The capture of public wealth by the for-profit VET sector

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Author: Yu, Serena; Oliver, Damian


In 2012, the [Australian] Commonwealth and all states and territories agreed upon a new market-driven funding model for vocational education, intended to promote opportunities for for-profit registered training organisations (RTOs) at the expense of public [technical and further education] TAFE institutes. The centrepiece of this reform was a national training entitlement, or a minimum guarantee that all working age individuals could access subsidised training up to Certificate III level at a vocational education provider of their choice, provided they satisfied various eligibility...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Providers of education and training; Finance; Governance

Keywords: Private training provider; TAFE; Funding; Education and training system; Education and training reform; Government expenditure; Training market

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Sydney, New South Wales: Workplace Research Centre, 2015

Physical description: 46 p.

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Also called: The capture of public wealth by the for-profit vocational education and training sector

On cover: A report prepared for the Australian Education Union

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 119.265

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