Working their way to school completion: a snapshot of School-based Apprenticeships and Traineeships for young Australians


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Author: Klatt, Malgorzata; Clarke, Kira; Dulfer, Nicky


This paper highlights troubling patterns within the Australian School-based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SBATs) by analysing statistical data of 21,000 of 15-19 year old apprenticeship/traineeship learners engaged in Vocational Education and Training in School (VETiS). It confirms the alignment of social groups to certain qualification fields and levels and provides a compelling picture of the learner profile of SBAT including the type of occupations and qualifications being undertaken at school level. In a complex policy environment, where VET in Schools has been assigned the...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Apprenticeship; Traineeship; Pathways; Vocational education and training; Disadvantaged; Statistics; Governance

Keywords: Data analysis; VET in schools; Education and training system

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Abingdon, England: Taylor and Francis, 2017

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Journal volume: 69

Journal number: 4

Journal date: December 2017

Pages: pp. 473-494

Related items: TD/TNC 121.1539

ISSN: 1363-6820, 1747-5090 (online)

A related conference paper is indexed in VOCEDplus at TD/TNC 121.1539.

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 129.188

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