Pod - Students

Students, the main client group of education and training systems, are a very diverse group including: secondary students undertaking (vocational education and training) VET in Schools; individuals enrolled at a postcompulsory education level such as TAFE, college, university, or a private/registered training provider, generally to obtain a credential; those studying non-credit bearing courses such as basic skills training; and those learning from a more experienced colleague and mentor, often in the workplace. Students may also be from overseas or ‘non-traditional’, that is, beyond traditional school age and they may be under-prepared or from other groups who have historically been under-represented in postcompulsory education.

Research in this area focuses on student motivations for learning, participation in and outcomes of education and training, and the quality of delivery methods.