Choosing VET: investigating the VET aspirations of school students


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This study explores the views of 6492 New South Wales (NSW) primary and secondary school students' post-school aspirations. It explores when vocational education and training (VET) begins to feature in students' thinking about their futures, the kinds of students who think about VET, and under what conditions. The study informs how teachers, schools and VET providers might enrich the information available to students and their parents/carers and address current gaps and misunderstandings in students' knowledge about VET.

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Subjects: Vocational education and training; Students; Providers of education and training

Keywords: Access to information; Aspirations; Career information; Occupation; Perception; TAFE; Data analysis

Geographic subjects: New South Wales; Australia; Oceania

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2017

Physical description: 60 p.

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Also called: Choosing vocational education and training: investigating the vocational education and training aspirations of school students

Related items: TD/TNC 129.17; TD/TNC 129.18

ISBN: 9781925173987

Statement of responsibility: Jennifer Gore, Hywel Ellis, Leanne Fray, Maxwell Smith, Adam Lloyd, Carly Berrigan, Andrew Lyell, Natasha Weaver, Kathryn Holmes

The associated publication 'In their words: student choice in training markets: Victorian examples' is indexed in VOCEDplus at TD/TNC 129.17.
The associated publication 'Choosing VET: aspirations, intentions and choice' is indexed in VOCEDplus at TD/TNC 129.18.

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 129.16

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