Making TAFE competitive: creating an efficient and productive network of publicly funded providers that can compete effectively in the training market (Extract from ‘Objectives’ in the schedule to the Australian National Training Authority Act 1992)

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Author: Fooks, Des; Ryan, Robin; Schofield, Kaye


A competitive training market is something that was mandated in the Australian National Training Authority Agreement. The case for such a market has neither been made nor debated publicly. However, its advocates have the power to impose it. In these circumstances, prudence demands that TAFE should prepare itself to operate in a market environment. This discussion paper proposes that the framework for a VET system, and the participation of the TAFE sector within that system, should be based on:; a national VET quality assurance system which would safeguard the interests of clients;;...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Quality; Workforce development; Skills and knowledge; Economics; Providers of education and training; Policy; Governance; Finance

Keywords: Staff development; Private training provider; Training policy; Competency standard; Competition; TAFE; Training market; Training cost

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia; New South Wales

Published: Deakin, Australian Capital Territory: Australian College of Education, 1997

Physical description: 27 p.

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ISBN: 0909587825

A summary of the report has been published in ‘Training agenda’, vol 4, no 4, November 1996, pages 3−6.

Resource type: Discussion paper

Document number: TD/NSW 48.11

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