ERIC Number: ED462591
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Statistics 2001: Survey of Employer Views on Vocational Education and Training. National Report.
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
In 2001, 6,821 employers across Australia were surveyed regarding their views of vocational education and training (VET). The survey was the fourth such survey since 1995. In 2001, 80% of employers of VET graduates (compared with 83% in 1995) rated their satisfaction with VET as 6 or higher on a 10-point scale. The proportion of employees at the study firms who were recent VET graduates and had received training at a technical and further education (TAFE) institute decreased from 1995, the proportion of graduates who had received training with a private provider remained stable, and the proportion with a mix of TAFE-training and training from private providers increased. Employers were generally quite or very satisfied with VET graduates' work attitudes and general and practical work skills. With regard to course delivery, employers were more likely to be satisfied with relevance of course content and less likely to be satisfied with teacher industry experience. Only one-third of employers believed that the VET system does not take employers' needs into account. Employers generally agreed that training pays for itself through increased worker productivity. (Eighty-four tables/figures are included. The following items are appended: the study methodology; standard error tables; a glossary; the survey questionnaire; a population flowchart; and a data item list.) (MN)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Comparative Analysis, Cost Effectiveness, Delivery Systems, Educational Attitudes, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Educational Quality, Educational Trends, Employer Attitudes, Employment Qualifications, Foreign Countries, Glossaries, Graduates, Job Skills, Job Training, National Surveys, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Questionnaires, Relevance (Education), School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Technical Institutes, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, 252 Kensington Road, Leabrook, South Australia 5068, Australia (Cat no. 708; $49.50 Australian). Tel: 08 8333 8400; Fax: 08 8331 9211; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.ncver.edu.au. For full text: http://www.ncver.edu.au/statistics/surveys/sev01/sev01_nr .pdf.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Australian National Training Authority, Melbourne.
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia