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ERIC Number: ED461726
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-87397-782-3
Women in VET, 2000. Australian Vocational Education & Training Statistics, 2000. At a Glance.
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
This report is a summary update of a more extensive report on the participation of women in the Australian public VET (vocational and technical education) sector in 2000. Data were obtained from publicly-funded training providers, including TAFE (Technical and Further Education) institutions and some schools and universities, registered community education providers, and some private providers (excluding their fee-for-service clients). Some of the highlights of the report include the following: (1) from 1991 to 2000, the number of women in public VET increased at a higher rate (by 94 percent) than the number of men (by 64 percent); (2) in 2000, females participated in VET on an equitable basis with males, making up about half of all 1.7 million VET students; (3) almost 90 percent of the women students had successful school outcomes, but in terms of employment outcomes, female graduates were more likely than males to be unemployed or employed part-time; and (4) the concept of traditionally "female" and "male" occupations still exits and some industries predominantly employ either males or females. (KC)
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, 252 Kensington Road, Leabrook, South Australia 5068, Australia (Cat no. 670). Tel: 08 8333 8400, Fax: 08 8331 9211, e-mail:; Web site: For full text:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Australian National Training Authority, Melbourne.
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia