Cooks galore and hairdressers aplenty

Overseas student commencements in cooking and hairdressing courses have nearly tripled between 2004 and 2006. This growth reflects the advantages which Migrant Occupations in Demand List (MODL) listing of these two occupations has given for those seeking permanent residence in Australia. The article critically examines the standards of the registered training organisations (RTOs) providing the training. In particular the state and federal regulatory bodies which oversee their operation do not assess the competency of those completing these courses. The article concludes that only a minority of ... Show more

Authors: Birrell, Bob; Healy, Ernest; Kinnaird, Bob

Published: Melbourne, Victoria, Centre for Population and Urban Research, Monash University, 2007

Resource type: Article

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