The contribution of VET student placement to innovation in host organisations

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The vocational education and training (VET) sector has an important role to play in the National Innovation and Science Agenda, particularly through the development of skills. This research explores the idea of whether the student placement process - where an individual is placed in a workplace to hone their new skills - can contribute to innovation in the host organisation. The research found that, while students were generally not able to contribute to innovation per se, there were examples of knowledge diffusion (students bringing new and updated knowledge into their host...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Innovation; Outcomes; Students; Vocational education and training; Providers of education and training; Industry; Employment; Teaching and learning; Skills and knowledge

Keywords: Partnership in education and training; Student placement; Work experience; Work integrated learning; Outcomes of education and training; Knowledge sharing

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2017

Physical description: 47 p. (report) + 25 p. (support document)

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Also called: The contribution of vocational education and training student placement to innovation in host organisations

ISBN: 9781925173857

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 127.15

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