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ERIC Number: ED561394
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 44
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 23
ISBN: 978-1-925173-14-7
Creating Vocational Streams: What Will It Take? Research Report
Yu, Serena
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)
This report is part of a wider three-year program of research, "Vocations: the link between post-compulsory education and the labour market," which is investigating the educational and occupational paths that people take, and how their study relates to their work. In particular, this strand has been investigating the application of vocational streams in the labour market, which they argue can play a role in increasing workforce capacity and in addressing skill shortages. Previous research from the program has identified a vocational stream as a set of occupations linked by work-related capabilities within a broad field of practice. It has also identified two preconditions for a vocational stream: links in underpinning skills and knowledge; and the potential for commitment and cooperation across stakeholders on resolving issues. As part of the third year of the program, the author interviewed a variety of industry stakeholders, with the aim of finding out how relationships between the social partners could facilitate vocational streams. This research is focused on the agriculture, financial services, healthcare and community services and engineering sectors. A glossary is included. The following are appended: (1) The capabilities approach to work; and (2) Research participants.
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: 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