ERIC Number: ED475399
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
An Investigation of ACCI's User Choice Proposals. Working Paper.
Ferrier, Fran; Smith, Chris Selby
A project investigated Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI)-developed proposals designed to strengthen User Choice. (The ability of employers and employees to select a training provider of their choice, providing it is registered in their state or territory, is known as "User Choice.") Stage 1 analyzed the ACCI position, using published ACCI documents, the ACCI website, and information from consultation with an ACCI senior representative. Results indicated ACCI identified 5 "issues of contention" that continue to affect User Choice implementation; ACCI's new approach to User Choice was framed around 3 elements, each with a different set of purposes; and ACCI proposed 11 new principles, a new pricing and purchase policy, an online matching register, and E-business facility for User Choice. In Stage 2, information about current User Choice practice and views of the State Training Authorities (STAs) were gathered in these three ways: from STAs' websites; from written responses from STAs to a set of questions about the ACCI proposals; and from additional information from some STAs in telephone consultations. Overall, the websites for User Choice and New Apprenticeships appear to provide a solid foundation on which it would be possible to build an expanded e-business facility for User Choice. STAs identified these major issues: risks in a further deregulated setting, quality, costs, local needs, funding, and industry. (YLB)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Apprenticeships, Enrollment Management, Postsecondary Education, Program Implementation, Program Proposals, School Business Relationship, School Choice, State Agencies, State Regulation, Trainees, Training, Vocational Education
For full text: http://www.education.monash.edu.au/centres/ceet/wp47.rtf.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Australian National Training Authority, Melbourne.
Authoring Institution: Monash Univ., Clayton, Victoria (Australia). Centre for the Economics of Education and Training.
Identifiers - Location: Australia