TAFE funding and the education targets: a paper discussing recent trends in public funding for VET and TAFE and the implications for future funding of government targets to improve the skills of the Australia population


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Author: Long, Michael

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Monash University-ACER. Centre for the Economics of Education and Training (CEET); Australian Education Union (AEU)


This paper explores the funding implications for the vocational education and training (VET) sector, and especially for TAFE institutes, of government targets to increase the education and training qualification profile of the Australian population. The paper states that: (1) funding for VET has dropped almost 12 per cent per hour of tuition between 2003 and 2008, and by more than 22 per cent per hour since 1997; (2) the proportion of VET funding received by TAFEs, which provides the vast majority of VET, has declined since at least 2002 as payments to private training institutes...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Workforce development; Outcomes; Governance; Finance

Keywords: Trend; Future; Government role; Investment

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: Melbourne, Victoria: CEET, 2010

Physical description: 21 p.

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Resource type: Paper

Document number: TD/TNC 99.913

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