Tinkering around the edges, but ignoring the huge cracks: a discussion of VET in Schools for young Australians

In 2012 the number of 15 to 19-year-olds participating in vocational education and training [VET] in Australia exceeded 488,100 (NCVER 2013). This included more than 242,000 students undertaking VET in Schools and more than 147,000 who had left school prior to completing a senior secondary certificate and who were undertaking vocational education at a TAFE institute or a private registered training organisation (RTO) (NCVER 2012a; NCVER 2012b). The VET landscape in which these young people learn is plagued by a lack of clarity, which makes a critical discussion of the role of VET for young peo ... Show more

Authors: Clarke, Kira

Published: Adelaide, South Australia, NCVER, 2014

Resource type: Conference paper

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