The boundaries and connections between the VET and higher education sectors: 'confused, contested and collaborative'


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Author: Fowler, Craig


This paper provides a brief commentary on the relative trend change and potential trajectories of Australia's vocational education and training (VET) sector compared with the higher education sector. This provides the necessary context for more detailed exploration of the multiple issues that lie at what might be described as the 'boundaries and connections' between these two components of the tertiary education sector.

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Subjects: Higher education; Tertiary education; Vocational education and training; Providers of education and training; Governance; Pathways; Qualifications

Keywords: Partnership in education and training; Education and training system; Articulation; Qualifications framework; Training market

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2017

Physical description: 31 p.

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Also called: The boundaries and connections between the vocational education and training and higher education sectors: 'confused, contested and collaborative'

ISBN: 9781925173727

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 126.14

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