Brotherhood of St Laurence

Rethinking skills in vocational education and training : from competencies to capabilities /

By: New South Wales. Department of Education and Communities
Publisher: [Sydney, N.S.W.?] New South Wales. Department of Education and Communities 2011Description: PDFISBN: 97819210840334Subject(s): Skill Development | Vocational Education | Employees Training Of | Labour Productivity | Qualifications, Professional | Employment Training | Well Being | Vocational Education And Training (vet)Online Resources: Electronic copy
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November 2011 Includes bibliographical references

Governments around the world are concerned with skill development, skill shortages, and skills mismatches. As with many other countries, Australia is seeking to increase its "stock" of skills because they are considered intrinsic to innovation, competitiveness and productivity. Skills are also considered intrinsic to social inclusion as those without skill are marginalised from work, experience lower levels of health and well-being, and have less capacity to shape the major developments in their lives. However, while there is general agreement that skills are important, there is less clarity on the nature of skill, the kinds of skills we need and how they should be developed.



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