Pre-apprenticeships in Australia: differing orientations and their policy implications

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Author: Dumbrell, Tom; Smith, Erica


Little has been published in the Australian vocational education and training (VET) literature on the topic of pre-apprenticeships, which are a loose type of preparatory courses for apprenticeships available in some trades. Nevertheless, pre-apprenticeships have been in existence for several decades. With continuing concern over skill shortages in Australia, the research study on which this paper is based investigated the role of pre-apprenticeship courses in addressing skill shortages in the electrotechnology, automotive and engineering trades, some of the largest 'traditional trades'...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Apprenticeship; Vocational education and training; Policy

Keywords: Prevocational education and training; Apprentice; Apprenticeable occupation; Training policy; Policy implications

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Abingdon, England: Taylor and Francis, 2013

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Journal volume: 65

Journal number: 2

Journal date: June 2013

Pages: pp. 161-176

ISSN: 1363-6820, 1747-5090 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 112.849

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