VET funding in Australia: background, trends and future directions


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Author: Noonan, Peter


The vocational education and training (VET) system in Australia plays a central role in the development of skills for the Australian workforce and through that role makes a critical contribution to workforce participation, productivity levels, individuals' life chances, and economic and social development. The level of public and private investment in VET is therefore an important public policy issue. The Mitchell Institute has pointed to declining levels of public investment in VET. This paper has been specifically prepared to help inform consideration and debate about the future of VET...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Finance; Outcomes; Governance; Participation; Evaluation

Keywords: Funding; Trend; History; Future; Government role; Government expenditure; Investment; Enrolment

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Melbourne, Victoria: Mitchell Institute, Victoria University, 2016

Physical description: viii, 28 p.

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Also called: Vocational education and training funding in Australia: background, trends and future directions

Series: Mitchell policy paper; March 2016

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 123.1310

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