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Assuring quality in vocational education and training : the role of accrediting VET providers /

by European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training.

Publisher: Luxembourg Publications Office of the European Union 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Cedefop Reference series ; no. 90.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography pp. 207-217Summary: This publication examines how accreditation systems relate to quality assurance by means of 12 in-depth case studies. Of these, four relate to economic sectors, eight to countries. The results show that accreditation systems are widely accepted by providers, and deliver vocational education and training to predefined quality standards - with or without the direct involvement of public authorities. Accreditation has a clearing effect: weak performers disappear from the market and successfully accredited providers become more visible. The use of quality labels could be more widespread. It is mostly found in the sectoral examples, especially where the value of such labels can be clearly defined. The study shows that accreditation systems for vocational education and training can make sure that minimum standards are observed in VET delivery. For the future, the challenge will be to turn accreditation into a driving force for better quality. To do so, the study suggests a multistep approach to accreditation and concludes with recommendations for national, sectoral and European stakeholders.Availability: (1)

Dynamics of poor health and non-employment /

by Haan, Peter | Institute for the Study of Labor | Myck , Michal.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Institute for the Study of Labor 2009Description: PDF.Other title: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). Discussion paper ;.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2009 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: While there is little doubt that the probability of poor health increases with age, and that less healthy people face a more difficult situation on the labour market, the precise relationship between facing the risks of health deterioration and labour market instability is not well understood. Using twelve years of data from the German Socio-Economic Panel we study the nature of the relationship between poor health and non-employment on a sample of German men aged 30-59. We propose to model poor health and non-employment as interrelated risks determined within a dynamic structure conditional on a set of individual characteristics. Applying dynamic panel estimation we identify the mechanism through which poor health contributes to the probability of being jobless and vice versa. We find an important role of unobserved heterogeneity and evidence for correlation in the unobservable characteristics determining the two processes. The results also show strong persistence in the dynamics of poor health and non-employment.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Employment of people with disabilities. /

by Australia. Parlaiment. Senate. Standing Committee on Community Affairs.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. The Parliament 1992Description: 507 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Estimating the effect of a retraining program on the re-employment rate of displaced workers . /

by Cavaco, Sandra | Institute for the Study of Labor | Foug re, Denis | Pouget, Julien.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Institute for the Study of Labor 2009Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: In this paper we estimate by matching techniques the effects of a French retraining program on the reemployment rate of displaced workers. This program, called "Conventions de conversion", was intended to improve reemployment prospects of displaced workers by proposing them retraining and job seeking assistance for a period of six months beginning just after the dismissal. Our empirical analysis is based upon non-experimental data collected by the French Ministry of Labour. Matching estimates show that this program succeeded in increasing the employment rate of trainees by approximately 6 points of percentage in the medium-term, namely in the second and third years after the date of entry into the program. This improvement is essentially due to an increase of their reemployment rate in regular jobs, namely jobs under long-term labour contracts.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Pathways to a profession : education and training in early childhood education and care, Australia : final report. /

by Watson, Louise | Australia. Department of Science, Education and Training.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. The Department 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:32:39 PM Status: Live but restricted Details: HTTP status 401 - Not authorised Into & out of work INTO AND OUT OF WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Submission to the Essential Services Commission : Vocational Education and Training Fee and Funding Review /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2011Summary: The Brotherhood is also concerned that the existing funding and fee arrangements exacerbate the problem of underinvestment in Australia's human capital, and this at a time of looming skills shortages. Australian Bureau of Statistics labour force data shows that at December 2010 there were over 600,000 unemployed Australians. Equally important, a higher number of underemployed workers - 858,000 or 7.2 per cent of the labour force in November 2010 are seeking more work. This underutilisation rate of the labour force represents almost 1.5 million Australians of working age.Availability: (1)

Submission to the Victorian Government on skills reform. / BSL

by Brotherhood of St Laurence | Kamp, Annelies.

Publisher: Fitzroy Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2008Description: 14 p. PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The Brotherhood of St Laurence welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Discussion Paper on Skills Reform. Our responses are framed around a recommendation that the Victorian Government should: Ensure every Victorian school-leaver develops a learner–worker identity complemented by competency in employability skills in general and literacy and numeracy in particular ; Increase and sustain funding for the range of transition supports through school to work Provide incentives to employers to support them in recruiting and selection young apprentices and trainees ; Fund access to skills audit and recognition of prior learning mapped to AQF qualifications for all currently employed Victorians who lack an initial qualification at a minimum of CIII level ; Equip all employers with the skills, knowledge and resources to ensure their employees’ successful participation in and completion of nationally recognised training mapped to their workplace requirements ; Adequately fund workplace literacy initiatives for all enterprises identifying issues with workplace literacy ; Offer incentives for TAFE to move away from course-based learning to customised responses, delivered in partnership where necessary, to meet the assessed needs of individuals and businesses ; Strengthen the commitment to applied learning pedagogies in all domains of teacher training. Availability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1).

The role of funding bodies in in-service training for the non-government sector. /

by Nyland, Julie.

Publisher: 1991Description: p.143-156.Notes: Rec. no. for conference: B4030 indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Training of existing workers : issues, incentives and models. /

by Mawer, Giselle | Jackson, Elaine.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2005Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:20:20 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Vocational education and training in Australia, the United Kingdom and Germany . /

by Misko, Josie | National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:26:15 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Ways that work : good practices in working with unemployed people. /

by Ball, Colin.

Publisher: Carlton, Vic. The Association 1996Description: 177 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.Notes: Includes index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Where is your next worker? /

by Brown, David | Deloitte Australia | Dexter, Pip | Ramos, Al | Viel, Anthony.

Publisher: Deloitte Australia November 2011Description: 60 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: Where is your next worker? addresses the positive actions business and government can take to maintain momentum in the face of a looming national skill shortage. After all, the world may be desperately demanding what Australia has, but our ability to supply that demand is slipping as migration falls and retirements rise.Availability: (1)

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