Student choice and lifelong learning in New South Wales: minding the gap between rhetoric and reality

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Author: Zoellner, Don


This paper will explore the results of more than two decades of bi-partisan policy consistency (Zoellner 2013, pp. 144-8) aimed at increasing the amount of choice available to consumers of marketised VET services as an important mechanism in the encouragement of Australians to increase their commitment to lifelong learning. The introduction of training packages in 1999 allowed VET qualifications to be commoditised in order to facilitate the operations of training markets (Wheelahan 2015, p. 127). Pre-training package 1998 will be used as one comparison point for the examination of...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Lifelong learning; Vocational education and training; Policy; Participation; Students

Keywords: Policy analysis; Comparative analysis; Government role; Training market; Education and training opportunity; Access to education and training; Enrolment; Trend

Geographic subjects: New South Wales; Australia; Oceania

Physical description: 21 p.

Date: 2019

Place: Sydney, New South Wales

Resource type: Conference

Document number: TD/TNC 137.118

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