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ERIC Number: ED541751
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 44
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: ISBN-9-781-9220-5643-6
Barriers and Facilitators Affecting Course Completions by Apprentices and Trainees with Disabilities. Research Report
Cocks, Errol; Thoresen, Stian H.
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)
Apprenticeships and traineeships are useful pathways for people with a disability to obtain a qualification and gain employment. Based on a three-year program of research, this report explores the barriers and facilitators of course completion reported by students with a disability who have completed an apprenticeship or traineeship. Formal and informal support was the greatest facilitator to completion, and lack of resources the major barrier. This included poor training wages, equipment costs and a lack of time, often due to family commitments. Appended are: (1) Subthemes in the barriers to course completion; and (2) Subthemes in the facilitators to course completion. (Contains 11 tables and 4 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:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Postsecondary 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