Trends in VET: policy and participation


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Author: Atkinson, Georgina; Stanwick, John


Given the changing policy environment in vocational education and training (VET), the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) considered it timely to look at the policy developments and participation trends over the last 20 years. This occasional paper examines two broad policy trends, the extension of the apprenticeship and traineeship system, and the opening up of the training market, as well as three specific policy case studies: incentive payments for employers of apprentices and trainees; accelerated apprenticeships; and entitlement models. The paper also examines...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Policy; Participation; Apprenticeship; Outcomes; Providers of education and training; Traineeship; Governance; Finance; Statistics

Keywords: History; Trend; Education and training reform; Education and training system; Training market; Data analysis

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2016

Physical description: 53 p.

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Also called: Trends in vocational education and training: policy and participation

Related items: TD/TNC 125.45

ISBN: 9781925173611

The associated infographic is indexed in VOCEDplus at TD/TNC 125.45.

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 license. To view a copy of the licence visit:

Document number: TD/TNC 125.05

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