ERIC Number: ED468237
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Students with a Disability in Vocational Education and Training. Australian Vocational Education and Training Statistics, 2000. At a Glance.
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
The overall participation and performance of disabled students in vocational education and training (VET) programs in Australia in 2000 were analyzed. The analysis was based on data from National Centre for Vocational Education Research collections and surveys. The following were among the key findings: (1) the number of VET students reporting a disability increased from 47,300 in 1996 to 62,100 in 2000; (2) the percentage of VET students reporting a disability decreased from 5.1% in 1996 to 4.5% in 2000; (3) VET students who reported a disability in 2000 tended to be older than other VET students and were more likely to have lower levels of schooling; (4) VET students who reported a disability in 2000 were more likely to be studying enabling courses than were other VET students; (5) VET students reporting a disability achieved a smaller proportion of successful subject outcomes in 2000 than did VET students overall; (6) graduating from a technical and further education (TAFE) course in 2000 did not appear to have much effect on employment outcomes for those who reported a disability; and (7) those TAFE graduates reporting a disability who did manage to secure employment did not achieve the same level of income as Australians as a whole. (Contains 10 tables/figures and 7 references.) (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Educational Attainment, Employment Patterns, Enrollment Trends, Foreign Countries, National Surveys, Outcomes of Education, Participation, Postsecondary Education, Salary Wage Differentials, Secondary Education, Student Characteristics, Vocational Education
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, 252 Kensington Road, Leabrook, South Australia 5068, Australia (Catalog no. 851). Tel: 08 8333 8400; Fax: 08 8331 9211; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.ncver.edu.au. For full text: http://www.ncver.edu.au/statistics/aag/disab00/disab00.pdf.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Australian National Training Authority, Brisbane.
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia