Perceptions are not reality: myths, realities and the critical role of vocational education and training in Australia


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Australia's vocational education and training (VET) sector continues to deliver excellent results and outcomes for its students, industry and the economy at large. Yet, among the Australian public, perceptions surrounding vocational education continue to be widely out of step with the reality of the sector and its achievements. Sandwiched between debates about university deregulation and private versus public school funding, vocational education all too often is relegated to forgotten child status, struggling to gain the media attention required for the public to understand VET's unique...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Pathways; Governance; Outcomes; Income; Skills and knowledge; Employment

Keywords: Perception; Education and training system; Outcomes of education and training; Skill shortage; Unemployment

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: North Melbourne, Victoria: Skilling Australia Foundation, 2017

Physical description: 25 p.

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ISBN: 9780992483937

Statement of responsibility: N. Wyman, M. McCrindle, S. Whatmore, J. Gedge, T. Edwards

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Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 128.509

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