organizations of a constant or specialist qualification of its practitioners could also be seen as supporting the claim the field is still evolving; there was considerable consistency in the nominated current skill requirements for practitioners and in perceptions about current areas of high importance to organizations and predictions about future areas that would be of high importance to organizations; and there was a relatively commonly held sense of the purpose of this field of professional practice. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Developed Nations, Educational Research, Emerging Occupations, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Human Resources, Job Skills, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Occupational Information, Organizational Objectives, Postsecondary Education, Professional Occupations, Professional Recognition, Teacher Qualifications, Trainers, Vocational Education
For full text: http://www.uts.edu.au/fac/edu/rcvet/working%20papers/0141JohnstonChappell.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Australian National Training Authority, Melbourne.
Authoring Institution: Technology Univ.-Sydney, Broadway (Australia). Research Centre for Vocational Education and Training.
Identifiers - Location: Australia