An investigation of TAFE efficiency /
Contributor(s): Karmel, Tom | Stanwick, JohnSeries: National Centre for Vocational Education Research occasional paperPublisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2010Description: PDFISBN: 1921413999; 9781921413995Subject(s): Vocational Education Study And Teaching | Occupational Training Evaluation | Post-compulsory Education | Educational Evaluation | Education Statistics | Tafe | Effectiveness | Comparative Studies | Statistical Analysis | National Centre For Vocational Education Research (ncver) | EducationOnline Resources: Electronic copy
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Governments are interested in the relative efficiency of institutions, and in addition, information on efficiency can be used by individual institutions to benchmark themselves against their peers. The main factor that was found to affect efficiency, as defined in this paper, was degree of remoteness. Further, institute size is an important factor, with smaller institutes tending to be less efficient. This paper employs a mathematical technique known as Data Envelopment Analysis to examine the efficiency of TAFE institutes.