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ERIC Number: ED505781
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
The Funding of VET for Students With Disabilities
Selby Smith, Chris; Ferrier, Fran
Centre for the Economics of Education and Training, Monash University, Paper prepared for the Australian VET Research Association conference, "Changing the Face of VET" (Sydney, Australia, Apr 9-11, 2003)
This report on an NREC project is concerned to explore the existing arrangements for funding students with a disability in vocational education and training throughout Australia; and also with possible alternative arrangements. The project surveyed the limited existing literature and outlined the existing funding arrangements, based on written material, and visits and discussions with State and Territory training authorities and VET providers. The four possible funding arrangements which were identified are: the current situation; modifications to the existing arrangements which nevertheless retain the same basic structure; additional base funding for VET providers; and a case management approach. In addition, five general conclusions were identified, together with two steps which could be taken to progress matters. First, STA's, other relevant organisations and providers could consider the options and possible implementation action, with their respective strengths and weaknesses, recognising that there are a range of permutations and combinations and that decisions on how best to proceed need not be identical in each State and Territory. Secondly, a pilot project could be established to trial the preferred funding arrangements, followed by careful evaluation, before making any wholesale changes. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Monash University, Centre for the Economics of Education and Training
Identifiers - Location: Australia