Skilling a seasonal workforce: a way forward for rural regions


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Author: Kilpatrick, Sue; Bound, Helen

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National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER); University of Tasmania. Centre for Research and learning in Regional Australia (CRLRA)


Seasonal work is crucial for the many rural regions reliant on seasonal industries such as agriculture, forestry, aquaculture and tourism. This report examines the diverse nature of the seasonal workforce in two locations and the approaches used in their training. The report finds that the seasonal workforce is diverse and has varied training needs. Like others marginally attached to the workforce, much of their training is informal. Seasonal workers have difficulty accessing formal training and having their informal learning properly recognised. More formal training approaches are...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Workforce development; Participation; Equity; Governance; Culture and society; Demographics; Employment; Finance; Teaching and learning

Keywords: Barrier; Government role; Access to education and training; Accreditation; Education and training needs; Community; Rural; Employees; Training cost; Training

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2005

Physical description: 44 p.

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ISBN: 1920896457 (print); 1920896465 (online)

Statement of responsibility: Sue Kilpatrick, Helen Bound

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 81.11

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