Making 'good' choices: the impact of entitlement models on up-skilling later in life


Permanent URL for this page:

Author: Polidano, Cain; Ven, Justin van de; Voitchovsky, Sarah


Understanding the responsiveness of 'older' workers - those aged 25-54 years - to government subsidies for up-skilling is important in developing policies that can support people in obtaining skills later in life. The particular focus for this report is the first round of Victorian demand-driven reforms, known as the Victorian Training Guarantee (VTG). The VTG reforms were introduced to create a more responsive training market and were implemented between July 2009 and January 2011. How enrolment and course choice responses differ, especially between employed and unemployed individuals,...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Governance; Policy; Skills and knowledge; Demographics; Employment; Outcomes; Participation; Statistics; Finance; Students

Keywords: Age; Older worker; Skill development; Skill upgrading; Enrolment; Data analysis; Subsidy; Funding; Nontraditional students; Decision making

Geographic subjects: Victoria; Australia; Oceania

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2017

Physical description: 49 p.

Access item:

ISBN: 9781925173734

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Rights: With the exception of the Commonwealth Coat of Arms, the Department's logo, any material protected by a trade mark and where otherwise noted all material presented in this document is provided under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia licence. To view a copy of the licence visit:

Document number: TD/TNC 126.23

Show Extra Info
QR Code for