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ERIC Number: ED507125
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct-21
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
High-Quality Traineeships: Identifying What Works. Good Practice Guide
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)
Traineeships were introduced alongside apprenticeships to increase the reach of contracted training to a wider range of occupations and industries and to a broader range of learners (particularly women) and to improve the labour market prospects of young people. Traineeships have given hundreds of thousands of Australians access to nationally recognised employment-based training in a wide range of occupational areas. Like apprenticeships, traineeships involve employment with an employer and the delivery of a qualification by a training provider. As the traineeship system is used by about a quarter of a million Australians at any one time, it is obviously important to achieve high-quality outcomes. This guide is based on research that set out to identify the features of high-quality traineeships and those factors that either facilitate or inhibit their quality. The guide also provides a model of a high-quality traineeship. (Contains 1 footnote.) [This good practice guide is based on the report, "High-quality traineeships: Identifying what works," by Erica Smith, Paul Comyn, Ros Brennan Kemmis and Andy Smith. Funding for this document was provided through the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations and under the National Vocational Education and Training Research and Evaluation Program.]
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research
Identifiers - Location: Australia