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Hebdon, Sharon – International Journal of Training Research, 2015
The Learning Academic Skills Support program was designed to improve progression and retention rates for students articulating from vocational education into the Bachelor of Hospitality Management at Holmesglen Institute. The program is scheduled around the student experience during their first semester in higher education and incorporates…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Skill Development, Academic Persistence, Vocational Education
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Hodge, Brad – International Journal of Training Research, 2014
A range of evidence suggests that changing a person's pattern of behaviour is extremely difficult, with past behaviour being one of the strongest predictors of future behaviour. This is particularly evident in the university setting where students tend to use the same academic processes they have used throughout their schooling despite any…
Descriptors: Training, Training Methods, Training Objectives, Behavior Change
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Weadon, Helen; Baker, Adam – International Journal of Training Research, 2014
As a result of widened student participation, liberalisation and reform in the Australian tertiary education sector, provision of higher education qualifications is no longer solely the domain of universities. Traditionally, technical and further education (TAFE) institutions partnering with universities have provoked unease in the tertiary sector…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Higher Education
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Venville, Annie; Street, Annette F. – International Journal of Training Research, 2014
Vocational Education and Training (VET) students experiencing mental illness have been described as one of the most vulnerable student groups in the Australian post-secondary sector. This vulnerability can be attributed to the impacts of illness, the oft-reported experiences of stigma and discrimination, and low educational outcomes. There is…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Postsecondary Education, College Students, Mental Disorders
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Fredman, Nick – International Journal of Training Research, 2013
There is a lack of coherence between education, training and work in Australia indicated by low proportions of VET graduates who work in occupations related to their qualification and mismatches between qualifications, skills and work. This paper discusses how student flows through tertiary education can further illustrate this lack of coherence.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Adult Education, Adult Learning
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Newell, Frances – International Journal of Training Research, 2012
The Federal government is seeking to increase the proportion of Australians with bachelor degrees and to increase the proportion of low SES students in higher education. This will focus attention on degree completion rates for all students, including non-traditional students who have previously been reported as having lower higher education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Federal Government, Postsecondary Education, Higher Education
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Cameron, Roslyn; O'Hanlon-Rose, Terry – International Journal of Training Research, 2011
The complex interplay of technological advances, global demographic trends and macroeconomic forces has seen the emergence of global markets, economies, supply chains and labour markets. The use of skilled migration policy and initiatives for many countries feeling the effects of aging populations and skill shortages adds another dimension to this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Global Approach, Occupational Mobility
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Venville, Annie – International Journal of Training Research, 2010
This paper meets at the crossroads of personal experience and public policy. The personal is the experience of learning as described by five TAFE students with a mental illness. The public policy context is the increased political pressure on Australia's major vocational training providers to increase workforce participation of people with mental…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Mental Disorders, Foreign Countries, Learning Experience
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Pritchard, Brenda; Anderson, Damon – International Journal of Training Research, 2009
In recent times, governments have introduced new policies and programs to address the needs of early school leavers. One such initiative is the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL), which aims to provide a vocationally-oriented alternative to the academic senior school certificate. Since the implementation of VCAL in the Technical and…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Adult Education, Vocational Education, Foreign Countries
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Deissinger, Thomas; Smith, Erica; Pickersgill, Richard – International Journal of Training Research, 2006
This article explores some different ways of providing vocational qualifications, specifically for young people who do not go directly to university from school. The examples of Germany and Australia are discussed and show that historical, political, economic and social factors influence the preferred modes of training and their relative perceived…
Descriptors: Qualifications, Education Work Relationship, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education
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Abbott, Malcolm – International Journal of Training Research, 2005
The purpose of this paper is to examine the different ways in which the polytechnics in Auckland in New Zealand have changed their growth strategies since they were given a degree of autonomy in 1990. Since then the three institutions have followed similar, but not entirely identical strategies, which has meant that the three institutions have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Postsecondary Education, Technical Education, Educational Change
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Selby-Smith, Chris; Ferrier, Fran – International Journal of Training Research, 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…
Descriptors: Employment Qualifications, Vocational Education, Financial Support, Disabilities
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Abbott, Malcolm; Doucouliagos, Hristos – International Journal of Training Research, 2004
In New Zealand the most important institutions that are responsible for the delivery of vocational education and training programs are the government owned and operated tertiary education institutions known as polytechnics. The New Zealand polytechnics deliver programs at the certificate, diploma and degree level. During the course of the 1990s,…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Competition, Foreign Countries, Unit Costs
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Graham, Anne; Phelps, Renata; Kerr, Berenice; McMaster, Lee – International Journal of Training Research, 2004
Australia is currently witnessing a melding of its various education sectors and a gradual erosion of distinctions between school, vocational education and higher education. Such developments are leading toward a "seamless web" of post-compulsory education, a goal strongly articulated by governments, bureaucrats, business and educators…
Descriptors: Compulsory Education, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, High School Students
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Moodie, Gavin – International Journal of Training Research, 2003
The blurring of the boundary between Australian vocational education and training and higher education is leading to a reconsideration of the current structure of Australian tertiary education. This paper starts with the main overlap of the Australian tertiary education sectors, diplomas and advanced diplomas. The ambiguous treatment of these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Postsecondary Education, Comparative Education