Workforce skills development and engagement in training through skill sets


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Skill sets are a grouping of one or more competencies below the level of a full qualification that meet a client skills need, such as a licensing or compliance requirement or specific knowledge of an emerging area. A point of debate is the role that skills sets play compared to full qualifications, which are seen as the foundation of the vocational education and training (VET) system. To throw some light on this issue, John Mills and his colleagues undertook a case study of agrifood students, which investigated the use of skill sets by students enrolled in Rural Production Studies skill...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Providers of education and training; Skills and knowledge; Teaching and learning; Vocational education and training; Qualifications; Employment; Workforce development; Policy; Research

Keywords: TAFE; Skill development; Competence; Employees; Registered training organisation; Skill upgrading; Training package; Training policy; Case study; Skill sets

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia; New South Wales

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2012

Physical description: 36 p.

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Series: NCVER monograph series; no. 11/2012

Related items: TD/TNC 110.433

ISBN: 9781922056351

ISSN: 1837-0659

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 110.15

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