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Creating a future direction for Australian vocational education and training : a discussion paper on the future of the VET system /

By: Skills Australia
Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Skills Australia 2010Description: PDFSubject(s): Vocational Education Government Policy | Labour Market | Youth Education | Occupational Training | Skilled Labour Forecasting | Labour Supply | Skill Development | Apprenticeships | Training | Service Provision | Vocational Education And Training (vet) | Skills Australia | EducationOnline Resources: Electronic copy
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October 2010 Includes bibliographical references SCHOOL TO WORK

Australia needs people to have more skills and to use them productively in the workplace. We also need higher rates of workforce participation. To help achieve these goals we need to increase demand from employers to take on and use these skills. This comes hand in hand with improving the depth, range and responsiveness of services the VET system provides. However, the uptake of training will not happen unless students, employers and the community have confidence in the quality and appropriateness of VET services and providers. This paper outlines a number of issues for discussion that can help set the direction Australian vocational education and training might take to achieve these objectives. Many of the issues will be familiar to those working in and with the sector. Skills Australia is keen to tap into this knowledge and experience to come up with workable solutions. We want to hear from people who use or have used the VET system- what are the directions the VET sector can take so it better meets your requirements?



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