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ERIC Number: ED561381
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Vocations: The Link between Post-Compulsory Education and the Labour Market. What the Research Says For... Qualification & Approval Bodies
Wheelahan, Leesa; Buchanan, John; Yu, Serena
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)
This summary pulls together the relevant key findings for qualification and approval bodies from the research program "Vocations: The Link between Post-Compulsory Education and the Labour Market." The program was comprised of three different strands: (1) pathways from VET in Schools, (2) pathways within and between vocational education and training (VET) and higher education, and (3) pathways in the labour market. Current VET qualifications are based on competency-based training, which assumes a direct link between qualifications and jobs. However, past research shows that this is often not the case. This research explores the notion of "vocational streams," which could potentially provide a better frame of reference for shaping the evolution of qualifications and jobs. Education and training in vocational capabilities, rather than in specific occupational tasks, could possibly result in a more sustainable and adaptable workforce. [See the research report "Linking Qualifications and the Labour Market through Capabilities and Vocational Streams. Synthesis Report" at ED561378; and the related summaries for: Government & Policy-Makers at ED561379; Industry at ED561380; and Tertiary Education Providers & School Educators at ED561382.]
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: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Australian Government Department of Education and Training
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research
Identifiers - Location: Australia