Factors which encourage course completions by Aboriginal people: an Indigenous perspective

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Author: Towney, Rod


TAFE NSW's Western Institute is known among other educational providers for its successful enrolment of Aboriginal students. During 2011 the number of enrolments exceeded 7000, which is the largest enrolment of Aboriginal students in any TAFE (technical and further education) institute in Australia. Although the scale of enrolments is pleasing, the completion rates for Aboriginal students do not match those of non-Aboriginal people. This research aims to understand why Aboriginal students generally do not complete courses. The initiative is significant as it is the first time an...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Indigenous people; Participation; Qualifications; Vocational education and training; Providers of education and training; Culture and society; Research; Students; Statistics

Keywords: Indigenous education; Completion; TAFE; Enrolment; Qualitative research; Interview; Data analysis; Comparative analysis

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia; New South Wales

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2012

Physical description: 19 p.

On cover: NCVER Building Researcher Capacity Community of Practice Scholarship Program 2011 participant

Resource type: Occasional paper

Call number: TD/TNC 110.10

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