Indigenous participation in VET: understanding the research


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Author: Ackehurst, Maree; Polvere, Rose-Anne; Windley, Georgina


Indigenous educational and employment disadvantage is a much researched and discussed subject. The latest Prime Minister's 'Closing the Gap' report (Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet 2017) [indexed in VOCEDplus at TD/TNC 127.580] shows that, while the gap is slowly decreasing in regard to participation in tertiary education, reducing employment disparity, particularly in remote areas, lags behind. This is despite clear evidence that higher levels of education lead to higher levels of employment. This research summary provides an overview of the extensive research undertaken on...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Indigenous people; Vocational education and training; Participation; Outcomes; Tertiary education; Higher education; Students; Demographics

Keywords: Outcomes of education and training; Remote; Completion; Student attrition

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2017

Physical description: 16 p.

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Also called: Indigenous participation in vocational education and training: understanding the research

ISBN: 9781925173833

The associated infographic is indexed in VOCEDplus at TD/TNC 128.47.
The associated publication, 'Policy snapshot: Indigenous training and employment', is indexed in VOCEDplus at TD/TNC 127.13.
The associated webinar is indexed in VOCEDplus at TD/TNC 128.45.

Resource type: Report

Rights: With the exception of the cover design, artwork, photographs, all logos and 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 127.10

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