Australian investment in education: vocational education and training

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Author: Hurley, Peter; Van Dyke, Nina


The vocational education and training (VET) sector has been characterised by rapid reform to funding arrangements over the past decade. Since 2008, the state and territory governments, as well as the Australian Government, began instituting a series of VET funding reforms. This report examines the patterns of government investment in the VET sector, at both federal and jurisdictional levels. The key points are that: (1) Australia's total reported investment in the VET sector is at its lowest level in real terms since at least 2008; (2) most states and territories are spending less in...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Finance; Policy

Keywords: Government expenditure; Funding; Education and training reform; Training market; Federal government; State government; Policy implications; Recommendations

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Melbourne, Victoria: Mitchell Institute, Victoria University, 2019

Physical description: [27] p.

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Also called: Australian investment in education: VET

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 139.255

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