ERIC Number: ED471130
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Annual National Report of the Australian Vocational Education and Training System, 2001. Volume 3: Report on the Key Performance Measures for the Australian Vocational Education and Training System.
Australian National Training Authority, Brisbane.
The outcomes achieved by Australia's national vocational education and training (VET) system in 2001 were analyzed in terms of the following performance indicators: (1) recognized VET skill outputs; (2) stocks of skills versus desired levels; (3) employer satisfaction with VET; (4) student outcomes from VET; (5) participation, outputs, and outcomes for client groups; (6) efficiency performance; and (7) total expenditure on VET. Selected findings of the analysis were as follows: (1) although overall levels of participation in VET stabilized, both participation in New Apprenticeships and total training hours continued to grow; (2) one-third of workers held a VET qualification, with the proportion varying widely across different industries and VET qualifications are continuing to dominate in trade occupations; (3) overall employer satisfaction with VET remained high; (4) although many students sought VET qualifications, large numbers of students also met their skill development needs by completing specific modules and/or units of competency; (5) a majority of graduates who had participated in VET for vocational reasons believed that they had achieved their main objective; and (6) expenditure on VET by both government and enterprises appeared to be increasing. (Fifty-seven tables/figures are included. The appendixes detail specific outcomes by each performance measure in 52 additional tables/figures. A glossary is also included.) (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Annual Reports, Apprenticeships, Articulation (Education), Cost Effectiveness, Delivery Systems, Education Work Relationship, Educational Attainment, Educational Finance, Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives, Educational Opportunities, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Educational Research, Employer Attitudes, Employment Level, Employment Patterns, Enrollment Trends, Evaluation Criteria, Federal State Relationship, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Glossaries, National Programs, National Standards, Outcomes of Education, Participation, Partnerships in Education, Performance Factors, Postsecondary Education, Program Costs, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Rural Areas, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Special Needs Students, State Programs, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student Needs, Training, Unemployment, Urban Areas, Vocational Education, Womens Education
ANTA Publications, GPO Box 3120, Brisbane Q 4001 Australia. Web site: http://www.anta.gov.au/.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian National Training Authority, Brisbane.
Identifiers - Location: Australia