The development of Australia's national training system: a dynamic tension between consistency and flexibility


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Author: Bowman, Kaye; McKenna, Suzy


This paper tells the story of how Australia's national training system has emerged over the last 20 years. It identifies the rationale, objectives and key elements of the training system and outlines the main reforms undertaken between 1992 and mid-2015. It also explores the dynamic tension between consistency and flexibility that exists in the system, including in the recent implementation of the student training entitlement funding model.

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Subjects: Finance; Quality; Vocational education and training; Governance; Policy

Keywords: Education and training reform; Education and training system; Funding; History

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2016

Physical description: 55 p.

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ISBN: 9781925173437

The related publication 'Balancing consistency and flexibility in student training entitlements: research overview' is indexed at TD/TNC 123.01.
The related publication 'Student entitlement models in Australia's national training system: expert views' is indexed at TD/TNC 122.17.
The related publication 'Jurisdictional approaches to student training entitlements: commonalities and differences' is indexed at TD/TNC 122.16.

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 122.18

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