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ERIC Number: ED499709
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 46
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 31
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-921170-57-7
ISSN: N/A
Higher-Level Vocational Education and Training Qualifications: Their Importance in Today's Training Market. A National Vocational Education and Training Research and Evaluation Program Report
Foster, Sue; Delaney, Bernadette; Bateman, Andrea; Dyson, Chloe
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)
The relevance of higher-level vocational education and training qualifications to students and employers in six industry sectors; namely, disability services; nursing; engineering; electronics/electro-technology; multi-media; and design, is explored in this report. The report suggests possible improvements, including a greater emphasis on opportunities within training programs for extended and practical workplace experience and in cross-discipline knowledge and industry skills. One of the important findings of this research is that many of those who have completed higher-level vocational education and training (VET) qualifications are employed in jobs not commensurate with their qualification level. Entry-level job applicants with a higher-level VET qualification are in an extremely competitive job market, competing with existing workers with a high level of technical competence and workplace experience, as well as, in some cases, people with university degrees. The challenge for the VET sector is to make its graduates more competitive. This report is likely to be of interest to VET policymakers, industry bodies, industry skills councils and course developers from both public and private providers. The following are appended: (1) Enterprise interview questions; (2) Telephone survey questions: Training package developers; and (3) Student focus group questions. (Contains 4 tables.) [This work has been produced with funding provided through the Australian Department of Education, Science and Training. The author/project team was funded to undertake this research via a grant under the National Vocational Education and Training Research and Evaluation (NVETRE) program. For the related Support Document, see ED499710.]
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: ncver@ncver.edu.au; Web site: http://www.ncver.edu.au/publications/index.html
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia