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ERIC Number: ED563490
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-1-925173-44-4
Balancing Consistency and Flexibility in Student Training Entitlements: Research Overview
Bowman, Kaye; McKenna, Suzy; Griffin, Tabatha
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)
This research overview summarizes the work undertaken by Kaye Bowman and Suzy McKenna in exploring jurisdictional approaches to the implementation of student entitlements to vocational skills training, a key reform initiative in the National Partnership Agreement on Skills Reform (NPASR) of 2012-16. The overview is a condensed summary of three related papers, the first being a description of the recent evolution of a national training system, the second a detailed description and analysis on the manner in which student entitlements have been implemented by the states and territories, and, thirdly, the reflective opinions of informed experts on these issues. It highlights similarities and differences in the implementation of student entitlements and, pieced together, it examines the balance between the consistency of the national policy approach and practised jurisdictional flexibility, and the consequences for the longer-term objectives of the national training system. [For the reports summarized in this research overview, see ED563482, ED563486, and ED563483.]
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 - Evaluative
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