Marketisation and regulation of vocational education and training

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Author: Braithwaite, Valerie


This chapter is part of a collection that aims to provide a more balanced and well-rounded perspective on issues of marketisation, in particular by exploring critical public sector market failures in areas such as employment services and vocational education and training (VET). The author shows why the choices to purchase and supply services are driven by factors that ensure that competition will never drive up service quality. In the summary, the author argues that VET once held a proud place in Australia's education system, providing opportunity along a less academically and more...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Governance; Policy; Outcomes

Keywords: Training market; Quality assurance; Professional recognition; Vocational teachers; Practitioners; Trainers; Policy analysis; Critical analysis

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: UNSW Canberra, 2016

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