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ERIC Number: ED508816
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 116
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-9214-1363-6
Vocational Education and Training Workforce Data 2008: A Compendium
Guthrie, Hugh, Ed.
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)
There has been a continued interest in the numbers and characteristics of those who make up the vocational education and training (VET) sector's own workforce. To address this, the Department of Education, Employment, and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) commissioned the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) to undertake three projects, updating previous work (NCVER 2004). Each project generated a report which is included in this compendium. The first report, "Getting the measure of the VET professional: An update", draws on analyses of Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data from the Survey of Education and Training (SET) and the Census of Population and Housing to provide an updated demographic profile of VET professionals and VET practitioners. The second report, "National TAFE workforce study 2008", provides national data on the TAFE workforce in 2008 and, where possible, compares this with 2002 data. The final report, "VET workforce collection: Feasibility report", considers what needs to be known about the national VET workforce and what options are available for collecting that information. The reports confirm the difficulty of getting accurate information and numbers for the VET workforce at present. We know little about the movement into and out of the sector and the career paths of VET staff. Nor do we understand much about the qualifications--teaching and vocational--VET staff hold. This type of information is important if there is to be a national approach to building a more "professional" VET workforce. Individual studies contain footnotes and references. (Contains 11 figures and 73 tables.)
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: Adult Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research
Identifiers - Location: Australia