Cooks galore and hairdressers aplenty


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


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...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Migration; Industry; Students; International education; Providers of education and training; Vocational education and training

Keywords: Entry level training

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

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

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Journal title: People and place

Journal volume: 15

Journal number: 1

Journal date: 2007

Pages: pp.30-44

ISSN: 1039-4788

Statement of responsibility: Bob Birrell, Ernest Healy and Bob Kinnaird

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 89.227

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