Student movement: pathways, fields and links to work

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Author: Fredman, Nick

Abstract:

There is a lack of coherence between education, training and work in Australia indicated by low proportions of [vocational education and training] VET graduates who work in occupations related to their qualification and mismatches between qualifications, skills and work. This paper discusses how student flows through tertiary education can further illustrate this lack of coherence. Changing levels of qualifications in the workforce and the extent of student movement within and between VET and higher education, and within and between fields of education, are examined. The findings for several fields are related to labour market changes in relevant occupations. It is argued that links within tertiary education are generally quite weak and have not improved in recent years, although this varies markedly by field. It is further argued that the long-standing policy focus on improving tertiary pathways has not proved adequate and that better ways to link education, training and work need to be found.

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There is a lack of coherence between education, training and work in Australia indicated by low proportions of [vocational education and training] VET graduates who work in occupations related to their qualification and mismatches between qualifications, skills and work. This paper discusses how student flows through tertiary education can further illustrate this lack of coherence. Changing levels of qualifications in the workforce and the extent of student movement within and between VET and higher education, and within and between fields of education, are examined. The findings for ...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Students; Vocational education and training; Pathways; Higher education; Policy

Keywords: Articulation

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Sippy Downs, Queensland: e-Content Management, 2013

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Journal title: International journal of training research

Journal volume : 11

Journal number: 1

Journal date: April 2013

Pages: pp. 5-16

ISSN: 1488-0220

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call Number:
TD/TNC 113.107



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