VET provider market structures: history, growth and change


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Author: Korbel, Patrick; Misko, Josie


This paper tracks the development of the Australian vocational education and training (VET) provider market over the last two decades in the context of significant policy changes and generally increased competition. It provides an insight into how the sector has arrived at its current position, painting a present-day picture of great diversity. More importantly, it prompts further, more fundamental, questions about the current structure of the provider market and whether it is optimally placed to deliver the skills and knowledge that students and the Australian economy require. The now...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Governance; Providers of education and training; Policy; Finance; Economics; Research

Keywords: Training market; Registered training organisation; History; Education and training reform; Funding; Competition; Comparative analysis

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2016

Physical description: 37 p. (report) + [1] p. (infographic)

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Also called: Vocational education and training provider market structures: history, growth and change

ISBN: 9781925173550

The report is accompanied by an infographic entitled 'VET provider market structures: perceptions vs reality'.
'Making sense of total VET activity: an initial market analysis' is indexed in VOCEDplus at TD/TNC 124.01.
Two related infographics were released in May 2017. 'VET provider market structures: registered training organisations: infographic' is indexed in VOCEDplus at TD/TNC 128.49 and 'VET provider market structures: students and enrolments: infographic' is indexed at TD/TNC 128.48.

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Rights: With the exception of cover design, artwork, photographs, all logos, and any other material where copyright is owned by a third party, all material presented in this document is provided under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia. To view a copy of the licence visit:

Document number: TD/TNC 124.13

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