VET practitioner education in Australia: issues and approaches

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Author: Guthrie, Hugh; Harris, Roger


Appropriate qualifications and professional development opportunities for vocational education and training (VET) teachers, trainers, and assessors are key to the future success of VET in meeting industry and individual needs. This chapter, based on qualitative analysis of research on the development of teacher capability and the authors' lived professional experiences, examines the main issues and approaches in the training and development of VET practitioners in Australia. It describes the VET system in Australia and the nature of the VET teaching workforce, documents the history of...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Providers of education and training; Workforce development

Keywords: Trainers; Vocational teachers; Training of trainers; Teacher training; Professional development; Education and training system; History

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature Switzerland, 2018

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Also called: Vocational education and training practitioner education in Australia: issues and approaches

Pages: pp. 1787-1805

Related items: TD/TNC 137.1084

ISBN: 9783319945316 (print); 9783319945323 (ebook); 9783319945330 (print and electronic bundle)

Resource type: Book chapter

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 136.118

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