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ERIC Number: ED505812
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Apr
Pages: 55
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 49
Policy Developments in VET: Analysis for Selected Countries. Working Paper No. 54
Noonan, Peter; Burke, Gerald; White, Paul
Centre for the Economics of Education and Training, Monash University
This paper is concerned with the strategies being adopted for vocational education and training (VET) in Australia and the lessons that could be learned for them from policies in other countries. Six issues are considered in the paper, each relates to or more of the objectives and particular strategies in the Australia's National Strategy for Vocational Education and Training 2004-2010: (1) Workforce/adult training and retraining in the light of ageing and shifting occupational structures; (2) Equity issues for indigenous and other groups; (3) Managing demand and funding so that priorities are met; (4) Developments in qualification structures and quality assurance; (5) Enhancing provider capacity to ensure quality and responsiveness; and (6) Regional and community capacity building. The approach taken was to analyse national strategies, policies, objectives and priorities of government agencies to provide a point of comparison with Australia's National Strategy for VET. Analysis was most focused on the United Kingdom and New Zealand, and limited for Canada, due to the decentralised nature of that system. Implications for Australia are set out by strategy. (Contains 6 footnotes and 2 boxes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Australian National Training Authority
Authoring Institution: Monash University, Centre for the Economics of Education and Training
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Canada; New Zealand; United Kingdom