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Pathways is a broad term which covers the options available to individuals to: move from vocational education and training (VET) into higher education; combine secondary education with VET; move from unemployment into training; learn while working; and have their knowledge recognised for credit towards qualifications. This includes secondary students exploring their future tertiary options and people who may not meet traditional entry requirements exploring alternative routes to further education and training. Policies and programmes that assist with access to all forms of education, training and research are important to both students and providers. Research increases the development and understanding of pathways options to better meet the needs, abilities and interests of both cohorts. Regular evaluations and reviews of pathways strategies are also of interest to research in this area.