Training Guarantee: its impact and legacy 1990-1994


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Author: Fraser, Doug

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Australia. Department of Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs. Evaluation and Monitoring Branch (EMB)


In 1990, the Australian government implemented an employer training levy, the Training Guarantee scheme, that required Australian enterprises to contribute some of their income to employee training or a government fund for the development of training programs. The Training Guarantee was suspended on 1 July 1994 and abolished in 1996 after much negative publicity about its impact, particularly on small business. This two-volume evaluation report examines the effectiveness of the Training Guarantee and the reasons for its successes and failures. It also provides a comprehensive analysis of...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Industry; Skills and knowledge; Finance; Statistics; Policy; Evaluation; Workforce development; Governance; Employment

Keywords: Skill development; Expenditure; Training levy; Training investment; Cost effectiveness; Statistical data; Training policy; Program evaluation; Training within industry; Education and training reform; Employers

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Department of Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs, 1996

Physical description: 2 v.

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Series: EMB report; no. 5/96

ISBN: 0644472502; 0644472510

Resource type: Government report or paper

Rights: Copyright Commonwealth of Australia reproduced by permission

Document number: TD/LMR 85.673

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