Is VET vocational?: the relevance of training to the occupations of vocational education and training graduates


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Author: Karmel, Tom; Mlotkowski, Peter; Awodeyi, Tomi


Vocational education and training (VET) is, by definition, vocational in intent. It is about acquiring skills to be used at work. The issue explored in this report is how VET is actually used in the labour market, in particular the match between what people study and the jobs they get. If the match is very good, then it can be concluded that the VET system is performing its role in providing individuals with vocational skills. If the match is poor, then the effectiveness of the VET system needs to be reviewed. The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) Student Outcomes...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Labour market

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2008

Physical description: 47 p.

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ISBN: 9781921412462

Statement of responsibility: Tom Karmel, Peter Mlotkowski, Tomi Awodeyi

A version of this paper was also presented at the 12th CEET National Conference in Melbourne, October 2008.

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 92.45

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