Markets, competition and ‘reform’ in VET: views from public and private registered training organisations in Western Australia


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For more than a decade the vocational education and training (VET) sector has been subject to a number of reforms as a consequence of National Competition Policy, but more specifically due to the introduction of the National Training Framework (NTF). While market advocates extol the gains these changes have made to efficiency and effectiveness in VET, critics have pointed to actual and potential damage to traditional VET clients and providers. This paper reviews these developments and reports on research among four Western Australian registered training organisations (RTOs) - two public...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Research; Labour market; Policy; Economics; Governance

Keywords: Government policy; Educational policy; Competition; Training market

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia; Western Australia

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2002

Journal volume: 10

Journal number: 2

Journal date: November 2002

Pages: pp. 115-138

ISSN: 1039-4001

Resource type: Article

Document number: TD/TNC 71.606

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