The development of TAFE in Australia


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Author: Goozee, Gillian


Technical and Further Education (TAFE) is the largest provider of post-secondary education in Australia. TAFE systems are administered by eight State and Territory authorities of varying size and character. This book is essentially a history of TAFE policy and administrative arrangements at both State and national levels. It provides, in chapter 2, a brief review of the history of technical education in Australia and of Commonwealth involvement in TAFE prior to 1970, which is intended to enrich understanding of the present day TAFE system and structure. The main themes of the following...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Apprenticeship; Labour market; Policy; Finance; Providers of education and training; Teaching and learning; Higher education; Vocational education and training; Governance; Culture and society

Keywords: Policy formation; Government policy; Educational finance; TAFE; Postcompulsory education; Further education; Technical education and training; Education and training reform; Training market; Social change; History

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2001

Physical description: 111 p.

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ISBN: 0873976924 (online)

Statement of responsibility: Gillian Goozee

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 65.11

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