Vocational Educational Training in Australia Term Paper by Nicky

Vocational Educational Training in Australia
A brief look at the vocational education system in Australia.
# 128507 | 1,234 words | 1 source | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Jul 26, 2010 in Education (General)

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The paper looks at the pathways to vocational skill acquisition and lists the providers of vocational education and training in Australia. The paper discusses the Australia Qualifications Framework (AQF) and the main four fields of study in Australia, but then explains the barriers some have in their quest to join vocational educational training (VET) programs. The paper concludes that vocational education training (VET) programs in Australia are enabling individuals to attain certification and gain employment.

Vocational Skills
Australia Qualifications Framework
Statistics in Australia
Barriers to Acquisition of VET
Summary and Conclusion

From the Paper:

"The vocational education system in the country of Australia has undergone evolution over an extended period of time and some of the primary developmental milestones are stated to include: (1) Early 1800s when the "craft based apprenticeship system" arrived from England; (2) Early 1800s to 1960s: (a) Apprenticeships gradually expanded across various occupations however, this expansion was different among colonies, states, and territories; (b) The gradual establishment of technical colleges and technical secondary schools as well as other various technical, vocational and training institutions all of which received little funding from the government.(Robinson, 2000); and (3) 1970s to Present: During the 1970s the modern Vocational Education System was established with public funding on the national level. Funding was through Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutes and the introduction of significant national government financial support for TAFE. The national government also introduced subsidies for apprenticeships in the 1970s."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Robinson, Chris (2000) Developments in Australia's Vocational Education and Training System. NCVER 2000. Workshop presented to the Central Institute of Vocational and Technical Education. Beijing, PR China. August 2000. http://www.ncver.edu.au/pubs/confs/china.pdf

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