VET leadership for the future: contexts, characteristics and capabilities

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LH Martin Institute for Higher Education Leadership and Management (Australia); Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)


This study examines leadership in Australia’s vocational education and training (VET) sector. VET leaders make a vital and growing contribution to learners, industry and society, yet research on their work is limited. This has direct implications for ensuring leadership is most effective, and for framing evidence-based capacity development. To assist the sector, and in particular the people who find themselves running large and complex training organisations, this study paints a picture of what VET leaders do, and of how they can do it best. The study reveals VET leaders view managing...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Management; Research; Teaching and learning; Skills and knowledge; Workforce development

Keywords: Leadership; Leadership development; Professional development; Skill development; Management development

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Melbourne, Victoria: Australian Council for Educational Research, 2010

Physical description: vi, 72 p.

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Also called: Vocational education and training leadership for the future

Related items: TD/TNC 101.298

ISBN: 9780864319821

Statement of responsibility: Hamish Coates, Lynn Meek, Justin Brown, Tim Friedman, Peter Noonan and John Mitchell

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 102.43

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