NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED493988
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 188
Abstractor: ERIC
Generic Skills in Vocational Education and Training: Research Readings
Gibb, Jennifer, Ed.
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)
Possessing generic or employability skills is vital in the current labour market. The vocational education and training (VET) sector, like other education sectors, must ensure its clients gain and develop generic skills. This volume of readings summarises NCVER managed research into generic skills undertaken in 2001 and 2002. The work covers four main topics: defining and specifying generic skills; exploring training providers', teachers' and learners' perspectives of these skills; exploring the workplace perspective of generic skills; and assessing these skills. To ensure people gain the generic skills they need, the research suggests improving the documentation of these skills in training packages, and sharing good teaching, learning and certifying practice. Following an Overview (Jennifer Gibb and Penelope Curtin), this document contains these research readings: (1) International Perspectives on Generic Skills (David D. Curtis), (2) Employability Skills for the Future (Penelope Curtin); (3) VET Teacher and Student Attitudes about Generic Skills (Victor Callan); (4) Developing Generic Skills in Training Packages (Susan Dawe); (5) Employability Skills: Balancing the Equation (Tess Julian); (6) The Development of Employability Skills in Novice Workers through Employment (Erica Smith and Paul Comyn); (7) Making Experience Work: Displaced Workers Provide 109 New Insights into Generic Skills (Crina Virgona and Peter Waterhouse); (8) "Generic skills" in a Changing Work Environment (Geof Hawke); (9) The Assessment of Generic Skills (David D. Curtis); (10) Assessing and Certifying Generic Skills (Berwyn Clayton, Kaaren Blom, Dave Meyers and Andrea Bateman); and (11) Assessment of Key Competencies: The Torrens Valley TAFE Approach (Rob Denton).
National Centre for Vocational Education Research Ltd. P.O. Box 8288, Stational Arcade, Adelaide, SA 5000, Australia. Tel: +61-8-230-8400; Fax: +61-8-212-3436; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Australian National Training Authority, Melbourne.
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A