Australian VET teacher education: what is the benefit of pedagogical studies at university for VET teachers?

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Author: Smith, Erica; Yasukawa, Keiko; Hodge, Steven


In Australia, the level and nature of qualifications for vocational education and training (VET) teachers is a highly contested and political topic. VET teachers are only required to have a pre-university, certificate level, pedagogical qualification, the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. They possess substantially lower level qualifications than teachers in other education sectors. But this has not always been the case. Nowadays, some VET teachers still choose to undertake university-level pedagogical qualifications. Almost all of these students study part-time while already...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Providers of education and training; Workforce development; Teaching and learning; Outcomes; Qualifications

Keywords: Vocational teachers; Practitioners; Teacher training; Professional development; Relevance of education and training; Educational level; Education and training needs

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Shanghai, China: Regional Cooperation Platform for Vocational Teacher Education and Training in Asia, 2015

Physical description: 15 p.

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Also called: Australian vocational education and training teacher education: what is the benefit of pedagogical studies at university for vocational education and training teachers?

Journal title: TVET@Asia

Journal number: 5

Journal date: July 2015

ISSN: 2196-838X

Issue theme: 'Approaches and achievements in TVET personnel professional development', editors Joachim Dittrich, Len Cairns, Agus Setiawan and Thomas Schroeder

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Rights: Copyright The Authors

Document number: TD/TNC 121.932

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