Kirby comes of age: the birth, difficult adolescence, and future prospects of traineeships


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Author: Cully, Mark

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Dusseldorp Skills Forum (DSF); Group Training Australia (GTA)


This discussion paper, commissioned by Dusseldorp Skills Forum (DSF) and Group Training (GTA) for a roundtable discussion on traineeships held in April 2006, analyses what has happened to traineeships in Australia in the changing labour market in the last 20 years since the Kirby report (indexed at TD/TNC 85.649) was published, and contributes to the debate about the direction, funding and quality of skills development. The paper argues that ‘the concept of traineeships has expanded from their original role of alleviating the high unemployment rates of young people in order to...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Participation; Traineeship; Labour market; Skills and knowledge; Employment

Keywords: Skill development; Employers; History

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: Sydney, New South Wales: Dusseldorp Skills Forum, 2006

Physical description: 32 p.

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ISBN: 0975025082

Statement of responsibility: Mark Cully

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 87.172

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