ERIC Number: ED465084
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-May
Reference Count: N/A
Principles for Public Funding of Workplace Learning. A Review To Identify Models of Workplace Learning & Funding Principles.
Hawke, Geof; Mawer, Giselle; Connole, Helen; Solomon, Nicky
Models of workplace learning and principles for funding workplace learning in Australia were identified through case studies and a literature review. A diverse array of workplace-based approaches to delivering nationally recognized qualifications were identified. The following were among the nine funding proposals formulated: (1) funding arrangements should be primarily designed to facilitate growth of the overall training effort; (2) funding should be provided only to registered training organizations (RTOs) for programs delivered under their mandate; (3) priority for funding should be provided to programs delivering outcomes that are transferable to a range of enterprises within the relevant industry sector or that provide portability across industries; (4) funding for workplace learning should be provided on a basis reflecting the variables in costs rather than on a fixed-rate basis; (5) funding arrangements should encourage industry to share in the total cost of training development and delivery; and (6) all trainees in funded programs should have access to a source of advice and support independent of the employer and the RTO. Five specific recommendations for further action by Australia's Board of Vocational Education and Training were also presented. (A list of case study participants and a literature review with a 27-item bibliography are appended.) (MN)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Decision Making, Definitions, Delivery Systems, Education Work Relationship, Educational Finance, Educational Principles, Employment Qualifications, Evaluation Criteria, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Government School Relationship, Guidelines, Job Skills, Job Training, Literature Reviews, Models, Policy Formation, Public Policy, Skill Development, Vocational Education
Research Centre for Vocational Education and Training, University of Technology, Sydney, P.O. Box 123, Broadway, NSW 2007, Australia (RP50; $10 Australian). For full text: http://www.bvet.nsw.gov.au/pdf/finalrpt.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New South Wales Board of Vocational Education and Training, Sydney (Australia).
Authoring Institution: Technology Univ., Sydney (Australia). Research Centre for Vocational Education and Training.
Identifiers - Location: Australia