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25 years of VOCEDplus


In September 1989, two print publications, Initiatives in Technical and Further Education and TAFE projects in progress, were incorporated to become the Vocational Education and Training Research Database, the first incarnation of VOCEDplus. It was originally produced as a quarterly print publication with an electronic version distributed on diskettes. The database first went online in 1997. Today, VOCEDplus contains over 63,000 items (with more than 34,000 in full text online) and receives an average of 30,000 visits each month from over 200 different countries.

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Problems of unemployed youth in the western region of Melbourne: a study looking at background, aspirations, and access to education of youth in the 15-19 age group

This 1976 study investigated factors that influenced students' decisions to undertake further study or to join the work force (or become unemployed) with particular emphasis on participation in TAFE courses. It considered the effects of factors such as family and educational background, migrant status, aspirations, knowledge of TAFE colleges and employment history.

VOCEDplus Highlights

VOCEDplus Highlights is a monthly publication presenting an edited selection from the latest additions to the VOCEDplus database, in order to highlight some of the issues appearing in tertiary education research internationally.

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