ERIC Number: EJ938291
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
Funding Arrangements for VET Students with a Disability: More Talk or Actual Improvement?
Selby-Smith, Chris; Ferrier, Fran
International Journal of Training Research, v3 n2 p1-15 2005
VET has an important role in providing equitable access to post-school opportunities for education and training, but is not satisfactorily discharging its responsibilities in relation to Australians with a disability. 16.7% of the working age population were estimated to have a disability in 1998, but only 4.5% of VET enrolments were students with a disability (in 2000). Indeed, the proportion had fallen from 5.1% in 1996. Also students with a disability were less likely than VET students as a whole to be studying higher level courses, to be in employment, to undertake further studies, and to achieve successful module or employment outcomes. This study analyses the existing funding arrangements in each Australian jurisdiction; identifies three possible sets of improved arrangements (modification of the existing arrangements; additional base funding; and case management); and outlines appropriate next steps if effective improvement is actually to occur.
Descriptors: Employment Qualifications, Vocational Education, Financial Support, Disabilities, Access to Education, Foreign Countries, Postsecondary Education, Enrollment Trends, Outcomes of Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia