Enhancing training advantage for remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learners


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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in very remote parts of Australia are increasingly participating in vocational education and training (VET); however, completion rates remain low and employment outcomes are not improving. This project identifies how retention and completion can be improved and what other indicators of success are important outcomes of training in remote communities. Using a case study approach to investigate five unique training programs in remote areas of Australia, the report finds a that range of factors contribute to retention, including: trainer qualities and...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Outcomes; Participation; Employment; Demographics; Culture and society; Indigenous people; Students; Providers of education and training; Research; Statistics

Keywords: Outcomes of education and training; Barrier; Enrolment; Student retention; Dropout; Completion; Family; Employability; Remote; Cultural aspects; Case study; Data analysis

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2017

Physical description: 43 p. (report) + 43 p. (support document)

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Also called: Case studies of training advantage for remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island learners: support document

Related items: TD/TNC 127.11; TD/TNC 125.82

ISBN: 9781925173840

Statement of responsibility: John Guenther, Melodie Bat, Anne Stephens, Janet Skewes, Bob Boughton, Frances Williamson, Sandra Wooltorton, Melissa Marshall, Anna Dwyer

A related good practice guide, 'VET retention in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities', has also been produced based on the findings of this report. It is indexed in VOCEDplus at TD/TNC 127.11.
A 2016 No Frills conference paper and presentation about this research is indexed in VOCEDplus at TD/TNC 125.82.

Resource type: Report

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: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/au

Document number: TD/TNC 127.12

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