The impact of disadvantage on VET completion and employment gaps

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Author: McVicar, Duncan; Tabasso, Domenico


Increasing educational attainment is generally tied to better employment outcomes. The vocational education and training (VET) sector is often used as an entry point into post-compulsory education for individuals who have experienced disadvantage in their lives. But does increasing participation in VET by disadvantaged individuals necessarily lead to the same benefits as experienced by their non-disadvantaged peers? Specifically, do disadvantaged learners have similar completion rates and employment outcomes as their non-disadvantaged peers? Using data from the National Centre for...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Outcomes; Employment; Disadvantaged; Qualifications; Participation; Research; Vocational education and training; Statistics

Keywords: Outcomes of education and training; Comparative analysis; Completion; Unemployment; Data analysis

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2016

Physical description: 54 p.

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Also called: The impact of disadvantage on vocational education and training completion and employment gaps

ISBN: 9781925173246

Resource type: Report

Rights: With the exception of the Commonwealth Coat of Arms, the Department's logo, any material protected by a trade mark and where otherwise noted all material presented in this document is provided under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia licence. To view a copy of the licence visit:

Call number: TD/TNC 121.06

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