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ERIC Number: ED540879
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 36
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 12
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-9220-5640-5
ISSN: N/A
Entry to Vocations: The Efficacy of VET in Schools. Research Report
Clarke, Kira
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)
Recent policy changes have facilitated an expanded role for VET in Schools in supporting school completion, with vocational education and training (VET) in schools qualifications and subjects receiving increasing recognition in senior secondary certificates. Despite increased attainment of VET qualifications amongst 15 to 19-year-olds (Australian Curriculum, Reporting and Assessment Authority 2011), the outcomes of vocational learning within Australian senior secondary certificates are still problematic. At regional and school levels, VET in Schools is weakened by a lack of trust and investment from employers and industry, misconceptions about the validity and rigour of schools' vocational programs and a lack of capacity in schools to provide the necessary career advice to support effective vocational choices. With increasing numbers of senior secondary students engaging in VET in Schools and expecting to benefit from the attainment of qualifications, it is of great concern that existing systems fail to provide a coherent and effective pathway to sustainable occupational careers. This report has been prepared as part of the consortium research program, "Vocations: the link between post-compulsory education and the labour market." This report focuses on entry to vocations and how to improve occupational and further study outcomes from entry-level vocational education and training. The key research question being addressed is: What are the main variables shaping the relationship between VET, employment and occupations at the entry-level? (Contains 2 figures, 2 tables, and 3 footnotes.)
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: ncver@ncver.edu.au; Web site: http://www.ncver.edu.au
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Australian Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research
Identifiers - Location: Australia