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ERIC Number: ED520174
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-9219-5501-3
Pathways: Developing the Skills of Australia's Workforce. Occasional Paper
Guthrie, Hugh; Stanwick, John; Karmel, Tom
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)
This paper was originally developed to help the Training and Skills Commission in South Australia consider the pathways between elements of the vocational education and training (VET) system, how they are working and what improvements can be made. It has been revised to make it national in scope. The authors reveal that quite substantial numbers of VET graduates go on to university level study or further study within VET itself. Significant numbers of university graduates also go on to study in VET. However, not all VET graduates choose to study at a higher level; a substantial proportion of students going on to further study do so at the same or lower level. This suggests that entitlement models need to consider horizontal (skills broadening) as well as vertical (only qualifications at a higher level) in their funding mix. Additional data tables are appended. (Contains 13 tables and 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research
Identifiers - Location: Australia