An investment in productivity and inclusion: the economic and social benefits of the TAFE system

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Author: Pennington, Alison


Australia currently faces its most significant economic challenge in many decades. Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has resulted in the shutdown of large segments of the economy and the destruction of hundreds of thousands of jobs. Training will play a vital role in reorienting the economy after the pandemic, facilitating crisis-accelerated transitions across industries and supporting millions of workers (both new entrants to the labour force, and existing workers displaced by the pandemic and its after-effects) to prepare for future jobs. But Australia's vocational education and...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Providers of education and training; Economics; Performance; Vocational education and training; Employment; Skills and knowledge

Keywords: TAFE; Cost benefit analysis; Economic impact; Social aspects; Social inclusion; Education and training system; Education and training reform; History; Employment outcomes; Productivity; Policy analysis; Policy implications; Funding; Government expenditure

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Centre for Future Work, Australia Institute, 2020

Physical description: 70 p.

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Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 141.803

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