Towards a more systematic approach to continuing professional development in vocational education and training


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Author: Dymock, Darryl; Tyler, Mark A.


Vocational education and training (VET) teachers and trainers have a key role in ensuring that workers in business and industry are upskilled and up-to-date in a rapidly changing industrial, economic and technological environment. It follows that the VET practitioners should themselves keep up to date, not only with industry developments but also with the pedagogical skills needed to embrace technology and adapt to new sites for learning. However, in Australia and other Western nations, continuing professional development for VET practitioners has been spasmodic and not always well...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Workforce development; Skills and knowledge

Keywords: Skill development; Professional development; Vocational teachers; Practitioners; Continuing education; Continuing vocational education and training

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Abingdon, England: Taylor and Francis, 2018

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Journal volume: 40

Journal number: 2

Journal date: July 2018

Pages: pp. 198-211

ISSN: 0158-037X, 1470-126X (online)

Statement of responsibility: Darryl Dymock and Mark Tyler

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 133.54

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