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ERIC Number: ED511761
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 40
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-9214-1379-7
Expanding National Vocational Education and Training Statistical Collections: Private Provider Engagement
Smith, Andrew C.; Potter, Rosemary; Smith, Peter J.
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)
The research reported was intended to identify the barriers and facilitators to the participation of private education and training providers in the supply of data to the national vocational education and training (VET) statistical collection. In addition, the research process developed a number of strategies to assist private registered training organisations (RTOs) to participate in the training market and tested those strategies with the industry. The larger context for the research can be found in the growing recognition that the private provision of VET in Australia has grown into a thriving industry that makes a considerable contribution to the national training effort. However, the nation holds only poor data on the size of this contribution, its profile, or its participants. From the private training sector viewpoint, that is an unsatisfactory position since it does not develop a public perception of the value of the sector to the nation; it is also unsatisfactory from a government perspective in that, without a clear knowledge of the total VET effort, there can only be partial planning of future growth in VET, its outputs, its contribution to the economy and economic development, and to its role in providing greater equity. The purpose of this research: (1) to identify the barriers to private providers in supplying statistical data to the National VET Provider Collection; (2) to identify drivers that would encourage private providers to supply those data; (3) to identify some data requirements that private providers would either not be able to, or would not wish to, provide to the National VET Provider Collection; and (4) to develop and provide strategies that would assist private provider participation. Survey questions and response options are appended. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research
Identifiers - Location: Australia