The impact of VET in schools on young people’s intentions and achievements

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Author: Nguyen, Nhi


In the 14 years since [vocational education and training] VET in schools was introduced to the Australian school curricula it has become an integral part of each state and territory’s Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (SSCE). Over 90 per cent of Australian schools offer VET subjects and programs and almost half of all senior secondary students participate in these courses. Historically, these programs developed out of concerns about the school to work transition of young Australians, and the need for a senior secondary certificate with a broader range of curriculum to encourage...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Youth; Research; Evaluation; Outcomes; Pathways; Participation; Statistics

Keywords: VET in schools; Longitudinal study; Youth transitions; Transition from secondary to further education and training; Longitudinal data; Achievement; Program evaluation; Relevance of education and training

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Netley, South Australia: VETNETwork, 2011

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Journal volume: 8

Journal date: 2010-2011

Pages: pp. 35-37

ISSN: 1835-338X

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 111.659

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