Shedding light: private 'for profit' training providers and young early school leavers

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Author: Myconos, George; Clarke, Kira; Te Riele, Kitty


This research aims to shed light on the role of private providers in delivering training to a particular cohort of learners, young people who have left school early. The authors surveyed 130 private 'for profit' registered training organisations (RTOs) to find out their perspectives on teaching and learning practices, engaging with early school leavers, and the educational and wellbeing support services provided to the young learners. A number of key messages emerged from the research. Young early school leaver learners face a range of barriers to participating in education and...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Providers of education and training; Disadvantaged; Youth; Participation; Teaching and learning

Keywords: Registered training organisation; Private training provider; Institutional role; Institutional characteristic; Youth at risk; Dropout; Education and training needs; Learning support; Barrier; Enrolment; Completion

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2016

Physical description: 81 p.

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ISBN: 9781925173628

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 125.10

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